techUK to review each Personalised Health and Care 2020 domain

NHS Digital and techUK have selected six main areas to focus on during the next few months as part of their strategic partnership launched at UK e-Health Week 2017.

[London, UK] techUK will undertake a review of each domain of the Personalised Health and Care 2020 (PHC2020) programme as part of its strategic partnership with NHS Digital.

Through the agreement, formally launched at HIMSS UK’s e-Health Week 2017, they aim to accelerate the adoption of innovation and technology across health and social care by strengthening links with suppliers.

NHS Digital and techUK have now agreed to focus on six main areas during the next few months, which include:

  • Working with SMEs
  • Interoperability
  • Reviewing each PHC2020 domain
  • New technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Wider collaboration with CCGs, AHSNs, trusts, and others.

According to the first progress report, techUK will review each PHC2020 domain to identify what is the best way to engage with the market at early stages and seek to set up ‘governance groups’ that would support  planning and decision-making.

The PHC2020 policy paper, published in 2014, outlines how the government and national health and care organisations can use information and technology to drive innovation and improve the sustainability and quality of the service. 

James Hawkins, NHS Digital Programmes Director, said the next few years ‘promise many exciting opportunities to advance technology in the NHS, working closely in partnership with industry’.

“Now that we have seen a shift towards a more transparent and collaborative way of working with industry, we look forward to deepening that engagement, working together to deliver better health and care outcomes for the whole country,” added Julian David, techUK CEO.

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