Hancock will appear today at the GovTech summit in Paris to discuss how AI and other technological advances could transform care for NHS patients.
The secretary of state for health and social care was questioned by the MP for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, about the ‘Org2’ redesign.
Ewan Davis finds much to be celebrated in Matt Hancock’s new vision of NHS digitisation. But will it actually serve to fix the data fragmentation and lock-in which has been problematic for so long? On that, he suggests, the jury is still out.
The latest roundup includes Hancock’s tech vision that patients can use wearables and diet-tracking apps to prevent them from falling ill.
Matt Hancock has published a tech strategy founded on open standards, innovation and encouraging local choice with a move away from reliance on mega-suites. But it’s going to be tough to square this with the current centrally-directed global digital exemplar programme, argues Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has published his plans for the use of digital in health and social care.
Though the NHS Business Authority runs random checks, it is estimated that prescription fraud costs the NHS in England an estimated £256m a year.
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Sarah Wilkinson also praised health and social care secretary Matt Hancock during her keynote speech at the UK Health Show, saying he ‘gets standards’.
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Ali Parsa, CEO of digital health start-up Babylon Health, has pledged to spend $100m to develop the ‘world’s leading’ healthcare AI platform.
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Last week Matt Hancock gave his most detailed speech yet on how he intends to help ensure health and care services become digitised. There was plenty of tough talk on enforcing interoperability standards. It is certainly an important and valuable pledge but, reflects Digital Health editor and founder, it’s far from a new one. Will things really be different in the age of Hancock?