Looking around the room at last year’s Digital Health Summer Schools, Shera Chok realised she was one of the few women from an ethnic minority background. That’s why at this year’s event she and colleagues are launching a new network designed to redress that situation.
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.
The professional body is looking for iindividual who has experience of implementing new technologies or evaluating digital healthcare solutions.
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.
The role of a chief clinical information officer can be a daunting one and it seems that women in particular are cautious about taking the plunge. But according to one female CCIO, that’s often due to misperceptions about what the job entails. Andrea Downey speaks to Ayesha Rahim about how that can be addressed.
Digital Health Networks is an independent grass-roots community of over 3,500 NHS IT and digital health leaders, dedicated to sharing, best practice and collaboration.
Jackie Murphy may not label herself an IT nerd, but there’s little doubt she’s successfully supported her organisation’s digitisation efforts – her award as Digital Health’s inaugural CNIO of the Year is testament to that. Hannah Crouch speaks to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s chief nurse to find out how a focus on the patient led her to a focus on IT.
Our latest movers and shakers round-up features appointments at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire.
This week Digital Health is speaking to Shane McKee, chief clinical information officer at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. He offers insight into Northern Ireland’s unique health IT challenges and explains why we need to stop thinking of IT systems in the traditional sense.