As the New Year fast approaches, Digital Health News asked influential UK digital health leaders to give their predictions of what lies in store for the world of digital health and NHS IT in 2018.
Robotics can help the healthcare sector deliver better care with limited resources, argues Jeremy Russell. But for uptake to accelerate, companies will need to find ways to make products affordable, and organisations will need to earmark money for investment in the area.
Yvonne Goff, CCIO at Health Service Executive reveals the most significant digital achievement of the next 12 months during her CCIO interview.
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.
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.
Peter Brown, a senior technology officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), will be speaking about data protection principles in the context of cyber security at the first Public Cyber Security conference on 7 December.
Erik Silfversten, a cybersecurity specialist, says the NHS is at risk from cyber-attacks similar to WannaCry if it doesn’t improve its processes.
With only 10 days left to take part in Health Education England’s online workshop on digital readiness and building a digital ready workforce.
Sam Barclay CCIO at Whittington Health tells us about the launch of the trust’s integrated shared care record and picks a classic British actor to play him.
Cyber security and the cloud are both high up the agenda for NHS IT leaders. With Digital Health’s Public Cyber Security conference and Cloud Summit both drawing close, Vivienne Raper hears they needn’t be mutually exclusive priorities.