What we do
We deliver digital transformational outcomes for clients within the following sectors:
Why health clients choose Answer Digital
Answer Digital Health exists to solve the burning questions surrounding the transformation of Health and Social Care, combining a deep understanding in how health organisations actually work with enterprise-scale digital expertise to deliver an outcome that improves patient care and wellbeing.
We do this by successfully embedding our user experience and development expertise into an agile delivery model, aliged to the GDS standards.
What makes Answer Health Digital?
Our Health Expertise
Health care is notoriously complicated with interconnected systems, processes and people. We have been working with many clients up and down the country to support their local digital roadmaps, primarily the interoperability of IT systems to enable seamless care delivery across traditional organisational boundaries.
We have worked with many different types of health and care organisations, whether it be working with NHS Digital on a national scale to demonstrate the possibilities and capabilities of the GP Connect programme, developing the Leeds Care Record and Ripple Open-Source platform on a regional scale, or with individual local trusts like Central Manchester University Hospital and Leicestershire Partnership Trust.
Public organisations have depended on large vendors for expensive and sometimes unsuitable software. But a new, collaborative approach to digital transformation is pioneering a different way. Open Standards, OpenAPIs and Open Source Solutions are beginning to unlock huge freedoms, the potential for re-use and additional value for money. One example of this is the Ripple not-for-profit foundation (http://rippleosi.org) set up to demonstrate the potential of open source.
As a digital transformation partner, we have recently been commissioned by NHS Digital to provide Architecture, Development and Governance services to deliver a demonstration platform for the GP Connect programme. This Platform has been developed using open source tools and published as an open source initiative by NHS Digital with the aim of validating new OpenAPis, accelerating development efforts by 3rd party clinical system suppliers and creating an efficient automated testing suite to support the national assurance processes.
We work on a regional level to provide digital outcomes aligned to creating integrated digital care records that allow frontline staff access to the most up-to-date and joined up care information.
We have recently worked with South Tyneside NHS Trust to demonstrate the value of a Health and Social Care Information Exchange based on an open integration platform, using the Ripple OSI where we used our extensive enterprise architecture experience to insure the integrity, scalability and maintainability of the Ripple platform. Code Custodianship is essential practice for a scalable, robust open source initiative that aims to gain adoption across the World.
The health industry can’t afford to stand still as patients and clinicians expect to access health care information through channels of their choice. Positive disruption encourages innovative, high-impact and open digital solutions that improve patient outcomes.
As an example, we are working with clients to digitally enable local NHS Hospitals (such as Central Manchester University Hospital) and Trusts (such as Leicestershire Partnership) to improve patient healthcare.
We have an ongoing collaborative engagement with Kings College Hospital, a leading NHS Foundation Trust with a world-class reputation for excellence, design and implementing Open Source Solutions, passing the rigorous NHS Digital assurance processes.