In this article for Digital by Default, Chris Wilson underlines the value of using Digital Commissioning technology to reduce delayed transfers of care. Providing examples of where it is being used effectively in one CSU and a group of CCGs across the Midlands and Lancashire.
"we are starting to see local authorities, CCGs and CSUs find innovative ways to address some of these ‘difficult’ issues. Clearly, reducing the rate of growth of the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) budget needs both a different approach and a better use of resources to meet patient needs – and one way to do this is to introduce digital technology to reduce the administrative burden of procuring care."
To continue reading: Using technology to help address delayed transfer of care.