The Health and Social Care Committee said the NHS should not become a “monopoly” as it would not be in the best interest of patients.
The health secretary said the upgrade would support a promise made in the NHS Long Term Plan to improve the range and access of digital healthcare services.
The tool can be used on any device and takes staff just 30 seconds to upload details of available beds. More than 6,250 care homes have already signed up.
The Long Term Plan formally enshrines the aim to create diagnostic imaging networks. As Jennifer Trueland reports, such setups will be underpinned by the smart use of technology – and some areas are already showing the way on this front.
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Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust equipped patients with devices that allowed them to monitor their vital signs in their own home.
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One hundred readers took part in our poll which asked how many of the eight digital milestones set out in the Long Term Plan would be achieved on time.
Digital is at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan. Quite right too, argues Tara Donnelly – it can be the means of moving to prevention as a priority, something that will benefit health service and patients alike.
One feature of the recently published NHS Long Term Plan was eight digital milestones which have been set by NHS England – but how many of them will be achieved on time?
Figures such as Sarah Wilkinson and Simon Eccles as well as companies such as Babylon have offered their reaction to the plan.