Topol review: making the NHS ready for the digital revolution

The Topol review was launched at 3pm on Monday 11th February. Commissioned by the Secretary of State, the review was led by cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher Dr Eric Topol, and supported by our fellow librarians at Surrey and Sussex Library & Knowledge Services who provided the necessary evidence searches to support the review.

The review sets out what is necessary to enable NHS staff to make the most of innovative technologies such as genomics, digital medicine, artificial intelligence and robotics.

It is significant that the report also calls for better knowledge management in the NHS,to enable the spread and adoption of innovation, and for increased numbers of knowledge specialists, or librarians, to use the old-fashioned term.

Download the report

For further reading:

Topol EJ. High-performance medicine: the convergence of human and artificial
intelligence. Nat Med. 2019 Jan;25(1):44-56. doi: 10.1038/s41591-018-0300-7

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