The new digital technology arm of the NHS in England ‘NHSX‘ has named its CEO, Matthew Gould. Gould will take responsibility for the set up of NHSX’s team of technical experts.
NHSX, the ‘X’ standing for ‘user experience’, was established due to Secretary of State Matt Hancock’s wish to accelerate the use of digital technology within the NHS.
“We’ve set out a clear tech vision for the NHS, which underpins our NHS Long Term Plan. Now we’re bringing together the tech leadership into NHSX, which will be responsible for harnessing the true potential of technology to transform care, save lives, free up clinicians’ time and empower patients to take greater control of their own health.
– Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock
Matthew Gould is currently director general of Digital and Media at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Regarding his appointment, Gould said:
“I will know I have succeeded if we have reduced the crazy amount of time that clinicians spend inputting and accessing patient information, if we have given patients the tools so they can access information and services directly from their phones, and if we have started to build a system in which patient information can be securely accessed from wherever it is needed, ensuring safer and better care as patients move around the system, and saving patients from having to tell every doctor and nurse their story over and over again.”
Gould will take up the role in the summer.
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