NHS Digital and techUK have entered into a strategic partnership to help “make the industry voice heard”. The partnership was originally announced at eHealth Week in May this year, however, purdah had prevented the issue of further press releases.
The aim of the partnership is to transform the way in which the industry accesses and consumes NHS Digital’s services. An NHS Digital spokeswoman said the scale and complexity of the NHS’ digital transformation agenda presents a significant challenge for all, but “by engaging the market early it will allow us to garner an understanding of the critical link between the intended outcome and the risk of delivery of our programmes”. Ideally we’d like to support interactive engagement with suppliers to promote higher usage and better user experience and helping to put the user experience at the heart of products.”
The collaboration will conduct three (quarterly) industry briefings – providing the supplier community with an update and overview on NHS Digital work across the Health and Care Digitisation agenda.