The journey towards a smarter hospital within a new integrated care landscape

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Traditional thinking around digital transformation within health care organisations and systems seeks to apply new technologies to existing care pathways and processes in order to improve them – but misses the opportunity technology now offers us to reimagine how care is delivered. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted care delivery, forcing our health care system to embrace change at pace and see the ways in which digital design and capabilities can enable care, and access to care, driven by smarter, user-centred design.

At this free online event we explored the role that hospitals – enabled by digital capability – can play, and we thought about:

  • how hospitals can reframe their role as part of an integrated care system
  • how digital technologies and innovation can help support that role
  • how these technologies can be interwoven with workforce, estates and clinical capabilities as part of a co-ordinated approach to health and care.

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This event was held in partnership with IBM. If you're interested in partnering with us on an online event please email Chloe at or call her on 020 7307 2482.




Julia Cream

Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund


Dr David Selwyn

Medical Director, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Mark Davies

Chief Medical Officer (Europe), IBM Corporation and IBM Watson Health


Professor Kiran Patel

Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Chief Executive and Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


Fiona Edwards

Accountable Officer and Chief Executive, NHS Frimley CCG and Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System


Lisa Hollins

Director of Innovation, NHSX