UK NHS Digital Runs Wireless Technology Trials to Improve Healthcare Services


NHS Digital, the digital provider of information, data, and IT systems for analysts, commissioners, and clinicians in health and social care in England, is running a series of technology trials to explore how the cutting-edge wireless technologies can provide support to the delivery of better patient care.

The Wireless Centre of Excellence trials have been open for applications and will allow NHS organisations to apply for funding for the innovative and wireless technology that helps in improving connectivity in health and care settings.

Petra Wilson, senior advisor of HIMSS, European health policy and EU affairs, said the use of more mobile technology to promote care provision where and when the patients will need it to decrease backlogs and speed up access to care has been sorely needed in the NHS.

While promoting such technologies, the UK NHS will also have the opportunity to lead innovation and technologies that can possibly be exported to other healthcare systems and ensure that new health technologies continue to play a strong role in UK exports.

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However she added that, of such type of exports will go the European Union and it will be important to ensure that Data Protection and Digital Information Bill will allow the United Kingdom to maintain its GDPR equivalence rating.