Digital Update: UK Peer Pressure, US Tech Advances And EU Common Goals Put eHealth To Top Of Agenda
Funding is taking a long time to come through for the UK NHS's digital health care transformation, but as the national provider's head of technology strategy, Dr Paul Rice says, "We can't afford to remain non-digital." Estonia, currently holding the presidency of the EU Council of Ministers, gets that too, while US digital champions like Kaiser Permanente and disruptive technology inventors like Mindstrong Health are forcing the pace.
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