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Lunch&Learn: Things you need to know about information governance to sell health tech products into the NHS

Join us on the 15th June for our Lunch&Learn on Information Governance, hosted by Hempsons. The NHS encourages innovation in using technology in developing new and better ways of delivering care, managing health conditions and reducing hospital conditions. It is also a key marketplace for such products. NHS organisations also have large databases of patient-related health data, which have the potential to be a vital source of information for analysis and development of health tech products. However, the NHS internal information governance rules place strict controls on the use of patient identifiable data including for cutting-edge artificial intelligence products. Any health tech product must be capable of operating within this framework in order to be a viable product to offer to NHS customers. This session will provide an introduction to the relevant rules and principles and sources of guidance and advice to technology companies seeking to develop products for this sector, including an overview of the role of anonymisation and psuedonymisation (including the use of controlled environments) and section 251 authorisations.

Hempsons & Health Foundry

Hempsons is a leading UK law firm with four offices in London, Manchester, Harrogate and Newcastle offering specialist advice to the healthtech and life sciences sectors. With their extensive expertise and sector knowledge, Hempsons are able to offer a full range of sector-specific legal services.

Hempsons are hosting this event in partnership with Health Foundry, a collaborative workspace for digital health. Their mission is to support and accelerate digital innovation in healthcare.