Joe’s View: A Tale Of Two Christmases
As Christmas approaches along with the promise of a brand new year – Professor Joe McDonald looks at the best and worst times of 2020.
Network pioneer Joe McDonald to retire after 30 years
This week sees the retirement of Professor Joe McDonald, who has been child psychiatrist for 30 years and is regarded as one of the country’s leading CCIOs.
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E-consent company founded by Welsh surgeon receives £350k funding
Concentric provides a paper-free consent process and still ensures patients facing surgery can still make shared decisions with their clinicians.
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital piloting eConsent software
Wellbeing Software’s eConsent will be used across the trust as part of its wider programme of digital transformation.
Joe’s View: Dear Mr Zuckerberg – An open letter to Facebook’s CEO
Professor Joe McDonald pens an open letter to Facebook’s founder and chief information officer on what the Great North Care Record is learning on consent. In the current climate, he suspects Mr Zuckerberg just may find it helpful.
Great North Care Record Network launches to encourage further information sharing
Regional record sharing project the Great North Care Record (GNCR) has launched a new regional network to encourage greater information sharing across the North East and North Cumbria. Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports.
Great North Care Record Model to switch to opt-in data sharing
The Great North Care Record is to switch from a model where patients can choose to opt out of information sharing to one where they chose to opt in and set their own data preferences.
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Joe’s View: Consent is dead; long live citizen data sharing preferences
Joe McDonald wasn’t a hobbit in Lord of the Rings, he wasn’t at Wembley to see Geoff Hurst’s winner, but he did see Otis bowl a historic tenfer and he’s now heard Jeremy Hunt promise to put patients in control of data sharing.
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Work needed on genomic and genetic data sharing – NDG
Further work is needed to establish how the consent process might appropriately cover data sharing in genetic and genomic medicine, a new paper from the National Data Guardian (NDG) has argued.
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Most read Digital Health features and columns, 2016
Digital Health readers wanted to know how trusts had really got on with high-profile deployments in 2016; while communicating with patients, consent and blockchain were the subjects on the minds of columnists.