Digital maturity assessment

The Digital Maturity Self-Assessment measures how well secondary care providers in England are making use of digital technology to achieve a health and care system that is paper-free at the point of care.

The Digital Maturity Self-Assessment helps individual organisations identify key strengths and gaps in provision of digital services and provides an overview of progress across the country is doing as a whole.

How digital maturity is measured

The Assessment measures maturity against the following key themes:

  • Readiness: the extent to which providers are able to plan and deploy digital services
  • Capabilities: the extent to which providers are using digital technology to support the delivery of care
  • Infrastructure: the extent to which providers have the underlying infrastructure in place to support these capabilities

For more detailed breakdown of these measures, please view the Digital Maturity Self-Assessment Structure.

Latest changes

Buidling on the 2016 Digital Maturity Self-Assessment we worked closely with clinical and non-clinical provider stakeholders to identify how the Assessment could be improved to better meet providers’ requirements.

As a result of this feedback the 2017 Digital Maturity Self-Assessment was revised to provide Acute, Mental Health, Community and Ambulance organisations with an updated survey containing questions tailored to their particular care setting.

What the Digital Maturity Self-Assessment can do for you

The Digital Maturity Self-Assessment can help providers by:

  • Providing a framework to identify opportunities for improvement and further development.
  • Encouraging knowledge sharing initiatives with similar organisations.

The Digital Maturity Self-Assessment can help system leaders by:

  • Identifying common gaps among providers to support investment decisions.
  • Informing joint procurement exercises.