In May 2019, iX was asked to support IBM Security on a proposal to set up an Innovation Garage for NHS Digital. This was part of a wider programme of work to build NHS-Digital's capability as a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) in a 3-5 year transformation programme. This followed a ransomware attack on the NHS which compromised patient data in 2017, better known as WannaCry.
Since May of last year, we have worked with NHS Digital to define their Innova-tion Garage model. We used human centred design techniques to get to the heart of problems that caused cybersecurity vulnerabilities, incidents and inefficiencies in the NHS.
As the Innovation Garage, we sit at the forefront of the project lifecycle, defin-ing the strategy for innovation, sourcing, prioritising and selecting ideas to take through the garage process. We work closely with people that can provide the most insight into these problems to come up with solutions that can be tested for their value and feasibility.