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NHS England posts job ad for director of digital experience

NHS England is offering a salary of at least £131,301 for a director of digital experience. The new role comes after the NHS struggled to fill a chief information and technology officer (CITO) job created after the departure in December of Tim Kelsey, national director for patient and information. Related articles However, the NHS has since hired Matthew Swindells as ... Read More »

NHS Scotland picks Advanced for new financial analytics application

NHS Scotland is to implement Advanced’s business analytics application in a bid to significantly reduce financial reporting times. The four-year contract is worth £360,000 and will see Advanced deliver the IBM PureData-based application by August 2016. Related articles NHS Scotland has been using Advanced’s eFinancials to manage its general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and procurement/stock activities across all of ... Read More »

How Great Ormond Street Hospital is using the Internet of Things

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is looking at how it can make the most of the Internet of Things (IoT), with several projects already being implemented, according to Robert Bielen, IT Apps Manager at the hospital. Bielen was speaking as part of a panel discussion at Computing‘s first ever Internet of Things Business Summit in London today when he explained ... Read More »

Google’s DeepMind AI unit has access to 1.6 million NHS patient records

Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind has access to 1.6 million NHS patients’ records, thanks to a controversial agreement it has with the Royal Free NHS Trust.  An agreement, first seen by the New Scientist, between the AI specialist and the NHS Trust, which includes Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free hospitals, means that the company holds NHS data on ... Read More »

CSC Lorenzo system partly to blame for Sheffield NHS Trust £12m deficit

CSC’s electronic patient record system Lorenzo is partly to blame for a £12m shortfall at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, according to an integrated performance report by the trust’s board of directors published last month. The Trust went live with Lorenzo in September last year but, according to the report, it is one of the main reasons that Sheffield ... Read More »

HSCIC appoints director of data science

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has hired a director of data science to head up its Centre of Excellence. Last month, HSCIC revealed that it was setting up a Centre of Excellence for big data and data science with the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office. The idea was initiated under the government’s Data Science Programme, ... Read More »

Data and analytics advancements empower outcomes focus in healthcare, says Bayer Digital Officer Jessica Federer

The digital revolution has the potential to “change everything” about how value is measured in healthcare. That’s according to Jessica Federer, the digital officer at Bayer, one of the largest global innovators in human, animal and plant health, speaking in a keynote at the Open Mobile Summit in London this morning. Related articles “It touches every part of our business,” ... Read More »

Care.data, NHS Choices and now Apps – could it be three failures in a row for Tim Kelsey?

NHS England, the organisation behind the failing care.data programme, appears to be on the cusp of controversy once again, this time because of its Apps Library. The organisation released its Health Apps Library in March 2013, and it now hosts around 230 apps. However, the review criteria – which are designed to provide a framework to assess those apps for ... Read More »

ICO fines sexual health clinic £250 for data breach

What Ireland’s HSE CIO Richard Corbridge has learned from the NHS, and what HSE can teach other health services Read More »

NHS England creates new chief information and technology officer role

NHS England has created a new chief information and technology officer (CITO) role, which will see someone lead the IT agenda within the organisation, and replace the outgoing national director for patients and information, Tim Kelsey. The decision was confirmed in a leaked email from the organisation’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, seen by Government Computing. NHS England has confirmed that ... Read More »

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