This morning’s briefing includes news that the UK government has reached its target to open 160 community diagnostic centres a year early.
The centre will draw data from NHS medical records, national registries and other datasets to explore new therapies and medical breakthroughs.
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Data held by the NHS could be worth nearly £10bn a year through operational savings, improved patient outcomes and benefits to the UK economy.
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For Ewan Davis, the recent reported annoyance over the purpose of local health and care record exemplars (LHCREs) is misplaced – he argues that it was always the intention for LHCREs to enable a national data resource. He also believes that such a resource is necessary and valuable. But he suggests it will only be possible if changes are made and the lessons of the past heeded.
Health minister Lord O’Shaughnessy told the Health and Care Innovation Expo the code’s principles were intended to create “a safe and trusted environment in which innovation can flourish”.
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This month’s cyber security round-up takes a look at a number of cyber stories from outside the healthcare realm, including word that the US might be looking to replicate the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and a new smartphone that lauds itself as being spy-proof.
Life Sciences Partners has secured €280m to invest in European companies developing new types of medical devices, diagnostics and digital health products.
Data analytics will be crucial to improving the delivery of mental healthcare and demonstrating the need for investment in it, a trust chief executive has argued.
This week’s industry round up focuses on companies and company appointments, and includes news of some European recognition for Patientrack, a new partnership for Bridgehead, and a new chief executive for Arkivum.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre is to set up a Centre of Excellence for Big Data and Data Science with the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office.
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