CCIO Network

The CCIO Network promotes the development of Chief Clinical Information Officers across the NHS. The rapidly growing best practice and expert end user community is delivered through regular meetings and online events and collaboration community. The network is open to all current and aspiring clinical information leaders. Enquiries:

The industry CCIO: going over to the dark side?

In the first guest column from members of the Industry CCIO Network, Michael Thick of IMS Maxims discusses some of the downsides and benefits of leaving the world of NHS IT for the supplier community.


Enter the CCG: on Patient Online

John Lockley is worried about the Patient Online programme – and just how much work making the full GP record available to patients could entail.



Joe’s view: of consent to share

As a stroppy teenager, Joe McDonald didn’t think much of his dad’s idea that the Falklands were “there for the asking but not for the taking.” Now, though, he thinks the phrase has a lot to recommend it, applied to patient information.



First Clinical Software Usability Survey reaches milestone

Digital Health Intelligence has completed the first phase of the Clinical Software Usability Survey after collecting ratings for more than 100 systems from more than 1,300 clinicians; and has begun to analyse the data.



Enter the CCG: on the Enigma of the NHS

John Lockley has been on a bank holiday trip to Bletchley Park; and concluded that one of its less-sung heroes has important lessons for the NHS.



Letter from HIMSS16

Dr Shaun O’Hanlon, the chief medical officer of Emis Group, was in Las Vegas last week for HIMSS16. In this letter, he reflects on some of the big themes, which started with interoperability.


Joe’s view of lava lamps (and the Great North Care Record)

Joe McDonald says the NHS is like a lava lamp: constantly changing in response to political heat. But healthcare economies are increasingly looking to create shared card records that instead focus on the patient.



Members flock to Ireland's CCIO council

Ireland’s Council of Clinical Information Officers has 145 members from 35 disciplines and is pushing to formalise the role across the country.


Wachter focuses on CCIOs

Dr Robert Wachter’s review of the digital future of the NHS will focus on issues of clinical engagement with IT implementations, particularly the role of chief clinical information officers.


Joe’s view: Can the NHS bear to be special?

Joe McDonald is worried that “NHS special” technology services are coming at too high a development and financial cost to be sustainable. Time to use other people’s infrastructure and ideas…



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