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15/09/2017

Using Technology to Drive Smarter Working

Recent YouGov and O2 research indicates that the public sector lags behind in integrating digital into its business strategies and efficiencies, with 55% of private sector stating that digital is integrated into their business strategy, versus just 42% in public sector organisations.

More than 3,600 senior managers, employees and consumers from both the public and private sector, completed surveys about the importance of business technology.

According to the survey, technology devices and business software save the private sector a combined 11.1 million hours and £3.3 billion a week. This is in stark contrast to the public sector, which saves just 3.3 million hours and £869 million a week through the same means.

Compared to private sector counterparts, public sector organisations are less likely to be using devices for work. For example, the report outlines that public sector smartphone usage is down 17% in comparison to smartphone usage in private sector businesses.

Despite this, 78% are using laptops and 58% use smartphones for work – which, according to the survey, is still high. Evidence in the report suggests that although device usage is relatively high in the public sector, out-dated devices with low functionality make up a significant proportion of device usage, for example, 47% of public sector organisations use standard feature phones for work.

But why is this the case? Given the perceived benefits of adopting more technology such as greater efficiency, flexible working hours and customer satisfaction all outlined in the report, it appears the public sector has much to gain from integrating digital into its business strategy.

This is one of the core principles driving all that we do at Draper & Dash – our aim is to improve quality by bridging the gap between data and insight, using IT and technology as a backbone, with a continual goal of improving outcomes for patients.

Based on our experience in deploying healthcare applications across the world, we have listened to feedback, requirements and research to develop D&D Oxygen – a mobile solution to provide doctors and clinicians secure, instant access to hospital data anytime, anywhere.

Developed to improve quality for both patients and providers, the suite of apps enables direct comparison between specialties, consultants, wards and divisions over time to deliver an unparalleled level of insight of a clinician’s key performance indicators. The D&D Oxygen range covers all aspects of performance tracking, from costing and ledger to emergency department, mortality and readmissions.

 

References/Sources

Redefining selling, serving and working (2015) YouGov and O2

Public Sector Lags Behind Business In Device And App Use (2015) Steve McCaskill, TechWeek Europe