Doug Drinkwater: NHS England is to announce two IoT Test Beds

NHS England will announce the first of its innovation ‘Test Beds’ later today, with these set to investigate how IoT and other emerging technologies can aid patient care across the country.

NHS England CEO Simon Stevens is due to announce the news at the World Economic Forum in Davos today, where he will also detail the aims of each Test Bed and the roles of the numerous technology partners, which include Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), IBM and Philips.

These test beds are heavily focused on the use of interconnected devices (like wearable monitors) and data analytics, and appear to be heavily geared-up to improving patient self-care and remote monitoring by healthcare professionals.

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