When holidaying in the US, Richard Corbridge was confronted with the classic problem of two countries separated by a common language. It’s a situation he also sees in digital health – and the chief digital and information officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust argues it must be addressed if integrated care is to become a reality.
The use of technology to support self-care is considered to be a holy grail of any sustainable health service. So how can the NHS utilise and share such information to improve patient experience and empower them to manage their health better? Jennifer Trueland reports.
Following last week’s column by NHS Digital’s director of implementation on closing the gender gap in tech, Lisa Emery, CIO of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, talks about the scale of the challenge and that the real change will come only if we create the right environment.
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?
This week we’re talking to Ayesha Rahim, CCIO of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, who tells us why the NHS needs to ‘skill-up’ its leaders if it hopes to achieve true digital transformation.
As Lord Carter’s pathology recommendations near a decade old, is it time to take the laboratory out of the hospital? Jane Rendall, managing director of Sectra UK and Ireland, asks the question.
Today on International Women’s Day, Eve Roodhouse, director of implementation at NHS Digital, shines a light on how we can close the gender gap in the health technology sector and promote a more diverse workforce.
Dr Alex Yeates, medical director of Advanced, was one of the delegates to visit India as part of the recent healthcare trade mission led by the NHS chair. He shares his views on how the UK can share its digital healthcare innovations with other countries.
Dr Gabriel Ma, clinical lead at BridgeHead Software and a former NHS psychiatry doctor, makes the case for independent clinical archive (ICA), which, according to him, will reduce clinical risk and help mental health practitioners with accurate decision-making.
Today we are talking to Kevin Percival, who is chief nursing information officer at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. Kevin talks his belief in the importance of the CNIO role, explains why he thinks Florence Nightingale would be a perfect dinner party guest, and reveals his student nursing days nickname.