It’s a few months since Ella Worsdale, head of information at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, scooped the first Digital Health Award for future digital health leader. But, as she tells Owen Hughes, the achievement is one that still hasn’t quite sunk in – perhaps in part because she’s busy with the data work for which she was recognised.
According to latest research by Accenture, healthcare consumers continue to show strong use of digital technology for self-care, with mobile phones, social media and wearables showing a big upward swing.
George Freeman said his self-proclaimed ‘horror story’ highlights how “top down” solutions never work and that the answer is ‘local digital solutions’.
Andy Kinnear, the winner of the inaugural Digital Health Award for outstanding contribution to the profession, has had a career path he describes as ‘slightly haphazard’. So why is he so convinced of the value of professionalising the field of healthcare informatics? Claire Read speaks to him to find out.
Accenture Health, together with analysis and advisory company Oxford Analytica, spoke to CIOs in seven countries (including the UK) to understand their priorities and gather their views on the future of digital healthcare leaders.
This week we’re chatting to Phillipa Winter, who tells us why a strong voice and an open ear is key to becoming a more effective NHS CIO.
Last week saw the biggest and most successful Summer Schools yet, with 400 NHS IT leaders gathered at Birmingham University to accelerate NHS digitisation.
Jacqui talks about why she believes networking is an important skill for CNIOs and why she’s after Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s job.
Healthcare industry moves this month include appointments and departures at NHS England, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and the PRSB.