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Health tech in the USA

By Alex Metcalfe, account manager, ZPB

Bruce D Greenstein US U.S. Department of Health & Human Services CIOA

The US’s new Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer is talking to the Cambridge Health Network next week.

As part of Bruce D. Greenstein’s whistle-stop tour, he will be spending time with the NHS.

Bruce’s role in Team Trump is to lead the Department in making sure it uses data effectively, embraces technology and thinks innovatively. The main ambition is to improve the lives of the American people.

Flying over from across the pond, Bruce will be here to find out about the use of technology in UK healthcare organisations. During his time here he will be visiting NHS trusts and attending NHS Expo in Manchester.

Bruce also has a vast experience of the private healthcare sector, as he was the President at Quartet Health before joining the Department, and Managing Director of Worldwide Health at Microsoft for four years.

On Wednesday, the Cambridge Health Network will be hosting a ‘Health tech in the USA’ evening with Bruce, which is set to be one of the best events of the year’s packed programme.

The Cambridge Health Network members will be hearing Bruce’s reflections and lessons from his week with the NHS. He will be joined by our very own National Director for Commissioning Operations and Information at NHS England, Matthew Swindells, who will respond to Bruce’s remarks.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the NHS and private sector to learn from what the US healthcare system is trying to achieve with technology, and think about how we could incorporate it over here.

You can find out more about the event, visit the Cambridge Health Network website. You will also be able to follow the event live through our and the Cambridge Health Network’s Twitter accounts.

We will also be publishing a blog after the event, so keep an eye on our website too.

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