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Freeing Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust from paper: an interview with ‎director of IM&T Will Smart

Author: Danny Palmer Source: Computing | 03 Jul 2015 Categories: Government | Health | Business Software | Services and Outsourcing Tags: Digital | Nhs | Royal free nhs foundation trust | Will smart | Kodak | Patient records | Cio | Cio interview | Document scanner | Big data | Analytics | Data science | Iphone | Ipad | Apple ... Read More »

NHS denies personal information will be shared in appointments row

ICO writes to 1,000 firms who buy and sell data in a bid to thwart nuisance calls Read More »

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Patientrack team up in bid to help prevent acute kidney injury

Author: Sooraj Shah Source: Computing | 29 Jul 2015 Categories: Health | Government Tags: Nhs | Data | Patientrack | Patient records | Western sussex nhs foundation trust | Government Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been working alongside Patientrack, an IT provider… Read More »

Christie NHS Foundation Trust uses Tableau analytics to improve care for cancer patients

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, the largest single-site cancer centre in Europe, has improved patient care by using Tableau business analytics software. Based in Manchester, the Trust treats more than 44,000 patients every year. It switched from its previous data analytics provider, it claims, because it didn’t offer fast enough insight for busy clinicians and nurses. The Trust now has ... Read More »

NHS spent £1.25m on now-abandoned Care Connect service

An NHS patient feedback service, dubbed Care Connect, cost £1.25m – or on average, £1,600 for every patient query resolved during its pilot phase. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Digital Health News revealed that the scheme, which ran between 2013 and 2015, and was pioneered by NHS England’s national director for patients and information, Tim Kelsey, had 22 ... Read More »

ICO investigating 56 Dean Street clinic for disclosing details of 780 HIV patients in data breach

A data breach at of the leading sexual health clinics in Britain has revealed the names and contact details of almost 800 HIV positive patients. The 56 Dean Street clinic in London, part of the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, accidentally disclosed the information when an email newsletter for the clinic’s Option E online service was sent out en masse, ... Read More »

NHS needs a staggering £8bn for IT

‘If people knew what bulk collection in Investigatory Powers Bill really meant, there’d be uproar’ privacy expert tells MPs Read More »

One-quarter of smartphone users will be accessing their NHS records on an app by 2017, claims Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that he aims to get a quarter of UK smartphone users – 15 per cent of all NHS patients – using apps to access NHS advice, services and medical records by the end of the next financial year – effectively, by the end of March 2017. “I also want patients not just to be ... Read More »

Why two council CIOs are bidding to build a London Supercloud

‘Judicial oversight? What judicial oversight?’ – responses to the Investigatory Powers Bill Read More »

NHS care.data pilots paused so that it can clear up wording on opt-outs

The NHS’s care.data programme has been hit by further delays, as health secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked Dame Fiona Caldicott to advise on the wording for a new model of consents and opt-outs. The programme, which aims to extract data from GP surgeries to a central database, had begun with four “pathfinder” trials at Blackburn with Darwen clinical commissioning group ... Read More »

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