July’s edition of Movers and Shakers features news from Moorfields Eye Hospital and Palantir revealing a new managing director for its UK operations.
Dr Justin Whatling joins Palantir from Cerner. His main role will be to provide guidance to the tech giant’s health clients, including NHS England.
Patient groups and privacy campaigners have raised concerns over who will have access to the data under the government’s draft data strategy.
The draft strategy is expected to promote technology including robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and access to medical records.
Babylon has entered into a $4.2bn (£2.9bn) merger with Alkuri Global. US big data company Palantir has also taken a strategic stake in the company.
NHS England has extended accuRx’s contract to offer free services to GPs, sparking concern from the Digital Healthcare Council.
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Foxglove and openDemocracy have announced the government “conceded” it would not offer Palantir a long-term role in the NHS without public consultation.
Emails released to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism show Matthew Gould had “a very positive meeting” with the Palantir in October 2019.
Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee labelled the speed at which public health data was first made available “unacceptable”.
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