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NHS England attempts (another) digital overhaul with £230m investment in IT

April 4, 2014 | | 6 Comments The free health service has had a troubled past when it comes to complicated technology projects Read more [...]

NHS data sold to consultants and uploaded to Google servers – Twitter explodes

March 3, 2014 | | One Comment Privacy experts are going to run with this, but we need to take a more balanced look at what the benefits and risks are Read more [...]

Technology hucksterism?

March 2, 2014 | | One Comment In a doomsday scenario, Euan Semple asks what, if anything have vendors learned about software that helps people get work done? Read more [...]

Healthcare, data privacy and the need to DIY

February 21, 2014 | As a patient, it would give me considerable confidence to know that appropriate parts of my medical records are accessible by verified NHS personnel, nationwide before they start selling it to commercial organisations without my knowledge or consent. Read more [...]

It’s not just Obamacare – diagnosing the UK’s health data debacle

February 21, 2014 | The research and innovation benefits of a properly managed healthcare data sharing scheme are obvious, but as is so often the case the roll out of care.data has been mishandled and rushed through seemingly without due care and attention. Read more [...]

Digital health for a divided digital nation

July 12, 2013 | The NHS in the UK is 65 years old. If it is to survive for another 65 years, a digital revolution is needed. But where are the digital skills needed, both within and outside of the health service. Read more [...]

The Zombie IT project that makes the case for digital

June 18, 2013 | | 10 Comments Today's Think G-Cloud conference in London provides a timely reminder of why the new direction of digital government is so essential to prevent further monstrosities like the NHS's grand IT nightmare. Read more [...]

Diagnosing the digital doctor

May 15, 2013 | Across Europe there's a productive debate underway about the future of the healthcare industry in a digital economy, but will Brussels get it right? Read more [...]

Digital diagnosis: vital signs good

April 29, 2013 | Now here's a thing - the so-called 'Facebook-generation' of digital natives get just as wound up about the confidentiality of their medical data as anyone else. What a digital dilemma! Read more [...]