Legal issues, information governance, patient consent; the barriers to information sharing are legion. Good job CCIOs are committed to getting through them. Claire Read reports.
Can IT experts lead transformation projects. Of course they can; they just need to leave their nice, dark rooms, the Health CIO Network Annual Conference heard. Claire Read reports.
EHI Live visitors queued up for selfies with Dr Ranj; and then headed down to the Social Media Village to hear how they could build social media into their own health and care services. Sam Sachdeva reports.
How to be an effective commissioner and how to make good use of business intelligence were key themes at the Information for Commissioning conference. Rebecca Todd reports.
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Speakers at EHI Live 2014 were promising big things from the National Information Board’s IT strategy, due out this week. But some NPfIT business still has to be concluded. Sam Sachdeva reports.
A week and a half after its launch, Epic is “starting to deliver some real benefits” to Cambridge University Hospitals – but the implementation has not been without teething problems.
The much anticipated announcement of which trusts have secured funding from the second round of tech fund bids is in Danny Alexander’s inbox, awaiting approval, Beverley Bryant told EHI Live 2014.
The transition away from local service provider contracts in the North, Midlands and East is a huge risk that will need to be carefully managed, Mary Barber, who is leading the transition for the HSCIC, has warned.
The National Information Board’s framework for action will provide a guiding set of principles for a “revolution” in healthcare IT, Health and Social Care Information Centre chief executive Andy Williams has said.
Social media “opens you up” to public view, but also gives you the opportunity to inform and inspire people, Dr Ranj told EHI Live 2014.