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Data analytics has become increasingly touted as a means of transforming healthcare, not least with the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. But can potential concerns around privacy – not least amid the looming spectre of care.data – finally be overcome? Shreshtha Trivedi reports.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said the NHS needs to recommit to exploiting the potential of anonymised clinical data for driving research and innovation.
The largest of the Scan4Safety demonstrator sites is to link information from barcodes to its electronic patient record (EPR) and patient administration system (PAS).
At the NHS Innovation Expo event in Manchester next week, NHS England will announce the 20 acute trusts it has chosen to become ‘fast followers’ in its flagship Global Digital Exemplar programme.
Further work is needed to establish how the consent process might appropriately cover data sharing in genetic and genomic medicine, a new paper from the National Data Guardian (NDG) has argued.
Machine learning is starting to show its potential in multiple fields. According to Gareth Baxendale, head of technology for the NIHR Clinical Research Network, clinical trials are no exception. He explains how machine learning holds the promise of faster and more effective trials – at every step of the process.
Each acute global digital exemplar (GDE) trust will be receiving £10 million each, said Matthew Swindells of NHS England.
The ICO has found the 1.6 million patient records shared between the Royal Free and Google’s DeepMind did not comply with data protection law.
NHS Digital has created an online interactive tool for cervical screening data in the hope of halting the fall in the number of women attending screenings.