To evolve a caring, safe and respectful digitally-enabled workplace and population, filled with Digital Practitioners and Citizens which is digitally inclusive and expanding.
The Digital Health and Education Team strives to put patients at the heart of what we do. The department was established with one woman and a dream; to create a digitally enabled workplace for all staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals! The department has since grown to become a multi disciplinary team of six.
We have worked on projects within the community setting including a project to connect Fylde Coast care homes to essential IT infrastructure, hardware and software enabling them to link remotely with health services. Projects using this infrastructure include the multi award winning palliative care virtual ward round at Clifton Hospital in partnership with Trinity Hospice. Throughout the pandemic we worked on a number of key projects including virtual consultations and end of life communication for in-patients with loved ones.
Now under the leadership of the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO), we have joined forces with the Health Informatics Digital Education department and are continuing to work towards creating a digitally confident and competent workforce. We now have responsibility for establishing the organisation’s clinical risk management process and accelerating digital innovation within the organisation.
With a large and complex programme of Health IT system implementations ahead, our team are well placed to support the clinical engagement, education and clinical systems risk management aspects of this work.
Click on the links below to learn more about the work we do and the projects we've worked on: