Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is back and the NHS in England has a set of new IT leaders. So far so good, but can they make the shift from wielding hard power to encouraging collaboration, ‘honourable failure’ and a willingness to embrace what works?
Oh, Roy Hodgson. The Hawthorns will always love you, England will just want to forget, but the NHS should learn from you. In data security, as in football, as in life, leadership can really make a difference.
In the first guest column from members of the Industry CCIO Network, Michael Thick of IMS Maxims discusses some of the downsides and benefits of leaving the world of NHS IT for the supplier community.
The high-profile leader of Bristol’s Connecting Care shared records programme, is to become the new head of the British Computer Society’s Health Group.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust has become the first in the country to appoint a chief quality officer to its board. Lyn Whitfield talks to Trisha Bain, the former director of informatics taking on the new role.
Can IT experts lead transformation projects. Of course they can; they just need to leave their nice, dark rooms, the Health CIO Network Annual Conference heard. Claire Read reports.
Chief clinical information officers held their second annual summer school in Cambridge last week. Sam Sachdeva asked Joe McDonald and Jon Hoeksma what went on; and found a new spirit of openness and trust had been in the air.
Sam Sachdeva talks to Daniel Ray and Jon Hoeksma about the Health CIO Network’s inaugural summer school in Oxford and what happens next.
Mark Thomas believes his early training as an engineer equipped him for his role as director of health informatics at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He explains to Paul Curran.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after an IT implementation went awry. But the trust is back on track – and a wiser place too, Linda Davidson discovers.