Our CCIO columnist Professor Joe McDonald remembers one Christmas long ago when his Uncle Jimmy taught him about rate limiting steps, and wonders whether a festive bonus could remove the NHS’s own rate limiting step on the way to digitisation.
Regional record sharing project the Great North Care Record (GNCR) has launched a new regional network to encourage greater information sharing across the North East and North Cumbria. Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports.
Three high-calibre clinical leaders have been tipped for the short-list to become the new NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer.
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The value of a Plan B during a sailing trip beset by bad weather makes our CCIO columnist Dr Joe McDonald wonder whether the NHS should be taking a similar approach.
The two chairs of the largest independent communities of NHS digital leaders will launch the ‘NHS Cyber Security Batsignal’, a new peer-to-peer cyber security warning alerting system, at the first Public Cyber Security conference next month.
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The Great North Care Record is to switch from a model where patients can choose to opt out of information sharing to one where they chose to opt in and set their own data preferences.
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Joe McDonald wasn’t a hobbit in Lord of the Rings, he wasn’t at Wembley to see Geoff Hurst’s winner, but he did see Otis bowl a historic tenfer and he’s now heard Jeremy Hunt promise to put patients in control of data sharing.
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Joe McDonald, chair of the CCIO Network and Digital Health’s sometimes travel editor, is inspired by his use of next generation banking in Berlin and asks whether a similarly courageous and forward-thinking attitude could be applied to healthcare IT.
At Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, there is a desire to use GDE status to support the “easyjetifying” of services. Through greater use of cloud services and Skype – as well as through private sector sponsorship – they hope to make interacting with their services as easy as booking a low-cost flight.