Secretive NHS talks to discuss the potential to commercialise 65 million patients’ records risked jeopardising patient trust, Professor Joe McDonald said.
As December 25 fast approaches, Professor Joe McDonald finds himself thinking about “big hair” and what he wants from Santa this year.
Joe McDonald said key lessons from NPfIT had not been learned and it remained difficult for local NHS IT leaders to have honest conversations with the centre.
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On his recent trip to the Greek island of Nisyros, Joe McDonald ponders on the three kings of NHS IT and whether NHSX will be able to bring them together.
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On a trip down the Mekong Delta, Professor Joe McDonald’s thoughts turn to the potentially serious disease that is data fever – and how it might be prevented.
As the year draws to a close the leaders of the CCIO and CIO networks share their take on the key developments of the year.
As Christmas fast approaches, Professor Joe McDonald finds himself thinking about the absurdity of Christmas turkey, Brexit, trips to Abilene and – of course – those of healthcare IT.
In the vision of the new secretary of state for health and social care, Joe McDonald spies an opportunity to address an old dilemma.
A drama at sea has led Joe McDonald to consider the value of patient-centric health records. Could they finally resolve the Gordian Knot of information governance and re-energise the EPR market as well as dramatically improving care?