What is it about?

Global health-care systems continue to face growing pressure to cope with an ageing population and increased expectation to deliver advanced medical interventions. Health-care technology has seen substantial growth but adoption of these technologies within the NHS has been tentative. Greater acceptance of digital technology with clinician engagement are crucial to cope with the ever-increasing requirements to run high-quality health-care services.

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Why is it important?

Health-care technology has seen substantial growth but the NHS’s approach in promoting diffusion of digital health care in clinical practice nationally has had limited success. Encouraging health-care professionals and patients to take advantage of the digital opportunity paves a pathway for the digitisation of the NHS.

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This page is a summary of: Clinician engagement is essential for the diffusion of digital innovation, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, April 2019, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/hmed.2019.80.4.184.
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