National-scale health IT: Strategy or Odyssey?
CXIO, DHEN and HISA members exclusive Webinar
Across a diverse range of healthcare systems, governments are pursuing national strategic programs for the standardisation, deployment and integration of healthcare information systems. The NHS in England has a twenty-five year history in this arena and we shall use its experience to frame exploration of the characteristics of these programs, including the design context, implementation environment, and implementation approach.
Understanding the emergence of digital strategy in a complex and often volatile healthcare system arguably constitutes a “messy problem” as diverse stakeholders, differing goals and a range of design and implementation options compound the inevitable organisational complexity of the endeavor.
Published evaluations of healthcare IT have tended to focus on individual elements of larger, evolving strategic programs. In contrast, this webinar aims to take a broad overview of strategic, structural and system factors and builds on the work we recently reported in JAMIA
Dr Colin Price BSc MB ChB MPhil MBA FRCS, University of Leicester, UK. Colin Price qualified in medicine in 1978 at the University of Manchester (UK) and trained in general and cardiothoracic surgery. He became interested in clinical audit and computing in the late 1980s and, in 1992, moved full-time into medical informatics work with the Department of Health’s Information Management Group (IMG) and later the NHS Information Authority (NHSIA).
In the NHSIA, he led a portfolio of national projects and services focused on NHS-wide clinical information systems. These included electronic records, messaging, and clinical terminology (Read Codes and SNOMED). More recently he has worked as an independent consultant, including some post-graduate teaching in the areas of strategy and information systems. He retired from work in 2017 to research large-scale strategic health IT initiatives at the University of Leicester.
He has postgraduate degrees from the University of Sheffield (MPhil) and from Loughborough University (MBA). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology Professional.
He has published in the fields of anatomy, adult cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation and health informatics.