Collaboration aims to advance the digitisation of healthcare

7th December 2016
Alice Matthews

A partnership has been announced between Virtual Technology Cluster Group (The VTC Group) and Deloitte, to create a Deloitte Healthcare Virtual Technology Cluster (Deloitte VTC). The Deloitte VTC will aim to advance the digitisation of healthcare providers through improving access to human, digital capabilities and adoption of new technologies.

Operating as a collaborative ecosystem, the Deloitte VTC will provide curated synchronicity between demand and supply for healthcare technologies, capabilities and associated skills, in the UK and internationally.

The Deloitte VTC will provide suitable members, expected to range from University projects through to start-ups, SMEs and public companies, with opportunities for commercial partnerships or investment, driven by demand by healthcare providers to advance digitisation.

Businesses or individuals with specialist skills and/or innovative technologies are encouraged to apply to join the virtual community. There are no membership or other fees, and access to scale up support and commercial mentoring from industry experts will also be available.

Julian Hunt, Partner, Deloitte stated: "The Virtual Technology Cluster model stood out for us as it focused on enabling the acceleration of digital capability, innovative capacity and investment opportunities in the healthcare sector and wider economy."

Auriol Stevens, CEO, The VTC Group, added: "We are delighted to partner with Deloitte on the creation of our second VTC, which will help advance the digitisation of healthcare for the NHS and further afield. We are keen to replicate the success of our first cluster, the Lockheed Martin (now Leidos) Virtual Technology Cluster, which is focused on cyber security."

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