All NHS labs in Scotland will be linked through the National Pathology Exchange network following the approval of NHS Scotland Shared Services.
Four frontline clinicians have started begun a year’s informatics fellowship at NHS Digital to support the design of a new generation of digital tools and services for NHS staff and patients.
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Philips has expanded its eHealth business after acquiring VitalHealth, a digital healthcare company specialising in population health management.
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Paul Hodgkin, the former GP and founder of Patient Opinion, reflects on a non-Marxist, Marxian revolution in his last column for EHI.
The UK Renal Registry has chosen InterSystems to provide its national health informatics platform as it works on expanding the registry to cover more than one million chronic kidney disease patients.
BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, the UK Council of Health Informatics Professions and the Institute of Health Records and Information Management are working together to create a new federation for the informatics profession.
Five Manchester healthcare organisations have signed an agreement with the Hitachi group to plan and develop a range of informatics projects.
The NHS Commissioning Board is advertising for a part-time Clinical Informatics Director to fulfil a national Chief Clinical Information Officer-like role.
The new NHS information strategy says that every health care organisation needs to appoint a ‘board-level’ CCIO, or equivalent senior clinical leader, to be its local information champion.
The chair of BCS Healthcare, Matthew Swindells, has told a conference in Glasgow that the challenge for NHS informaticians “has never been greater.”