Thursday 18 October 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Hancock launches vision for healthcare technology

NHS logoThe Government has outlined what it believes is required to enable the health and care sector to make more effective use of technology. The Future of Healthcare: Our Vision for Digital, Data and Technology in Health and Care policy paper was launched at GOSH DRIVE (see GOSH launches new digital hub) by Secretary of State Matt Hancock yesterday, extending many of the messages he has been promoting since taking the role in July (see Hancock announces NHS technology priorities).

UKHVPremium logoThe policy paper says, “…the state of online services, basic IT and clinical tools in health and care is far behind where it needs to be”, that systems “don’t talk to each other, fail frequently and do not follow modern cyber security practices” and calls for improvements to the digital architecture of the health and care system.

The new vision is based on the adoption of open standards, interoperability and the need to take a more modular approach based on off-the-shelf technology and an assumption that all services should run on public cloud. More...

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Posted by Dale Peters at '10:22' - Tagged: nhs   health   policy