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Millions of patients will receive devices and apps free on theÂ NHS in a major drive to use technology to reduce patient deaths.
NHS Englandâs chief executive, Simon Stevens, is to announce a new fast-track plan to allow patients to use apps and devices to detect health problems, monitor health conditions, and protect themselves from infections.
Some gadgets will be handed directly to patients, while others will be available in GP surgeries andÂ hospitals.
Health officials said the NHS needed to embraceÂ modern innovations in the way the world had taken to ‘Uber’ and ‘Airbnb’ in order to save the NHS money and improve patient care.
The NHS will start making the apps and devices available to patients in England from next year. If widely adopted, they could save tens of thousands of lives a year, Stevens said.
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