Digital Health’s review of the year, 2015
A winter crisis, an election, a spending round, projects that went well, projects that didn’t. Lyn Whitfield looks back over 12 months of healthcare IT news.
Records come round again
Political parties keep promising patients online access to their medical records. EHI News editor Rebecca McBeth assesses progress in the latest feature on the coalition’s big healthcare IT promises.
Parties clash on NHS funding and reform
The health spokesmen of the three main political parties have clashed over the future funding and structure of the NHS at a King’s Fund debate ahead of the general election.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s call for a ‘paperless’ NHS was the big healthcare IT initiative of the past five years of coalition government. But are we close to achieving it – or even knowing what it means? Thomas Meek investigates.
Tory manifesto re-runs access pledge
The Conservative Party has promised to continue the NHS transparency agenda and to give people “full access” to their electronic health records in its manifesto.
Care.data stuck in the last chance saloon
Critics of care.data say it is sitting in the “last chance saloon”. Sam Sachdeva looks at its prospects in the second of EHI News’ features looking back over the major healthcare IT initiatives of the coalition government.
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Calling up a storm
Thomas Meek looks at the troubled history of NHS 111 in the first of a short series of features looking at the major healthcare IT initiatives of the present government in the run up to the general election.
Care.data on hold until election
Lingering questions dogging NHS England’s controversial care.data programme will hold up data extractions until after the May general election, Tim Kelsey has confirmed for the first time.
15 predictions for 2015
There will be a general election, debate about the future of the NHS, discussion about the role of IT, and conversations about open source and confidentiality. Sam Sachdeva asks 15 experts to look over another busy year.