CCG axes telehealth service
East Riding of Yorkshire clinical commissioning group is axing its telehealth service because it is not cost effective.
NHS should learn from Veterans Health
The NHS should swap digital health ideas with the US Veterans Health Administration in order to achieve a paperless NHS, says a report by 2020health.
Telehealth benefits realised
A Yorkshire project proves the cost benefits of telehealth, says a report on the scheme by think-tank 2020health.
Patient demands should drive PHRs
Patients value online transactional services above the ability to view their electronic medical record, think-tank 2020health has advised.
Helena Shovelton to chair 2020health
Think-tank 2020health has announced the appointment of Dame Helena Shovelton as its new chair.
3millionlives concordat signed
The Department of Health formally launched its 3millionlives campaign on the day that the 2020 Health think-tank urged the NHS to learn from the telehealth experience of the US Veterans Health Administration.
2011 “much tougher” for NHS IT
Analysts expect the NHS to stop spending money on IT in 2011; unless it can show that technology will provide a return on investment or efficiency gains in a matter of months.
2020Health: Govt must lead telehealth
Think-tank 2020Health has urged the government to give “firm strategic leadership” to telehealth and not to rely on local health communities to overcome the challenges of getting it used at scale.
Cruickshank: clarity needed on future
John Cruickshank, the author of a well received report on ‘Fixing NHS IT’, has called for more clarity about its future direction following the effective end of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
Experts fear Punch and Judy election
The general election Policy and healthcare IT experts have urged an incoming government to resist the temptation to shake up the NHS and radically reorganise its IT. Asked to put forward manifesto ideas for the general election that is likely to be called after the Easter break, commentators from think tanks, analysts and the health […]