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Why we need a unified tech fund for digital spending

Professor Joe Harrison, chief executive at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, explains why a unified tech fund will help us invest in the best tech for our patients.

Video transcript

Why we need a unified tech fund for digital spending.

Professor Joe Harrison:

"I think it's really important to have a consolidated, unified fund for digital spending that enables us to, as an organisation within a system, know exactly what's available for technology investment and allows us to prioritise our decisions in the best interest of our patients. And it's something that we haven't been able to do before.

"So having that single pot knowing what's available, allows us to plan and appropriately invest in technology in the best interests of our patients. Absolutely the right thing to do."