Open source enlightenment needed to end 'dark ages' of health IT

Tony Shannon, chief executive of Ripple, responds to the column by Digital Health editor, Jon Hoeksma, on whatever happened to open source in NHS IT in 2016, and argues we remain in the 'dark ages' of health IT.

11 January 2017

Digital Health at CES 2017, Las Vegas

Digital Health News' US correspondent Lindsey Birnsteel, provides a hands on report on the very latest digital health trends from the huge Consumer Electronics Show, 2017, Las Vegas.

9 January 2017


Predictions for the year ahead: UK digital health leaders on 2017

In the second part of a two-part look ahead to 2017, Digital Health News asked some UK digital health leaders for their predictions for the year to come.

3 January 2017

Predictions for the year ahead: healthcare IT suppliers on 2017

In the first piece of a two part look ahead at 2017, Digital Health News asked some leading healthcare IT suppliers for their predictions for the year to come.

1 January 2017

Whatever happened to Open Source in 2016?

Open source was all the rage in the NHS in 2015, but it’s barely rated in the past 12 months. Jon Hoeksma examines the drivers behind the quiet pivot and whether there is still place for open source in the NHS.

29 December 2016

People and policies came and went at the top of healthcare IT, but some trusts pushed on with major projects and news emerged of tech developments that might shape the years ahead. Lyn Whitfield reviews 2016.

23 December 2016

Another view: of Christmas presents and future

Dr Neil Paul has a few gadgets that he’d like to find under his Christmas tree. Starting with some iPhone extensions and moving onto drones, driverless cars, and AI friends to help his frail, elderly patients. Come on, Santa!

20 December 2016


Joe’s view: of a £40 million present for the NHS to open

When he was three, Joe McDonald wanted a Johnny Seven one man army, the very latest thing from New Jersey. This year, thanks to some more American inspiration, he knows exactly what he wants for Christmas: £40 million for an open platform for the NHS.

14 December 2016

Laura's digital disruptors: virtual realit-knee

Digital Health News reporter Laura Stevens goes to Bournemouth to try her hand at (virtual reality) surgery. She learns she shouldn’t give up the day job; but those people who are cut out to be surgeons may well train this way in future.

7 December 2016


Site visit: ONC course at Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre went live with a Meditech EPR in May, becoming the first trust to implement the oncology module. Laura Stevens went to see how it went, and to hear about the trust’s plans for the new year.

5 December 2016


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