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.
With national funding pledges to increase the uptake of e-prescribing in hospitals, digital medicines management is occupying a prominent place on the national agenda. But does that mean it can now finally hold a consistent place across NHS activity in local organisations? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
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This week, Digital Health News speaks to Rachael Robins, who is an interim CNIO at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and is the first CNIO to be appointed in Wales.
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Are exemplar programmes really the only answer to NHS interoperability? Felim McCarthy thinks otherwise and looks at how those not invited to bid to become a Local Health and Care Record Exemplar could become interoperability heroes.
Many agree that properly implemented electronic document management (EDM) could revolutionise care, however, several technological and cultural barriers remain. Can the ‘second wave of EDM’ overcome these issues? Jennifer Trueland reports.
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Can devices such as the ‘Dream Machine’ improve mental health? Shreshtha Trivedi sits down for a chat with inventor and virtual reality expert Dr Jamil El-Imad to hear his views on virtual reality and how it can democratise wellbeing.
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IBM’s Watson Health is at the cutting edge of AI in Global healthcare, chief health officer Dr Kyu Rhee tells Digital Health’s Owen Hughes the increasingly powerful tools becoming available will augment clinicians’ knowledge not replace it.
Population health management is often touted as an important concept for the NHS, and key to ensuring its sustainability. But, as Owen Hughes reports, there will be barriers to overcome along the way – not least the challenges of linking previously disparate datasets.
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This week, Digital Health News grabs 60 seconds with Andy Laverick, Director of IT, Estates & Facilities at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, who tells us about the origins of his IT obsession and why traditional light switches are old hat.