‘Digital Leadership in London’s NHS’ reveals that, within eight months, the 31 startups and digital companies backed by DigitalHealth.London have achieved strong uptake within the capital. These companies are mainly London based and have signed 36 new contracts in the past eight months, 50 per cent of which they credit to the support of Digital Health.London’s ‘Accelerator’ programme and the Digital Navigators who have linked them into London’s NHS. Other NHS organisations involved include Great Ormond Street, King’s College Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals and the six South West London CCGs.
Juliet Bauer, Director of Digital Experience, NHS England, said: ‘I’m a passionate supporter of DigitalHealth.London. At a time when the NHS is under real pressure, the programme has fostered the collaboration and innovation needed in information and technology to help the system work more efficiently and provide patients with the intelligent, personalised, high quality care they deserve.’
Professor Keith McNeil, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Health & Social Care, NHS England said: ‘Innovation is not just coming up with great ideas, but following up with implementation and spread. It is incumbent on all of us in leadership positions across the NHS to make sure these ground-breaking and transformational ideas are rapidly embedded in our day to day working, improving patient outcomes and experience, and adding to the sustainability of the healthcare we will deliver into the 21st century.’
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