The city of Leeds has long been a hub for digital technology, playing host to organisations that include NHS Digital and NHSX. As a result, the region has become a hotspot for innovation, especially when it comes to healthcare technology.
The Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (ASHN) is one of 15 organisations in the UK set up by NHS England to help with the adoption and use of innovative tech in the health services. Its remit sees AHSN work with NHS stakeholders to uncover projects that can improve patient health and outcomes, reduce costs for the NHS, drive economic growth in the region, and even bridge the digital divide.
Healthcare technology innovation was one of the topics discussed at this year’s Leeds Digital Festival.