UK health tech companies take centre stage in COVID-19 crisis response

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UK health tech companies take centre stage in COVID-19 crisis response

(Source: Mobi Health News)

Jacob Haddad, CEO and co-founder of GP/patient communication startup accuRx, said GP practices, for example, are being forced to make tech-enabled changes to stay safe and maintain routine services during the crisis.

“Building a video consultation product over a weekend was one of the first ways that we were able to achieve that, and we have already released a range of other features to support frontline tasks.”

Minister of state for digital Caroline Dinenage said that in the last month, the sector has shown why it is a global leader, using its expertise to develop practical solutions to help the government and the NHS response to the pandemic.

“These technologies will not only help in the here and now but they will also shape the future of healthcare in the UK and indeed across the world,” she said. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the startups and tech companies that have switched their entire focus to backing the national effort to tackle this health crisis.”

Read more on: Mobi Health News

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