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06.04.2020

NHS partners with tech giants to develop Covid-19 data platform

NHS England  are working with tech giants to develop a data platform to better inform the national response to coronavirus.
 
Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Google have been be drafted in to help the NHS ensure the platform is secure, as have Palantir Technologies, a UK-based data processing company and Faculty, a London-based AI specialist.
The platform, hosted on NHS Futures, brings together multiple NHS and social care data sets into a single location. It will include data such as 111 online and call centre data from NHS Digital, as well as Covid-19 test result data from Public Health England.
 
It would inform on current occupancy levels at hospitals; current capacity of A&E departments and wait times; and lengths of stay for coronavirus patients.
 
Data will then be “integrated, cleaned and harmonised” into a single information source.
 
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