Client summary – Strategic Review of IM&T Systems Services and Capabilities – Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

IT Health Partnership was commissioned by the Financial and Medical Directors to undertake  a strategic review of the Trust’s IM&T Systems, Services and Capabilities.
The review covered the Trust’s information systems, services and capabilities and existing plans for their strategic development; the objective being to ensure that they are and will remain appropriate and are aligned to support delivery of its overall vision and strategy by 2020.   The outcome of the review confirmed that the Trust’s IM&T Strategy and it’s 5 themes were still valid, and identified 3 additional cross cutting themes: Governance; Leadership and Culture; and Communication and Stakeholder Engagement.
Our lead Partner on the assignment worked with the Medical Director to define and appoint to the role of a Trust CCIO, subsequently working closely with the newly appointed CCIO job sharers and the Associate Director of IM&T to establish improved IM&T governance and clinical leadership and engagement across the Trust.
The findings and recommendations repositioned the Trust’s Strategy in the context of the latest strategic and planning context, at national and local level. This includes: the Dorset Care Record Programme; the One Dorset Vanguard; the Sustainability and Transformation planning and the requirement for Local Digital Roadmaps by June 2016.   The assignment delivered an updated IM&T Strategy Delivery Roadmap, mapped to the themes and sections of the NHS England Digital Maturity Model, the framework for completion of the Local Digital Roadmap.
 “…thank you for the time you have put into this piece of work, but particularly for your counsel along the way – I have very much appreciated your insight and experience”. Nick Jenvey, Associate Director of IM&T
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