Will Smart struck a sanguine tone at the Digital Health Summer Schools as he reflected on his past three years as NHS England’s chief information officer.
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NHSX CEO, Matthew Gould, tweeted to personally thank Smart for his work as the CIO for Health and Care, saying it had been ‘a pleasure’ working with him.
Sources told Digital Health that Smart is expected to leave his role as part of the wholesale shake-up of IT leadership at NHS England.
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The GDE toolkits allow any NHS hospital to implement improvements quicker and transform care for both patients and staff.
We asked a number of leading figures, from the NHS to the PRSB, to give their thoughts on what they think will be big in health technology in 2019.
Announcements are expected in the next few days on the identity of the next two shared records reference sites selected to receive NHS England investment.
The three areas, which have a total population of around 14 million, will receive £7.5m over two years and are tasked with putting in place an electronic shared local health and care record by building on existing local work.
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NHS England will have its first HIMSS Stage 7 hospitals by the end of 2018, Will Smart has said, as he laid out his vision to offer ‘comprehensive, longitudinal care records’ for all 55 million English citizens within the next five years.
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Cybersecurity continues to dominate the headlines in the health service. As recently reported by Digital Health, every NHS trust that has been tested cyber security standards since 2017’s WannaCry attack has failed.
Every NHS trust that has been tested against cybersecurity standards since 2017’s WannaCry attack has failed, NHS Digital has revealed, as the CQC revealed plans for surprise inspections.