The government will spend £4.2 billion on NHS technology over the next five years, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Details of how the government will invest more than £1 billion on digitising the NHS over the next five years will be announced shortly, minister for life sciences George Freeman has said.
NHS England has indicated that it wants to stop running tech funds and to start allocating money to IT from a wider Sustainability and Transformation Fund linked to new, five year Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
Free wi-fi will be available across all NHS buildings in England as part of the government’s commitment to a paperless health service by 2020, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
The government’s plan to invest £1 billion in new technology for the NHS in England over the next five years has received a cautious welcome from trade body Tech UK.
Updated: The NHS in England is to have the ‘Five Year Forward View’ fully funded – and the government is to invest £1 billion in NHS IT over the next five years, the Chancellor has announced.
NHS England’s plan to spend billions on technology to drive efficiencies in healthcare provision is based on an “educated guess”, according to academic in health information.
NHS England is bidding for billions of IT investment to improve NHS productivity. A McKinsey presentation shows that if it succeeds, the service will be required to deliver on a scale never before achieved, argues Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma.
Exclusive: The NHS needs to spend an additional £7.2 billion to £8.3 billion on digital technology over the next five years in order to achieve savings of between £8.3 billion and £13.7 billion, according to a report commissioned by NHS England.
NHS England director of digital technology, Beverley Bryant, has updated visitors to EHI Live 2015 on the commissioning board’s bid for a third technology fund, on the progress of digital roadmaps, and on the launch of a new Digital Maturity Index.