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Working alongside the Accelerator’s experienced team of Digital Health (NHS) Navigators, we are looking forward to engaging with new parents and health organisations in London, to accelerate adoption and access to the eRedbook.
The Accelerator programme will allow us to reach and recruit local champions who will lead the way in introducing the eRedbook to peers, enabling our collective vision of making child health more engaging and collaborative for all involved in a child’s care.
Dan Moulin, eRedbook project director, said:
“The paper red book has been used very successfully in the NHS for over 26 years, and today it is used nationally. It is a fantastic example of what parents need as a Personal Child Health Record. It engages parents in the health and development of their children and enables information sharing across services and borders.
But, the world has moved on. 99%! Virtually ALL, under 34’s are recent internet users and manage most of their daily lives online.
The eRedbook harnesses many digital advantages.
For parents, it is always available anywhere online: it cannot be lost or left on the roof of the car on a mad dash to A&E.
For clinicians, we remove paper process by automating information flows, improving data quality and patient safety.
We have a contract and information governance in place for eRedbook in London and we want to help London become the national and global exemplars for digitising child health.
We now need trusts and leaders to help us prioritise the adoption of this innovation and realise the benefits for child health.”
The Accelerator sits within the DigitalHealth.London, which aims to accelerate the adoption of digital health solutions in the heart of the capital. The Accelerator is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
DigitalHealth.London is a partnership, expert in accelerating the adoption of digital innovation by linking health and care organisations with digital health innovators for the benefit of patients and populations. It accelerates the adoption of digital innovations across health and care to improve patient and population outcomes and experience, and supports a sustainable future NHS.
DigitalHealth.London's expert partnership is made up of London’s three Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) - Imperial College Health Partners, the Health Innovation Network and UCLPartners; MedCity; and NHS England. For more information, please see http://digitalhealth.london/