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Launching the Topol Review on preparing NHS staff for a digital NHS. The greatest challenge is the culture shift in learning and innovation, with a willingness to embrace technology for system-wide improvement.
New standards setting out the requirements needed to develop digital health technologies for the NHS were published today, Monday 10 December 2018. The standards will accelerate the uptake of products like healthcare apps and wearable devices across the NHS.
Five NHS digital health accelerators launch across England today, including the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, as part of the largest push yet to rapidly increase the speed of digital health products take up in the NHS. Thirty-four companies have been selected as some of the highest potential and best-placed to help England’s NHS meet the challenges of an ageing population and scarce resources.
Digital mental health support, remote monitoring during pregnancy, and personalised autism support are among new products being offered to the NHS in new innovation scheme to speed up digital health. Health innovation experts warned that more needs to be done to support people to take full advantage of digital health innovation, as “accelerator” schemes launch in five parts of England today, designed to rapidly increase the speed at which the NHS adopts and uses digital health products.
By speeding up access to the latest digital technologies, the Accelerator ensures that thousands of Londoners benefit from latest technologies to improve their health, and that high potential companies grow faster, supporting economic growth in London’s vital healthtech sector. Applications close on 13 April at 23:59.
The four Regional Digital Health Accelerators support high potential small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to develop and deploy solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing the NHS, and help innovative digital health innovations to benefit patients faster.