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.

How to access digital maturity data

The summary of the results of the Digital Maturity Self-Assessments completed across the country in 2016 are displayed on MyNHS. Raw data can also be downloaded from the NHS England Data Catalogue.

For an overarching view of the country’s digital maturity by key theme, you can also see this visual summary from a national perspective.

Get in touch

If you would like any more information about the Digital Maturity Self-Assessment or to obtain an offline version of the survey please contact us at england.digitalmaturity@nhs.net.