Baroness Tessa Jowell is to be the first cancer patient to hand over her medical data to a global database which aims to discover the next generation of cures for rare cancers.
NHS Digital’s sharing of non-clinical patient information with the Home Office has been branded “entirely inappropriate” by MPs, who say they are concerned about the body’s ability to act as a reliable steward of the data.
A foundation trust has said it is ‘checking and updating’ the records for 5,000 x-rays after uncovering a longstanding data issue.
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For James Rawlinson, the NHS needs a thoroughly local approach to managing pressures, driven by a deep understanding of data. The health informatics director at Rotherham Foundation NHS Trust reports that data analytics is already making a difference at his organisation.
Seniors members of NHS Digital have been criticised by a committee of MPs after refusing to stop disclosing patient data to the Home Office.
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Commvault has announced a strategic partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver Commvault healthcare solutions to HPE customers.
Six sites across the UK are to be given a share of £54million funding to address challenging healthcare issues through the use of data science.
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.
Dr Gabriel Ma, clinical lead at BridgeHead Software and a former NHS psychiatry doctor, makes the case for independent clinical archive (ICA), which, according to him, will reduce clinical risk and help mental health practitioners with accurate decision-making.
George Eliot Hospital has been recognised as a Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of data audits.