NHS England | November 2018 |Maternity DMA Report Digital Maturity Assessment of Maternity Services in England 2018
The Maternity DMA allows us for the first time to measure how well maternity services in England are making use of digital technology. The outputs of the Self-Assessment will help individual organisations to identify key strengths and gaps in their provision of digital services. The analysis contained in this report provides an overview across the country of the progress maternity services are making in obtaining the benefits associated with adopting digital technology.
The Digital Maturity Assessment (DMA) has been completed by 100% of maternity services, with the majority of returns being completed by clinicians. For the first time, NHS England has a complete picture of the digital maternity landscape across England – a baseline for improvement at both a national and local level. It shows us how developed the foundations are for maternity care to be at the forefront of a digital NHS. This has been a necessary first step to achieve our ambition.
Alongside this national report every Local Maternity System (LMS) has also been issued with a local report to help guide planning. This will facilitate joined up working on digital solutions which provides clinicians the information that they need to deliver high quality care, reduces the reporting burden and delivers rich data for insight and improvement (Source: NHS England).
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