Industry news in brief
This industry news in brief covers an award for Huma from Prix Galien International and Aire Logic’s plans for the future coronavirus vaccination programme.
Open call for digital technology to support NHS Health Check
Public Health England and ORCHA have issued an open call for digital health products that support the aims of NHS Health Check programme.
Dido Harding assures no risk to patient data during Excel error
Baroness Dido Harding said there was “at no time any risk to patient data”, adding that it is kept securely “in line with data protection regulations”.
Dido Harding questioned on safety standards of using Microsoft Excel
It comes as nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases went unreported between 25 September and 2 October, reportedly due to an error with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Dido Harding faces calls to ‘consider her position’ in Test and Trace
Dido Harding is the executive chair of NHS Test and Trace and interim chair of of the newly announced Health Protection England.
‘Excel-gate’ highlights need for ‘quality technical capability’ in NHS
Using Microsoft Excel is not an uncommon “workaround” when managing data but organisations need to find a “more robust” way of doing so, experts have said.
How using Excel may have caused thousands of unreported Covid cases
The glitch was reportedly caused by an Excel spreadsheet reaching its maximum size and preventing new cases from being added to the file.
Investigation launched after IT error misses thousands of Covid-19 cases
A statement from Public Health England confirmed some 15,841 cases between 25 September and 2 October were left out of daily figures.
McKinsey bags £560k deciding “vision” for new NHS Test and Trace body
A recently published contract revealed McKinsey was paid £563,400 for work focused on “creating a permanent organisation” to take Test and Trace forward.