I recently watched a report on the BBC discussing the potential for artificial intelligence in the NHS. The potential benefits of AI and digital technology are clear, but how close are we to seeing broad adoption and material improvements to efficiency, cost and health outcomes as a result? 

At Hitachi, we have an insatiable thirst for innovation which drives benefit to society... but realising our objectives is often more complicated and slower than necessary. 

To overcome these challenges we need to improve the capacity for innovation in the NHS, embed a culture of co-creation and establish mechanisms to accelerate progress - only then will be break the deadlock and unlock the benefits technology can deliver.