Event
22 March, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr Timothy Ferris, National Director of Transformation, NHS England

The power of data to transform population health

Harnessing advances in technology to transform the delivery of health and care services has been a priority for successive governments. The benefits of digital enablement in healthcare settings have been clear to see. However, digital transformation has been slower to make its mark in the field of population health management and home care, particularly for the frail elderly.

The intelligent use of data in this area could prove transformative, helping address many of the health system’s long-standing challenges: how to move from a reactive to a proactive model of care, how to reduce demand for expensive, acute treatment and keep people out of hospital, and how to facilitate greater patient self-management.

Achieving these aims will require further developing analytical capacity in our health system, effective investment in IT infrastructure, and better join up of existing public sector datasets. Going forward, it may also involve drawing on a wider pool of data, including data generated by patients themselves using apps and wearable devices. Success in all of these areas will help us develop a more sustainable, cost-effective and outcomes-oriented health system.

Reform is delighted to host this roundtable, led by Dr Timothy Ferris, National Director of Transformation, NHS England.

This roundtable is in-person, invite-only and will be held under the Chatham House rule. This roundtable is kindly supported by Imperial Policy Forum.