In one of his occasional columns, Adrian Byrne, Southampton’s director of IT and chair of the Health CIO Network, considers the gap between the hype and reality of health apps; and the work that will need to be done to close it.
The first Digital Health Leadership Summit heard the government wants to create the ‘railroad’ over which local IT services can run; but it will be for trusts and commissioners to create them. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Health ministers are “completely behind” the digitisation of health and social care because “it is urgent for personal care, it is urgent for safe care, and it is urgent for research”, life sciences minister George Freeman has said.
NHS IT leaders went to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust to learn from its implementation of electronic patient records and to find out about its DevoManc plans. Jon Hoeksma reports.
Two-thirds of NHS IT leaders say they are confident their organisation can meet the goal to become paper-light by the turn of the decade.
The first Digital Health Intelligence NHS IT Leadership Survey has found that only a third of chief information officers and IT directors have clear board level responsibility for IT.
Key NHS IT and clinical staff will connect with the people developing and running national systems for health and care as part of a Digital Leaders programme, being launched today.
NHS England is supporting the continued development of the Chief Clinical Information Officer Network and Health Chief Information Officer Network, pioneering best practice and collaboration communities for NHS digital leaders.
Digital Health Intelligence Limited is launching a CCIO Industry Network to bring together clinical IT and information leaders from across the healthcare IT industry.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust has become the first in the country to appoint a chief quality officer to its board. Lyn Whitfield talks to Trisha Bain, the former director of informatics taking on the new role.