​​​​​​​​​​​Nuffield Trust reports on “Digital requirements for new primary care models”

April 2016

VitruCare is discussed as one of the promising digital models for transforming care. The report summarises:

Primary care is changing. New approaches to care delivery and organisational design are emerging in response to demographic changes, more complex patients and a range of policy and financial pressures. Technology is playing a central role in supporting the development of these new models, facilitating collaboration and integration across multiple care providers and settings; improving communication between patients and professionals; increasing efficiency and empowering patients to manage their health and wellbeing more effectively.

All of this technology is available now, but very few primary care providers are using it – and no single organisation is using all of it. However, some organisations have employed technology to support new ways of working, with positive results.”

The full report from the Nuffield Trust can be downloaded here.

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