, HSJ correspondent
- NHSX designing contact tracking app to help prevent spread of coronavirus
- NHS Digital developing algorithm to identify patients at risk of coronavirus
- Algorithm due to be signed off by chief medical officer Chris Whitty today
- NHS Digital told by health secretary to collect data to help broaden understanding of national response to coronavirus
NHSX is working on a contact tracking app to trace the spread of coronavirus through the population.
NHS Digital’s board was this morning told by chief executive Sarah Wilkinson that NHSX, an arm’s-length body reporting to the Department of Health and Social Care, was designing the software.
She said: “We are supporting them, to see if we can deploy it in to a live environment should it go beyond the pilot phase and we are also working with them on a data platform.”
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