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National Initiatives Impacting Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) in the United Kingdom

National Initiatives Impacting Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) in the United Kingdom

Research Methodology

The objective of this research service is to present an analysis of initiatives impacting healthcare information technology (HCIT) in the United Kingdom.

The regional scope of this research includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

About this report

UK Healthcare delivery is being restructured to improve cohesion between secondary and primary care segments and healthcare professionals and patients; HCIT solutions have a key role in this transition. Furthermore, failure of many large investment initiatives has paved way for the UK eHealth strategy and eHealth action plan 2011-2017. This study discusses HCIT strategies in the UK primary and secondary care sectors, market adoption of HCIT, focus areas, and type of contracts. It focuses on the roles of government, NHS, and regional healthcare and regulatory authorities. The study also documents key pilot and commercial HCIT projects and vendor opportunities. The report analyses HCIT in Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.


  • Research Methodology
  • Scope and Segmentation
  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • CEO's Perspective
    • Executive Summary-3 Big Predictions
  • Healthcare Market Overview-United Kingdom
    • Key Healthcare Statistics
      • Table Healthcare Market: Key Healthcare Indicators, UK, 2008-2012
    • Demographic Profile
      • Table Healthcare Market: Key Demographic Statistics: UK, 2011
    • UK Healthcare Delivery Structure-England
    • Structure of UK Healthcare Delivery-Northern Ireland
    • Structure of UK Healthcare Delivery-Scotland
    • Structure of UK Healthcare Delivery-Wales
    • Financing of UK Healthcare Delivery-Fund Flow
    • Healthcare Authorities-Regulation and Monitoring
  • Healthcare IT Market Overview-United Kingdom
    • Healthcare IT Market Summary
    • Adoption of Healthcare IT
    • Force Field Analysis of Market Drivers and Restraints
  • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives-United Kingdom
    • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives in the United Kingdom-Timeline
    • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives in the United Kingdom-1970s to 2011
    • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives in the United Kingdom-Way Forward
  • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives-England
    • eHealth Action Plan-England
  • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives-Scotland
    • eHealth Action Plan-Scotland
  • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives-Wales
    • eHealth Action Plan-Wales
  • Key Healthcare IT Initiatives-North Ireland
    • eHealth Action Plan-North Ireland
  • Key Healthcare IT Pilot Projects-United Kingdom
    • Key Healthcare IT Pilot Project-Telehealth and Telecare
    • Key Healthcare IT Pilot Project-eHealth and Primary Care
    • Key Healthcare IT Pilot Project-Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE)
    • Key Healthcare IT Pilot Project-Chronic Disease Management and Assisted Living
    • Key Healthcare IT Pilot Project-Remote Specialist Services
  • The Last Word
    • Executive Summary-3 Big Predictions
    • The Last Word-Discussion
  • Appendix
    • List of Acronyms Used
    • Additional Sources of Information on UK Healthcare

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