A move towards open data could add £216 billion to the UK economy by 2017, says a joint report by NHS England and OpenGovLab.
Rebecca Todd talks to the chief technology officer for Genomics England about why the project to link 100,000 genomes to electronic health records has been hailed as “bigger than the internet.”
The government has created a new organisation to work on a project to sequence 100,000 genomes and link these to electronic health records.
The UK and US are working on common standards for technology services that will help UK health IT companies expand into the US market, NHS England’s director of patients and information has revealed.
The government’s plan to sequence 100,000 human genomes and link these to electronic health records will be “as significant as the founding of the Internet”, health secretary Jeremy Hunt told a US audience yesterday.