The vision is for NHS.UK to host leading healthcare apps so they are accessible and trusted by the public.
Juliet Bauer, Director of Digital Experience at NHS England, and Rachel Murphy, Delivery Director at NHS Digital, discuss their vision for using digital technology, providing Apps people can trust, to support better patient experience:
“Our vision is to transform the way people experience the NHS, by designing digital health tools and services that connect them to the information and services they need, when they need them. We want to enable people to access care in a convenient and coordinated way, through the digital tools that all of us are now familiar with in other areas of our lives.”
“The new digital tools pages on NHS.UK have been designed to showcase a selected number of apps while we test our thinking. Each tool has been through an assessment and is safe to use.”
“Over time, people will start to see more apps appearing that are labelled ‘being tested in the NHS’ or ‘NHS Approved’. These products have been built on a solid evidence base and are part of an NHS programme; monitoring and collecting data and evidence of effectiveness towards positive patient outcomes.”
“Developer.nhs.uk now has an exciting mobile health space that is aimed at the developer market that is rich with talent and striving to create digital products that will offer valuable healthcare benefits to patients.”
“We are setting the quality standards that the NHS can hold all digital health and care products to, laying the foundations to build a truly transformative digital health service. Developer.nhs.uk sets out this ambition and will allow the market to mature their products in this environment.”