Poor data flows ‘throttled’ timely response to Covid-19
Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee labelled the speed at which public health data was first made available “unacceptable”.
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An alternative (re)view of NHS Digital and NHSX
In a column for Digital Health News under an alias, David Boyd, provides some suggestions for the upcoming Wade-Gery review of NHS Digital and NHSX.
DHSC must still learn the lessons of its failed IT programmes
DHSC and the NHS have a “long way to go” to deal with the legacy of their track record of failed IT programmes”, a key government committee has said.
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Matt Hancock remains health secretary after UK general election
Matt Hancock will remain as health secretary after Thursday’s General Election after Prime Minster Boris Johnson announced a small cabinet reshuffle.
Government invests £130m in new tech to tackle life-changing diseases
This includes £50m going towards NHS diagnostic services and support the work of existing ‘centres of excellence’ in digital pathology and imaging with AI.
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New ‘intelligent’ NHS health checks to be driven by predictive analytics
The Government has launched a review to explore how data and technology can deliver a new era of intelligent, predictive and personalised NHS health checks.
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Thirteen trusts first in line for £78m e-prescribing fund
The trusts will be the first to receive a share of £78m to support electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) to improve patient safety.
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Wave 2 of NHS Test Beds takes aim at diabetes and A&E admissions
Seven sites have been selected to run trials of digital initiatives designed to address healthcare challenges in the NHS.
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Government puts cost of WannaCry to NHS at £92m
The Department of Health and Social Care’s latest update on cyber resilience in health and care suggests WannaCry cost the service £20m during the attack, with an additional £72m of costs in the aftermath.