Research from the Kings Fund found London’s five integrated care systems worked more closely made “massive” digital gains during the pandemic.
Public Policy Projects called on the government to use digital innovation to better enable collaboration across the NHS and social care.
Integrated care systems will need to have interoperability embedded if true joined up health and care is to be achieved, a healthcare supplier has said.
The chair of Digital Health’s CCIO Network has said government plans to overhaul the NHS provide “real opportunity” for digital leaders to improve care.
Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee labelled the speed at which public health data was first made available “unacceptable”.
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NHS Digital has signed a deal with DXC Technology and CSIRO, which will help improve data sharing across different organisations.
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A poll carried out by the National Data Guardian has shown a growing public understanding that data is vital for tackling the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) have said investment in local data sharing programmes is “vital” to fighting future pandemics.
Professor Keith McNeil, CCIO of Queensland Health, said the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the “power of sharing information”.