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The Future of NHS Healthcare IT: Insights from Dell Tech World ‘24


Phillipa Winter

Health & Social Care

•  Jun 19, 2024

Within this article I will be sharing my thoughts and opinions on the future of the NHS IT services, through the lens of technological capability shared during the Dell Tech World 2024 event. 

AI: The Heartbeat of Modern Healthcare IT 

The recent Dell Tech World 2024 event highlighted the crucial role of AI factories in the age of artificial intelligence. These AI factories; akin to the physical factories of the industrial revolution, are set to drive a new revolution in healthcare IT within the NHS. Instead of producing physical goods, they generate actionable intelligence, fresh content, and new insights, all of which are vital for the NHS to deliver efficient and effective patient care. 

AI Factories: The Engine of Healthcare Transformation 

These AI factories are not just about technology; they are about transforming the way the NHS operates and delivers patient care. 

Dell’s vision is to help the NHS build its own AI factories, creating transformative outcomes at scale. This approach is versatile and capable of operating across various environments—be it cloud, data centres, workstations, AI PCs, or edge locations. AI factories within the NHS could serve as hubs of innovation, churning out actionable intelligence and insights that could predict disease outbreaks, optimise resource allocation, and personalise patient care. Dell's commitment to assisting the NHS in establishing these AI factories is a testament to the power of collaborative innovation in healthcare. 

The AI Factory with NVIDIA, for instance, is designed to simplify and accelerate AI adoption within organisations, reducing setup time by up to 86%. These factories are important as they help organisations like the NHS harness the potential of AI, stay relevant, and gain a competitive edge in the market. 

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Revolutionising Data Storage in the NHS 

PowerStore Prime is not just another storage solution. It’s a game-changer for the NHS. With its superior performance, ease of use, and innovative features, PowerStore Prime can handle the increasing volume of patient data, and is a vital tool for the NHS. 

By adopting PowerStore Prime, the NHS can ensure that its IT infrastructure is ready to handle the demands of an AI-accelerated world. This will not only save costs but also maximise flexibility over time, allowing the NHS to adapt to changing needs and technologies. 

PowerStore Prime stands out from other storage solutions in several ways: 

  • Performance: PowerStore Prime 7000T has up to 3.5x better data reduction, up to 135% more bandwidth, up to 209% more IOPS, and lower latency. This performance boost is crucial for the NHS to handle the increasing volume of patient data. 
  • Ease of Use: PowerStore Prime is ranked number 1 in ease of use, making it a user-friendly solution for NHS IT staff. 
  • Innovation: PowerStore Prime gives you everything you need to compete in an AI-accelerated world. It combines the latest PowerStore technology advancements with new programmatic business advantages to optimise and protect your investment. 
  • Financial and Operational Advantages: PowerStore Prime provides a powerful lineup of financial and operational advantages, including new and updated future-proof offers, guarantees, and consumption options. This ensures it meets your business needs, saving cost and maximising flexibility over time. 

Dell Copilot PCs: Empowering, and the Perfect Companion for NHS Staff 

Dell Copilot PCs offer several advantages. They are faster and more intelligent than regular PCs, and come with on-device AI capabilities. This means that NHS staff can take advantage of AI tools without worrying about their data privacy. 

By choosing Dell Copilot PCs, staff can enjoy a more efficient, powerful, and intelligent computing experience compared to using normal laptops. These advantages make Dell Copilot PCs a great choice for both personal and professional use, as they not only improve their productivity but also enhance patient care. 

Dell Copilot PCs offer several advantages over normal laptops: 

  • Speed: They are the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever built. They are powered by new silicon capable of an incredible 40+ TOPS (trillion operations per second), providing optimal processing and response times.  
  • AI Capabilities: They use on-device AI for enhanced performance and features. This allows NHS staff to take advantage of AI tools without worrying about their data privacy. They can search using natural language, generate images locally, improve performance in creative apps like Adobe Photoshop, and more. 
  • Battery Life: They offer all-day battery life. This is particularly beneficial for NHS staff who need to work on the go without worrying about charging their device. 
  • Innovation: They are part of the AI PC revolution. They combine the latest technology advancements with new programmatic business advantages to optimise and protect your investment. 

As we look to the future, it's clear that embracing AI is not just an option but a necessity for the NHS. The synergy between Dell's technological innovations and the NHS' healthcare expertise paves the way for a new era of healthcare IT, where improved patient outcomes and operational excellence are at the forefront.  

In summary, the advancements presented at Dell Tech World 2024, from AI factories to innovative storage solutions and AI-enabled PCs, are set to underpin a new era of healthcare IT within the NHS. 

This transformation aligns with the broader vision of utilising AI to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and ultimately improve patient outcomes. The future of the NHS, with AI at its core, holds the promise of a more responsive and forward-thinking healthcare system. 

If you would like to learn more, please get in touch with our team. 

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