Matt Hancock has advised the Digital Health Rewired viewers that he’s creating “a constant information platform” which might see affected person information separated from the appliance layer.
Talking on the Digital Transformation Summit on 18 March, the secretary of state for well being and social care laid out his post-Covid imaginative and prescient for the usage of digital within the NHS.
This included wanting into affected person information and the place it’s saved.
“In the mean time, most reside affected person information is held by the businesses who present the digital affected person report techniques but it surely isn’t their information, and though it isn’t their information too usually these techniques act as a barrier to accessing it,” Hancock stated.
“Which means that information may not be accessible and may’t be most likely shared, offering a barrier to the analysis and innovation that we all know has a lot potential, and hampering the life-saving position that information can play in selling affected person security.
“We have to make it create providers that work together with information from totally different NHS organisations, so I need to discover whether or not we are able to take away this barrier to innovation and separate the info layer from the appliance layer so suppliers can supply the appliance software program and the info might be saved individually and securely within the cloud, then now we have a constant information platform throughout the NHS.
“I do know this can be a massive change however this has been a 12 months of huge adjustments.”
Hancock additionally stated there may be additionally a “must digitise extra areas of the NHS that aren’t but digitised” and introduced there might be a second wave of Digital Aspirants.
“We should go ahead to get the infrastructure in place and to verify we degree up inequalities, and ensure we attain all components and produce with us those that have moved least far on the digital journey,” he added.
Different commitments included the “want to attach the system so information flows appropriately and freely” and he reiterated the goal that “each native system could have no less than a primary shared report resolution in place by September this 12 months”.
In accordance with Hancock, the coronavirus pandemic meant expertise has “proved its price” and performed a “important position” within the nation’s response, saying that the argument for digital well being had been “gained”.
“After I discuss attempting to make the NHS right into a digital platform of which everyone can work seamlessly, that will get a constructive response, not simply from people who find themselves themselves techies and personally concerned about expertise, everybody can see it’s essential,” he added.
“In order that’s on the core of why now could be the essential second.”
Digital Well being Rewired 2021 is operating from 15-19 March and is free for everybody from NHS, public sector, impartial suppliers, charities and training sectors, plus start-ups lower than three-years previous.