Countless innovators both inside the NHS and in the healthtech sector have been working hard to develop new mobile products and digital health technologies that can help in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Lauren Harkins, the digital assessment programme lead, Rhod Joyce, head of partnerships, and Indra Joshi, Director of AI at NHSX, explain how we are making sure that these products can get to market quickly but safely.
Rhod JoyceHead of Partnerships, NHS X
As Head of Partnerships at NHSX, Rhod works to support the ecosystem in the development, assurance and deployment of digital tools and services at scale. Amongst other programmes of work, he is responsible for supporting the drive towards the new NHS Digital Health Technology Standard. He brings with him extensive experience from the private sector including politics and finance to media, marketing and creativity leading large scale digital transformation.
Indra JoshiDirector of AI, NHSX
Dr Indra Joshi is the Director of AI for NHSX, overseeing and leading on the creation and formation of the NHS AI Lab. Indra has a unique portfolio with experience stretching across policy, governance, digital health and marketing, national project strategy and implementation; whilst remaining true to her professional training as an emergency medic. She is the Clinical Director of One HealthTech – a network which champions and supports underrepresented groups in health innovation, particularly women, to be the future leaders in healthcare. Alongside she is a Vice-Chair for the British Computer Society (Health).