Neil Paul and his colleagues have had just about enough of primary care IT problems, with infrastructure and software alike causing headaches. So why – our GP columnist asks – is focus being placed on non-fundamental features and his STP talking about potentially cutting primary care IT investment?
It must be conference season: Neil Paul has attended three separate meetings in almost as many weeks. As our GP columnist reflects on each – the EMIS National User Group, a panel on entrepreneurship in healthcare IT, and a BCS Primary Health Care Specialist Group meeting – he sees causes for both optimism and concern.
In general practice, staff use electronic patient records every day. So, our GP columnist wonders, why don’t we add creating a standard training programme or competency framework to our to do lists?
Our GP columnist has had a long term fascination with cryptography, and wonders whether it could prove useful in the further expansion of digital health services.
Our GP columnist looks at few instances where his acquaintances or patients had to deal with NHS 111 and wonders if the solution lies in ‘playing with data’ to derive interesting insight.
When our GP columnist Neil Paul turns his mind to NHS finances, his attention quickly turns to medicines and the cash wasted by people just not taking them. Could a smart device make a difference?
If images taken from smart phones can appear in photo streams in our laptops and PCs, then why isn’t there a more streamlined way of getting photos into electronic health records. Dr Neil Paul explores.
This month, our GP columnist is musing on the rise of artificial intelligence. Could it replace him and his colleagues? Not imminently, Dr Neil Paul reckons – but he can see ways in which it could already help him do a better and more efficient job.
Fresh from his first experience with Uber, our GP columnist is thinking about apps that give users instant access to services. Could the model used for the growing market of private GP apps be applied in the NHS? Neil Paul thinks so.