Former NHS England CIO Will Smart discusses IT leadership changes, learning from WannaCry and the future of the GDE and LHCRE programmes in an exclusive exit interview for Digital Health News.
The role involves working with the CEO and CCIO at NHSX to help deliver the missions of the organisation, and the long-term plan commitments.
Will Smart struck a sanguine tone at the Digital Health Summer Schools as he reflected on his past three years as NHS England’s chief information officer.
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NHSX CEO, Matthew Gould, tweeted to personally thank Smart for his work as the CIO for Health and Care, saying it had been ‘a pleasure’ working with him.
Sources told Digital Health that Smart is expected to leave his role as part of the wholesale shake-up of IT leadership at NHS England.
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The GDE toolkits allow any NHS hospital to implement improvements quicker and transform care for both patients and staff.
We asked a number of leading figures, from the NHS to the PRSB, to give their thoughts on what they think will be big in health technology in 2019.
Announcements are expected in the next few days on the identity of the next two shared records reference sites selected to receive NHS England investment.
The three areas, which have a total population of around 14 million, will receive £7.5m over two years and are tasked with putting in place an electronic shared local health and care record by building on existing local work.
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