To mark International Nurses’ Day Caron Swinscoe, NHS Digital’s acting chief nurse, encouraged nurses to continue taking the lead on the digital revolution.
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It’s a question which has plagued the NHS for many a year: how can we make interoperability happen? For Peter Anderson, the answer is through a mixture of top-down focus and regional action.
Current data protection guidance is contradictory and not conducive to effective patient care according to a new discussion paper published by the CCIO and Health CIO networks.
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Jon Hoeksma, the chief executive and editor of Digital Health, asks what will happen to the NHS providers frozen out of the digital ‘ivy league’ and puts forward some ideas for alternative exemplar programmes.
Policy, politics and culture are encouraging information sharing; the missing piece is an efficient, scalable and legal consent model, says the clinical director of TPP.
Adrian Byrne, the director of informatics at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, considers the timescale for the government’s paperless ambitions. Tight isn’t the word…
The Care Quality Commission has called for national action on the risk models and data sets that underpin initiatives to keep people out of hospital, in a report that says current integrated care initiatives are struggling.
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While most patients are happy have their medical records used to support medical research, few are comfortable with how it is being handled, Healthwatch England has reported.
The government’s integrated care pioneers have made little progress and are struggling with IT and information governance issues, an official evaluation has shown.
As a stroppy teenager, Joe McDonald didn’t think much of his dad’s idea that the Falklands were “there for the asking but not for the taking.” Now, though, he thinks the phrase has a lot to recommend it, applied to patient information.