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.
While experts welcome the current interest in diagnostic digital pathology, they believe that implementation of digital workflows, which includes integration between systems and software, is key to achieving widespread adoption and driving improvements. Claire Read reports.
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If mental health data remains more secretive than HIV, cancer or diabetes, care inequality will continue, writes Dr James Reed, CCIO of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
WannaCry last year put ransomware high on the agenda for NHS IT professionals, but that effort is – rightly – focused on preventing and mitigating against attacks. What may be less obvious is carrying out ransomware attack can be easy as a few keystrokes, as Vivienne Raper discovered at last year’s Public Cyber Security (PCS) conference.
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.
This week we are speaking to Roger Chinn, chief clinical information at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He explains why he feels clinicians and managers need to be joined at the hip to achieve system change, and why he has a problem with emails.
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Professor Joe McDonald pens an open letter to Facebook’s founder and chief information officer on what the Great North Care Record is learning on consent. In the current climate, he suspects Mr Zuckerberg just may find it helpful.
For James Rawlinson, the NHS needs a thoroughly local approach to managing pressures, driven by a deep understanding of data. The health informatics director at Rotherham Foundation NHS Trust reports that data analytics is already making a difference at his organisation.
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In the aftermath of WannaCry, the NHS has a long way to go to rebuild its reputation on cybersecurity argues our expert columnist Davey Winder.
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Apple’s play into the healthcare ecosystem could open up new models of healthcare delivery, the resemblance of which may not be million miles from today’s most popular digital services.
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