The world’s most famous AI company, Google DeepMind, is making plenty of friends in the NHS. But what does the company want with our health service and should we be worried? Laura Stevens reports.
NHS Digital has seen off a challenge to the way its anonymises millions of patients’ data, with a verdict finding the practice is in keeping with national guidelines
Patients who opted out of sharing their data beyond direct care have not yet had their wishes respected, as NHS Digital chases up organisations slow to destroy data.
Care.data has been officially dead for more than a month, but its legacy is far from buried. Ben Heather takes another look at the devil in the detail of the Caldicott 3 report.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed that it is “aware” of concerns about a trust’s collaboration with Google DeepMind on an AKI alert system.
The NHS Apps Library has closed after concerns were raised about the effectiveness and security of the apps it endorsed. Thomas Meek wonders what this means for a new app endorsement process.
Dozens of apps that feature in the NHS Health Apps Library put the privacy of patient data at risk, according to a paper published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.
Final approval for the ‘pathfinder’ stage of the controversial care.data programme to go ahead will not be given until early next year.
One of the four care.data pathfinders will start contacting patients about the re-launch of the controversial scheme later this month.
Critics of care.data say it is sitting in the “last chance saloon”. Sam Sachdeva looks at its prospects in the second of EHI News’ features looking back over the major healthcare IT initiatives of the coalition government.