AI Tops The Tech Priorities For UK NHS With New Govt Funding Pledge
With health care in the UK being increasingly restructured around digital delivery, bodies like the new NHSX, NHS Digital and the forthcoming Digital Innovation Hubs will be in the forefront of health-care policy-making at the national level. A new government funding pledge has underlined the importance of taking the opportunities that artificial intelligence, machine learning and genomic medicine offer in health care.
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