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Can a digital revolution save the NHS?

Embracing advances in technology could be the answer to the health service’s financial crisis but things won’t magically change overnight As the NHS sinks ever deeper into financial crisis, and the search for efficiencies intensifies, it is unsurprising that the idea of harnessing the digital revolution to the way healthcare is delivered is gathering policy steam. Notwithstanding the spectacular top-down failure of the NHS National Programme for IT and the disappointing results of the national Whole System Demonstrator programme, it is entirely reasonable to revisit the ways in which advances in technology might offer smart solutions.
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