How, Joe wonders, can the culture of NHS Digital truly be transformed? Time for its leaders to enter the Zone of Uncomfortable Debate.
The CCIO Interview with Joe McDonald at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. He talks about the Great North Care Record and why he’s not excited about big data.
The Great North Care Record has signed up 96% of north east GP practices to turn on their information governance, allowing secondary care to view GP record.
Digital Health readers wanted to know how trusts had really got on with high-profile deployments in 2016; while communicating with patients, consent and blockchain were the subjects on the minds of columnists.
When he was three, Joe McDonald wanted a Johnny Seven one man army, the very latest thing from New Jersey. This year, thanks to some more American inspiration, he knows exactly what he wants for Christmas: £40 million for an open platform for the NHS.
The first national chief clinical information officer will lead the programme at Digital Health’s EHI Live CCIO National Conference.
Members of the CCIO Network have warmly welcomed the report of US ‘digital doctor’ Robert Wachter, and its proposals to boost clinical involvement in NHS IT. Jon Hoeksma reports from Manchester.
Anyone remember Rabbit? Joe McDonald does; it was a classic technology that was just a bit before it’s time, and that didn’t quite work. Anyone remember HealthSpace? Joe does again, and reckons it might be just the thing for taking forward Calidicott 3.
Joe McDonald’s mother reckons that if she’s not on the internet she can’t be internet scammed. Turns out, she’s right…
Joe McDonald wrote his own emergency medical record onto his phone four years ago; now he can access his GP’s detailed coded record via a smartphone app.