In light of the government U-turn on the NHS contact-tracing app, Digital Health News wants the opinion of our readers including whether they agree.
The new exposure notification settings are part of an update to the operating systems, which will enable an app to run in the background.
The NHS contact-tracing app has so far cost £11.8million, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for innovation has revealed in the House of Lords.
A parallel version of the NHS contact-tracing app using Apple and Google’s technology had been in the pipeline since early May.
The deal, struck between NHSX, NHS Digital and Microsoft, aims to improve productivity, enhance collaboration and strengthen cyber security.
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Following on from the publication of a NAO report into digital transformation across the NHS, Jon Hoeksma, reflects on healthcare IT over the last two decades.
The app was designed to speed up the process of contact-tracing, with epidemiologists previously warning manual contact-tracing would be too slow.
Those recovering from Covid-19 are to be given devices which can help spot dips in their blood oxygen-levels while they recover at home.
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Mustafa Suleyman was approached by NHSX to help the organisation explore how best to collect patient data, including the use of Google’s Cloud products.