Imagine a future without technological innovation in primary healthcare…
Waiting rooms crammed with anxious patients living with chronic disease, without access to technology to manage their conditions. The young and the old facing long waits to see a dwindling number of health professionals soldiering on without the automation to interact with patients in any other way. CCGs compelled to face impossible dilemmas, leaving families angry and bewildered at funding choices because decision-makers don’t have access to accurate and timely information and analysis.
An extreme picture perhaps, but one which starkly illustrates the importance and urgency of delivering technological innovation in primary healthcare. Fortunately, this bleak scenario is unlikely to materialise because primary care professionals like you are at the forefront of innovation, and increasingly recognise the importance of using technology to work at scale.
The need for technological innovation in primary healthcare
Delivering innovation in primary healthcare is essentially the adoption of more effective ways of solving problems, combined with highly efficient working. Technology can play a large part in improving both.
Today, primary care is facing the collective challenges of,
- funding shortfalls
- workforce gaps and stresses
- snowballing long-term conditions and overall demand.
Innovation through economies of scale is an important method of addressing these key issues. Primary care professionals are coming together to find new ways of working to meet changing and accelerating needs, at the same time as reducing costs and developing additional revenue streams to maximise resources. Technology plays an important role in facilitating and accelerating this collaboration.
Primary care organisations delivering innovation through collaboration
Collaborative problem-solving delivers results that are difficult to achieve in isolation. A group of individuals or practices which come together can offer a wider range of services and more easily find ways of improving care to their local population. Simply put, “None of us is as smart as all of us.”
Rapid innovation in primary care results in a radical shift in the way services are designed, managed and delivered. Primary care organisations need to ensure a successful transition in as little as 12 months. It can be challenging to formulate the many and varied tasks required to move to working at scale into a coherent plan and to monitor not only activities but the progress towards the much-needed benefits.
An effective tool to support primary care transformation
Primary care organisations are looking to technology to support their transformation to collaborative working. The ATSCALE Accelerator, powered by QOREX, is a unique on-line tool to fast-track this shift.
QOREX is a remarkable cloud software application developed as the complete solution for unifying strategy, delivery, and performance. QOREX applications have been developed for NHS Trusts, CCGs and STPs to support clarity, collaboration and control, and QOREX Limited is now delighted to be partnering with ATSCALE Limited to support innovation in primary care.
The ATSCALE Accelerator, powered by QOREX, is a proven, practical, online project management tool adapted specifically to support and accelerate primary care transformation. Pre-populated with all the prompts, actions and milestones needed to deliver at scale working, the Accelerator manages the steps practices must take to collaborate or merge to deliver primary care innovation.
Primary care professionals are at the forefront of innovation, and increasingly recognise the importance of adopting technology to deliver working at-scale. This radical shift can be challenging to manage and deliver however both patients and workforce are counting on primary care professionals to achieve this transformation quickly and effectively.