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A radical culture change in the NHS and across the health data and medical technology community is needed to ensure the NHS can deliver the benefits of new health technologies, says a new report co-authored by a University of Oxford scientist.

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The report, published by the Academy of Medical Sciences, outlines principles that must be adopted by the NHS and medical industry so that digital information about patients can be used in smarter, more joined-up ways to revolutionise healthcare and support life-saving research.

'We are already seeing digital technologies that empower patients to manage their own health, for example by monitoring their own condition at home,' said Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Head of the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and a member of the report’s steering committee.

Read more (University of Oxford website)