Babylon has entered into a $4.2bn (£2.9bn) merger with Alkuri Global. US big data company Palantir has also taken a strategic stake in the company.
Babylon admitted in June that three patients were able to view recordings of other patient’s consultations using the GP at Hand app.
The database was being used to store testing information for the company’s technology and GP at Hand, revealing the success rate of different functions.
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Babylon Health confirmed that three patients were able to view recordings of other patient’s consultations using the GP at Hand app.
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The CCG has objected to the expansion saying it was “not convinced” Babylon’s services are sufficiently integrated with other local and national services.
The latest CQC report, published on 4 December 2019, found the digital provider had adhered to previous safety advice around prescribing and patient safety.
Dominic Cummings advised Babylon on its communications strategy and on senior recruitment, an investigation has revealed.
The MP for Hammersmith and Fulham Andy Slaughter said the NHS appears to be facilitating Babylon “without looking at the consequences for primary care”.
The document suggests there’s no “one size fits all” approach to implementing online consultations and encourages practices to learn from each other.