The latest episode of Digital Health Unplugged is now live – this time we take a look at the government’s draft data strategy.

Aiming to capitalise on the work using data during the Covid-19 pandemic the strategy, Data Saves Lives: Reshaping health and social care with data, sets out plans to give patients more control over their health data with easier access to their test results; medication lists; procedures; and care plans from across all parts of the health system through patient apps, such as the NHS App.

It also aims to make data sharing between organisations easier, provide better information governance to ensure those handling data know how to do so safely, and give researchers more streamlined access to data.

Tune in to hear more about the strategy from:

  • David Hancock, Healthcare Executive Advisor, InterSystems
  • Catherine Dampney, Director of BI Innovation & Transformation, NHS South, Central and West
  • Monica Jones, Chief Data Officer, HDRUK Hub for Cancer DATA-CAN
  • Jon Hoeksma, editor-in-chief Digital Health

Our panel discuss what the strategy got right, what it got wrong, and what it was missing.

There’s no doubt about the importance of data for future health research and planning, but it’s vital it’s shared in a safe and protected way to ensure continued trust in the NHS.

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