NHS England expects to have contracts in place with providers by January 2015 for its ambitious project to sequence 100,000 genomes and link the results with a national database of electronic patient records.
This year’s NHS Confederation conference heard about a bright, tech-enabled future. But will it arrive in time to save the NHS from its pressing problems? Lyn Whitfield reports.
Health care IT suppliers have shown “tremendous interest” in a government project to sequence 100,000 genomes and link these with electronic patient records.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has its own IT MacGyver; someone able to create inventions from simple items to solve complex problems. Lis Evenstad talks to him.