NHS staff will soon be able to get mobile access to the NHS Spine without the use of a smartcard.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has marked the first anniversary of Spine 2 by releasing figures showing that it has dramatically improved response times for users.
Joe McDonald is forever coming across new ways to prove his identity and thinks it is about time that the NHS got into the same business.
A major outage on NHS Spine has caused problems across the NHS and affected users are unable to access any Spine services.
The replacement for the NHS data spine, Spine2, went live over the bank holiday weekend.
The replacement for the NHS data Spine is being built around a distributed, open source database called Riak from US company Basho.
Formal supplier testing of Spine2 will begin within a few months and it will go-live in summer 2014.
EHI news editor Rebecca Todd speaks to NHS England’s chief technology officer Alex Abbott about changing the way the NHS manages and delivers its core infrastructure, while keeping that up and running.