Matt Hancock has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for Digital Health Rewired.
The secretary of state for well being and social care will lead the opening dwell video tackle on the Rewired Leadership Summit on Tuesday (March 16) and participate in an viewers Q&A from 9.00 to 9.30am.
His speech comes at a pivotal second for the NHS IT and digital well being group, which has performed a crucial function in serving to the NHS reply to the challenges of Covid-19, together with dramatic switches to distant care and dealing, and supporting the nationwide vaccination programme.
It comes amongst stories of NHSX merging right into a ‘transformation directorate’ with different nationwide organisations, and a authorities white paper which included plans to introduce legislature which might guarantee each a part of England can be lined by an ICS in a bid to make sure extra joined-up care, higher integration, and lowered forms.
Hancock, who has been well being secretary since 2018, has lengthy been an advocate for the usage of expertise in healthcare with campaigns to ‘axe the fax’ and ‘purge the pager’.
His tech plan, revealed in 2018, outlined goals for the usage of digital expertise in well being and social care, together with the elimination of outdated and obstructive NHS IT programs and promotion of “open requirements, safe identification and interoperability”.
The well being secretary can be joined within the morning by a stellar line-up which additionally consists of Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital and Matthew Gould, CEO of NHSX.
The Digital Well being Rewired Management Summit is open solely to public sector delegates.
Digital Well being Rewired 2021 is the must-attend digital pageant celebrating the perfect of digital well being and care, happening throughout 15-19 March 2021.
Get a flavour of Rewired 2021 from the video beneath.