A Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) is an internationally recognised NHS provider delivering improvements in the quality of care, through the world-class use of digital technologies and information. Exemplars will share their learning and experiences through the creation of blueprints to enable other trusts to follow in their footsteps as quickly and effectively as possible.
The GDE Blueprinting workstream forms part of the national Provider Digitisation Programme. GDE blueprints are expected to help other NHS Trusts deliver digital capabilities more quickly and cost effectively than has been possible in the past.
The GDE blueprints are a structured collection of knowledge assets and associated methodology for using them. They highlight important ingredients needed for sustainable health improvements such as organisational leadership and culture, technical guidance, clinical and staff engagement as well as the people and processes required to deliver the benefits of technology.
They cover a range of digital initiatives such as using software to detect the risk of patients contracting sepsis, having a paperless A&E department or introducing e-prescribing across an organisation to improve safety and quality of care, clinical outcomes, and patient and staff experience.
Created by NHS Trusts, who are recognised for using digital technologies to support wider transformation, the GDE blueprints are step-by-step guides that can also be tailored by individual Trusts to suit their own local needs and requirements.
The GDE blueprints can be found on the FutureNHS platform. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org