No one could disagree with Matt Hancock’s contention that the pager is an outdated pieces of technology. But Joost Bruggeman fears a blanket ban on their use in the NHS is a blunt tool – one which indicates a lack of frontline understanding and a disjointed national strategy unlikely to encourage innovation.
The Long Term Plan formally enshrines the aim to create diagnostic imaging networks. As Jennifer Trueland reports, such setups will be underpinned by the smart use of technology – and some areas are already showing the way on this front.
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WannaCry put healthcare cyber security in the headlines and on local and national priority lists. But, two years later, have lasting changes truly been made? Or has the momentum been lost? Jennifer Trueland reports.
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The EPR is an increasingly important part of healthcare delivery. Yet it is rare for student clinicians to learn how to use such systems during their course. At the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), a new training programme is addressing that knowledge gap. Beverley Ellis and Ian Bailey explain more.
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The frequently-made promise about electronic patient record systems is that they will cut the amount of time that clinicians spend making notes – so bolstering the time that can be spent on patient care. But, argues Dmitry Garbar, more needs to be done if this promise is to be fully kept.
Discussions around the power of data and analytics in the advancement of healthcare have seen no shortage of excitement and expectations from both providers and patients. With this, the invaluable role of data scientists has also been brought to the spotlight. However, their work includes a less appealing element that is both exhausting and time/resource-consuming: […]
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Data sharing between primary and secondary care has long been a digital challenge for the NHS. But with Matt Hancock focusing his attention on resolving the problem and a new national programme underway, is a corner about to be turned? Maja Dragovic finds out.
George Bernard Shaw famously quipped that the US and the UK were two countries separated by a common language. But in natural language processing, State-side hospitals are finding a means of better assesing the appropriateness of specific tests or procedures – and Dan Kazzaz argues the NHS could valuably follow suit.
How much progress has been made on shared records, what obstacles remain, and can the exemplars help other areas of the NHS progress? Maja Dragovic investigates.
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