Baroness Dido Harding said there was “at no time any risk to patient data”, adding that it is kept securely “in line with data protection regulations”.
It comes as nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases went unreported between 25 September and 2 October, reportedly due to an error with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Digital Health’s senior reporter, Andrea Downey, looks back at the NHS contact-tracing app, which was first announced back in March.
A range of AI tools that can accurately analyse breast cancer screening scans and assess emergency stroke patients will be tested and scaled.
The investment aims to speed up the diagnosis of deadly diseases like cancer through using AI to upgrade pathology and imaging services.
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Senior reporter Andrea Downey, editor Hannah Crouch and editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma look at if the NHS is at a stage to support digital-only primary care.
Chair of the Royal College of GPs recognised the need to continue embracing technology following Covid-19 but cautioned “as long as it’s safe”.
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Speaking about the future of healthcare Matt Hancock told the audience better technology was needed for better healthcare.
When questioned on the progress of the app Hancock told a parliamentary committee it would be rolled-out “as soon as an effective one is available”.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has said the Covid-19 pandemic has seen an updake of technology in healthcare “like never before”.