The NHS needs to change the way it thinks about new technology – and the way it buys it, the HANDI spring symposium was told. Lis Evenstad reports.
Joining up is hard to do
A summit on healthcare IT systems interoperability, organised by IHE UK and the European Antilope programme, urged health to learn from the mobile industry when it comes to making progress with standards. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Exciting predictions about the impact of apps and health trackers were made at the Wired Health conference, which was held during EHI’s Digital Health Festival. Sam Sachdeva reports.
Mobile app puts ‘doctor in your pocket’
A mobile app lets users see their GP through video consultations and order prescriptions on their smartphone or tablet.
EPRs should ‘include location data’
A patient’s location history should be a key piece of data going into new electronic health records, a geographic health expert has said.
Assisting with mentoring
Mentoring and developing young professionals will be the focus of a BCS ASSIST mentoring day that is part of EHI’s Digital Health Festival. Sam Sachdeva reports.
The regulation of healthcare apps emerged as a hot topic at the end of last year; and will be the subject of a lively discussion at the HANDI spring symposium that forms part of EHI’s Digital Health Festival. Lis Evenstad reports.
New brooms, old guards, core values
In the first of an occasional series on informatics professionalism for the Health CIO Network, UKCHIP chair Gwyn Thomas says it is time for a renewal of the core values of professionalism.
Open Eyes and Raspberry Pis
An open source electronic patient record system developed at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be deployed across 40 sites in developing Commonwealth countries.
Get set for the Digital Health Festival
EHealth Insider is launching a new Digital Health Festival to “take the pulse of digital health”, with a series of conferences, meetings and social events planned for the start of May.