The controversial data analytics software company Palantir Technologies is the favourite to win a 5-year, £360m contract for the NHS’s Federated Data Platform (FDP). The FDP will combine data from multiple sources into a single platform and will cover everything from individual patients’ data to vaccination programmes, waiting lists and medical trials. According to documents seen by potential bidders, FDP promises to “provide access to real-time data to enable decision-making to better coordinate care”.
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