£500,000 has been made available to companies who can quickly deploy digital tools to support people most affected by self-isolation due to Covid-19.
With a Budget due, Markus Bolton, joint CEO of System C & Graphnet, looks into the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda and what it could mean for the NHS.
Matt Hancock will remain as health secretary after Boris Johnson carried out a cabinet reshuffle which also saw the chancellor, Sajid Javid, resign.
Hancock said he had directed NHSX to ensure the Digital Ready Workforce Programme was “seriously stepped up in scope and ambition”.
Representatives from technology companies, NHS organisations and accelerators heard from expert panels about the future of health tech at the event.
Companies are being invited to bid for a share of £140million to launch their AI innovation across the health service as part of a new award.
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More needs to be done to encourage innovation within the NHS ensure widespread early patient access to technology, a Medical Technology Group report found.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock claims the investment will save thousands of hours in staff login time and ease administrative burdens.
Speaking at the Policy Exchange Hancock assured the newly elected Government would “double down on the tech agenda and bring the NHS into the 21st Century”.
Matt Hancock will remain as health secretary after Thursday’s General Election after Prime Minster Boris Johnson announced a small cabinet reshuffle.