Joe’s View: A Tale Of Two Christmases
As Christmas approaches along with the promise of a brand new year – Professor Joe McDonald looks at the best and worst times of 2020.
Joe’s View: Educated fools, marshmallows and the NHS Covid tracing app
In a column for Digital Health, Joe McDonald, stresses why the public needs to get behind the NHS Covid-19 app in order to beat the virus.
Joe’s View: NHS IT, the soft stuff is the hard stuff
As December 25 fast approaches, Professor Joe McDonald finds himself thinking about “big hair” and what he wants from Santa this year.
Joe’s View: NHS Alphabet
On his recent trip to the Greek island of Nisyros, Joe McDonald ponders on the three kings of NHS IT and whether NHSX will be able to bring them together.
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Joe’s View: On data fever in the Mekong Delta
On a trip down the Mekong Delta, Professor Joe McDonald’s thoughts turn to the potentially serious disease that is data fever – and how it might be prevented.
Joe’s View: On Matt Hancock and hoping that, this time, it’s for real
Professor Joe McDonald has seen many national NHS IT leaders come and go, ultimately failing in their attempts to change culture. But in Matt Hancock, our CCIO columnist thinks that he just might see something different.
Joe’s View: On turkey and the trip to Abilene
As Christmas fast approaches, Professor Joe McDonald finds himself thinking about the absurdity of Christmas turkey, Brexit, trips to Abilene and – of course – those of healthcare IT.
Joe’s View: New minister, new vision, new chance to solve an old dilemma?
In the vision of the new secretary of state for health and social care, Joe McDonald spies an opportunity to address an old dilemma.
Joe’s View: On the value of patient-centric records
A drama at sea has led Joe McDonald to consider the value of patient-centric health records. Could they finally resolve the Gordian Knot of information governance and re-energise the EPR market as well as dramatically improving care?