Launched last week, NHSX is the new NHS body tasked with driving the digital transformation of the ‘user experience’ of the health service. CEO Matthew Gould has outlined his primary goals for NHSX now that it is up and running, which include building on the key pieces of NHS data/digital infrastructure already in place, focussing on standards to ensure different systems can share information between each other securely, and placing social care as a core goal rather than an afterthought.

The formal launch comes in the same week that the NHS announced a 'world-first' Amazon partnership on its Alexa technology. This will allow patients – including the elderly and blind – to receive NHS-verified health information through the “Ask Alexa” voice commands.

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