Healthcare innovation has been hitting the airwaves in the recent days. Modern technologies have been springing into the NHS market. This has necessitated for some checks and balances. TRUSTECH has been working with NHS to ensure compliance and that basic standards are met.
Various solutions have been put forth and better healthcare results have been seen over the years. To many, the various superior programs created for diagnosis and treatment, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, are all the sector has been looking for. On the contrary, innovation indicates that the need to improve such aspects is important. This entails creating solutions that offer value to the patients so as to improve the services. This is possible through adoption of modern technologies by providers, patients, communities, regulators and policy makers among others.
The following are the major characteristics of innovation in healthcare:
- Healthcare solutions are procedural. They are implemented in steps. Every step is an advancement of the previous one.
- The procedural developments bring about some indirect benefits over time and they are often greater than the direct benefits.
- There is a need for strategic planning while adopting innovations for healthcare. This goes a long way to scale the benefits to the patients and the community at large.
Innovation and Timelines
TRUSTECH works closely with NHS to ensure that any product that is developed for the NHS market is not delayed for because of lack of implementation. There are a number of aspects that you need to put into consideration before adopting a new technology.
Primary, secondary and tertiary benefits – healthcare innovation come with varying benefits at different levels of implementation. The patients and society enjoy these benefits in a cascading manner as follows:
- UP Innovation – this innovation allows more users and at its entry stage, many patients reap the benefits of improved service delivery as well as efficiency.
- OVER Innovation – at its optimal delivery, an innovation might be substituted with other techniques or complemented to deliver better results.
- OUT Innovation – a new disease can now be treated through the old innovation. This means need for change.