Digital Health’s review of the year, 2016
People and policies came and went at the top of healthcare IT, but some trusts pushed on with major projects and news emerged of tech developments that might shape the years ahead. Lyn Whitfield reviews 2016.
NHS ‘to do’ list puts IT and funding focus on STPs
The NHS Shared Planning Guidance, published today three months’ earlier than usual, indicates local NHS IT funding will be delivered via Sustainability and Transformation Plan areas, and further reorganisation at the centre.
Storm clouds break over Manchester
The NHS Confederation’s annual conference was dominated by rain, financial storms, and a few IT bright spots. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Leadership summit: full steam ahead?
The first Digital Health Leadership Summit heard the government wants to create the ‘railroad’ over which local IT services can run; but it will be for trusts and commissioners to create them. Lyn Whitfield reports.
IT funds to come from transformation pot
NHS England has indicated that it wants to stop running tech funds and to start allocating money to IT from a wider Sustainability and Transformation Fund linked to new, five year Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
Sixteen healthcare IT predictions for 2016
What are the themes that will shape healthcare IT over the coming year? Digital Health News asked some well known national figures, information governance experts, and suppliers for their ideas.
Most read and commented, 2015
Digital Health News readers had a “what the flipping heck” moment in March, judging by the fact that ‘Emis and TPP sign data sharing pact’ was the most commented story of 2015.
Digital Health’s review of the year, 2015
A winter crisis, an election, a spending round, projects that went well, projects that didn’t. Lyn Whitfield looks back over 12 months of healthcare IT news.
Hunt: tech money to go on free NHS wi-fi
Free wi-fi will be available across all NHS buildings in England as part of the government’s commitment to a paperless health service by 2020, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
NHS deficits “unsustainable” – NAO warns
The National Audit Office has reiterated its warning that trust finances are “not sustainable” in a report that queries the ability of national bodies and the ‘Five Year Forward View’ to pull them back from the brink.