The government needs to address previous failures in its digital transformation plans for the health service, a parliamentary committee report said today.
The Government is making inadequate progress on vital commitments to digitise the NHS, an independent expert panel has found, with “inadequate funding” and a catalogue of “opportunities missed”.
Professor Ben Goldacre has told the Science and Tech Committee that Trusted Research Environments (TREs) will mitigate data risks and “earn public trust”.
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The government’s Health and Care Bill, which sets out plans to reform the NHS to deliver more joined up care, was introduced to the House of Commons today.
The shift to electronic systems will mean the blunder of 709,000 medical correspondence items not delivered is “unlikely” to occur again, according to Hunt.
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Today’s health IT news in brief covers the rollout of a paediatric diabetes information management system, a new accreditation for System C’s maternity software, and the launch of an inquiry into decision making algorithms.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre is reviewing access to the Hospital Episode Statistics and other national datasets.
MPs have criticised the Department of Health for failing to collect data on whether a decade of policies to improve patient safety are working or not. In a report concluding its inquiry into patient safety, the House of Commons Health Committee says “judging the overall effectiveness of patient safety policy is made difficult because of […]
NHS chief executive David Nicholson has identified NHS Connecting for Health as one of the big three users of management consultants in the health service. However, at a House of Commons Health Committee evidence session, he said the Department of Health was looking to “significantly reduce the amount of consultancy we use” and members should […]
The Department of Health is drawing up plans for an interim flu line after admitting that its National Flu Line Service will not be ready until October. Health secretary Alan Johnson told the House of Commons that the alternative system would let patients call a single number and that this would generate the collection of […]