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Introduction to healthcare technology

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Introduction to healthcare technology


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This guide is a work in progress

This guide is a work in progress

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Overview

This is a beginner’s guide to healthcare technology in the NHS in England.

It is aimed at technical and non-technical people who are building, or planning to build, software for the healthcare sector including:

  • software developers
  • architects
  • product owners
  • entrepreneurs
  • CIOs

It covers the following topics:

  • the healthcare ecosystem
  • the healthcare tech ecosystem
  • integration and APIs
  • clinical safety
  • next steps

Coming soon

Topics planned for the future include:

  • social care
  • privacy and security
  • terminology and clinical code sets

Last edited: 6 April 2022 4:02 pm