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Obama: Health IT interoperability 'harder than expected'

The outgoing US president shares his frustrations around spending billions trying to get health IT systems to talk to one another.


IT contributing to ‘missed opportunities’ on NHS deaths

Preventable deaths are going unrecorded in the NHS, and disjointed IT systems are partly to blame, according to a Care Quality Commission report.


Digital roadmaps weak on

At least a quarter of the country’s local digital roadmaps are weak on explaining how they will deliver on a paperless vision, a regional NHS England review team has found.



Mixed digital ambitions for STPs

Digital Health News has examined the some of the first STPs released for their digital plans (so you don't have to).



Digital roadmap focus: Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

A nationally funded shared care record is essential for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to deliver its local digital roadmap’s paperless goals.


Michael Thick: A review of the AAR

The government’s Accelerated Access Review is a good start on shortening the time from bench to bedside innovation. But there’s more still to do, argues IMS MAXIMS’ chief clinical information officer and chief medical officer.


£300 million needed for London NHS digital investment - STPs

The five London 'STP footprints' want at least £300 million to digitally transform health and social care. But NHS national leaders are sceptical.


Digital roadmap focus: Wakefield

The small Yorkshire area wants some new health tech, the only problem is money.


E-discharge standards to GPs 'poor'

Central NHS organisations are rebooting attempts to improve communication between emergency departments and GPs, with the ‘perpetual winter’ crisis now affecting the NHS spurring new efforts.



Imperial College kicks off care information exchange

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has rolled out the North-West London care information exchange to patients for the first time, allowing them to access and share their record.


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