Why are technology adoption readiness levels so important? Asks eHealth Cluster

An adoption readiness level event took place at Sensor City, Liverpool. The aim was to find out what issues tech developers and public sector commissioners felt were most likely to challenge the uptake of new health and social care technology devices and apps at existing services.

The event was led by Liverpool’s eHealth Cluster, a partner in the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care project. The eHealth Cluster are developing an Adoption Readiness Level policy that will sit beside the usual Technology Readiness Level policy; their aim is to ensure tech developers are creating health technologies that respond to a need in the sector.

All of the telehealth products that run, or wish to run, on Liverpool’s 5G mesh network will be tested alongside the new policy to ensure they are fit to introduce to existing care services.