Digital Health’s Review of 2021 part one: January to June
Join us as we take a look at some of the biggest stories which we covered on Digital Health in 2021, starting with January to June.
Joe’s View: Merry X-mas, Mr Hancock
In our last column of 2021, Joe McDonalds reflects on Christmases gone by and why Matt Hancock’s ‘Tech Vision’ cannot be forgotten.
Sajid Javid stands down from £150k AI advisory role
Sajid Javid was receiving £151,835 per annum from C3.ai for 80-96 hours work annually, working out to roughly £1,500 per hour.
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Digital Health Networks: Javid must not kick digital ‘into the long grass’
Dr James Reed, chair of the Digital Health CCIO Network, warned new health secretary Sajid Javid against making “change for the sake of change”.
Sajid Javid faces ‘huge task’ on digital and data in NHS
Sajid Javid has been appointed as health secretary at a time when the use of data and technology in the NHS is at a pivotal moment.
Clinical research to be digitised under £64m plan to boost delivery
Digitising the clinical research process will make it “faster and cheaper” to offer places in trials and collate results, according to the government.
Data strategy: Put NHS patients ‘ahead of demands for profit’
Patient groups and privacy campaigners have raised concerns over who will have access to the data under the government’s draft data strategy.
Hancock: How the data strategy will improve care and fuel innovation
In an exclusive blog for Digital Health, Matt Hancock, outlines how the data strategy will help improve care, fuel innovation and save lives.
Queen’s speech: Government to ‘lay foundations’ for more integrated care
Reiterating plans to embed Integrated Care Systems in law the Queen introduced the Health and Care Bill which aims to embrace innovation in the NHS.