NHS Alpha: the team creating a new NHS.uk

Digital Health’s news editor Rebecca McBeth visits the NHS Alpha team charged with building a digital front-end to the NHS, and talks to strategy lead Dan Sheldon.

26 April 2016


Digital Health interview: Ali Parsa

Kim Thomas talks to Ali Parsa, the former chief executive of Circle, and leader of Babylon Health; a company with big plans to disrupt healthcare by offering services over and app and by automating them using AI.

14 April 2016


Voices that care

Voice recognition is steadily becoming accepted as a way to interact with electronic patient record systems. Now, suppliers and trusts are thinking about how natural language processing can ensure EPRs deliver quality benefits. Lawrie Jones reports...

13 April 2016

Special report article

Ewan Davis: open for debate

Ewan Davis, a long-term observer of healthcare IT and advocate of open solutions, joins Digital Health’s roster of regular columnists; drawing a little inspiration from Douglas Adams along the way.

13 April 2016


Open your APIs: GPSoC’s integration project two years on

The latest GP Systems of Choice contract required principal GP system suppliers to open up to new players. Two years on, news editor Rebecca McBeth looks at what has been achieved and what remains work in progress.

7 April 2016


Another view: of funding innovation

Paul has been to an investment seminar looking to back health apps and ideas. Sadly, few if any of the potential millions on offer are headed for the NHS; and that leaves it needing a way to fund good ideas.

6 April 2016

Digital maturity: what does it mean, and how are we doing?

Cindy Fedell, director of informatics at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and chair of the NHS Providers Informatics Leadership Network, considers the pros and cons of NHS England’s Digital Maturity Index.

5 April 2016

Doing the Lambeth Wark: Local Record Project reaches GPs

The Local Care Record project allows a two way flow of information between all GPs in Southwark and Lambeth and their local hospital trusts. Digital Health news editor Rebecca McBeth looks at the history of the project.

31 March 2016


Colin and Clive talk 20 years of EPRs

Colin Sweeney and Clive Stringer have 55 years’ combined experience working in NHS IT. Both recently retired from their full-time jobs at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. They reflect on their time there with news editor Rebecca McBeth.

24 March 2016

Legal view: of thinking small on procurement

Andrew Rankin and Carole Poletti of DAC Beachcroft consider how public procurement rules can help to create opportunities for small or medium enterprise IT suppliers.

17 March 2016

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