Our CCIO columnist professor Joe McDonald remembers his underage drinking years and wonders whether the concept of using digital ID on a night out can apply to the citizen ID agenda in healthcare.
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Our CCIO columnist Professor Joe McDonald remembers one Christmas long ago when his Uncle Jimmy taught him about rate limiting steps, and wonders whether a festive bonus could remove the NHS’s own rate limiting step on the way to digitisation.
The value of a Plan B during a sailing trip beset by bad weather makes our CCIO columnist Dr Joe McDonald wonder whether the NHS should be taking a similar approach.
Joe McDonald wasn’t a hobbit in Lord of the Rings, he wasn’t at Wembley to see Geoff Hurst’s winner, but he did see Otis bowl a historic tenfer and he’s now heard Jeremy Hunt promise to put patients in control of data sharing.
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Joe McDonald, chair of the CCIO Network and Digital Health’s sometimes travel editor, is inspired by his use of next generation banking in Berlin and asks whether a similarly courageous and forward-thinking attitude could be applied to healthcare IT.
Joe mourns the original Batman, reflects on why healthcare IT needs a Bat Signal, and ponders how one has been informally created through the Health CIO and CCIO Networks.
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How, Joe wonders, can the culture of NHS Digital truly be transformed? Time for its leaders to enter the Zone of Uncomfortable Debate.