U.K.'s NHS Commits $6B to Digital Health, Making Remote Care a Priority
Monday, February 8, 2016
Source: Fierce Medical Devices
The U.K.'s National Health Service hasn't exactly earned high marks so far for its efforts on the digital health front. Its prior efforts to convert to electronic medical records have failed. But the health program is redoubling its efforts now by committing £4.2 billion ($6 billion) to a variety of digital health initiatives. That news comes on the heels of the agency announcing a series of 7 med tech-focused trials with major technology partners including Alphabet's ($GOOG) Verily, Royal Philips ($PHG) and Accenture ($ACN).