The new platform will enable National Health Service (NHS) organizations to view and share digital project.
FREMONT, CA: To revolutionize the NHS's long-standing digital delivery partnership model with its technology partners, Made Tech, an expert in public sector technology delivery, recently launched Made Well Collective. Made Well Collective brings together health and social care organizations through a free-to-use, open-source platform that all NHS organizations can access to enable default co-funding, co-delivery, and reuse of digital solutions.
"Having worked for many years in digital service design in the NHS, I have seen firsthand the challenges of working with technology suppliers. Decades of expensive, proprietary technology solutions have created significant blockers to innovation, resulting in legacy issues and mistrust of technology providers," said Hazel Jones, Head of Health, Made Tech. "We feel strongly that this is the right thing to do as digital delivery partners. When a tool or product has been funded with public money it should be available for other parts of the NHS to reuse and adapt to theirs and their patients needs. More than this, we have a responsibility to enable and nurture collaborative and open ways of working across the NHS, ensuring every service has the ability to provide the best care possible. With the Made Well Collective, we will change the model of engagement to further help the NHS to achieve a core level of digitization."
In bringing together NHS organizations and reflecting the objective of the Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), any NHS hospital or trust can access the Made Well Collective to:
· Use any digital solution that Made Tech has created with and for the NHS without restriction, allowing reuse and reproduction of projects or platforms.
· Find and connect with other NHS organizations that have similar priorities so that you may pool resources and co-develop innovative solutions, ensuring that digital tools are designed once and delivered for less money using a co-funding approach.
· Ensure that solutions are created in accordance with NHS values, such as open standards, to avoid vendor lock-in.
· To make co-delivery easier, share knowledge, and upskill digital teams through co-working and coaching.