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Exemplars to reach agreed milestones before receiving next funding tranche

NHS national director kicks off HIMSS UK summit with keynote speech

Lack of ‘good quality data’ in healthcare is a stumbling block for AI hubs, says NHS director

NHS England director says ‘next big thing’ in healthcare IT will be the ‘algorithmic stage’

Wye Valley NHS Trust goes live with EPR system

The trust will receive up to £5m matched funding through fast follower scheme

HIMSS UK announces members of first ever Advisory Board

The new HIMSS UK Advisory Board will provide strategic oversight for the organisation's work...

NHS England network of genomic laboratory hubs to become operational in 2018

NHS England is working on the delivery of the ‘Genomic Dream’

Irish Health Service Executive appoints interim CIO

Jane Carolan will take over the CIO role on an interim basis

Royal Foundation to invest £2m in new start-up for digital mental health

The new start-up will become operational in January 2018

DH to support mental health campaign with £15m in funding

The Department of Health is to invest £15m into training mental health first aiders

Scottish government vows to invest £500k in modernising mental health services

The announcement was made on World Mental Health Day

Achieving the population health management ‘vision’ through digital capabilities

Ahead of the upcoming Executive Leadership Summit at the King’s Fund, HIMSS UK CMO Mark Davies sheds light on the hot discussion topics for the day

CQC finds again ‘zip bags’ of patient records in public areas at NHS trust

CQC rates Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust services as ‘inadequate’

Department of Health to look at improving organ donation rates through technology

Department of Health is to launch a new consultation on introducing an opt-out system for organ donation across England, with focus on technology

CQC urges Stepping Hill Hospital to take measures and ensure ‘security of patient records’

The hospital was previously warned by the CQC to address the issue after an inspection in 2016

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6

London hospital becomes the fourth organisation in England to reach Stage 6 of the internationally recognised HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model

WannaCry attack ‘biggest test of the year’ for NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), set up in 2016, operates as part of GCHQ

Welsh Health Secretary announces £5.5m investment to support a digital NHS

Wales will invest £5.5m into the Welsh Clinical Portal, Community Care Information System and a cybersecurity review

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust goes live with Cerner EPR

Two foundation trusts have embarked on the ‘largest and broadest’ Electronic Patient Record (EPR) deployment for Cerner in the UK so far

NHS Digital director calls on organisations to maximise use of digital technology

NHS Digital director urges the NHS to maximise use of electronic Summary Care Records and the NHS e-Referral Service

NHS Digital pilots NHS.UK Personal Health Records scheme

NHS.UK, a revamp of the NHS Choices platform, is expected to ‘transform’ the experience of patients

Science and Technology Committee launches new inquiry into genome editing in the NHS

The committee will assess recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer’s Generation Genome report

ICO fines ex-council employee for stealing data of adult social care department users

Ex-council employee prosecuted after unlawfully obtaining data on medical and financial conditions of 349 individuals

PHG Foundation issues call for widespread adoption of new genomic technology

ctDNA testing is currently being used in a small number of UK laboratories

Health data breaches reports increase by 11% in Q1 of 2017

Reporting of data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office is compulsory in the health sector

Mix of paper and electronic notes results in patient’s death at London trust

St Bartholomew’s is the oldest hospital in Britain, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest trust in the country

HIMSS Europe launches Future50

HIMSS Europe has launched a new flagship initiative, Future50, which is supported by IBM Watson Health

big data

Is an AI-driven health system a ‘realistic’ vision?

When will AI become an integral part of the NHS?

Artificial Intelligence and analytics: Who do we trust?

AI and machine learning are just a couple of phrases you have undoubtedly seen on social media touting the next revolution in healthcare

Finances and staff shortages are top concerns for the NHS

Exclusive survey reveals increasing worries about the ability of the NHS to cope
digital health, NHS

Government should make technology uptake an NHS ‘priority’, says House of Lords committee

digital healthcare, mobile health

Vox Pop: “It taps me on the wrist when I need to turn down the next street”


Children’s hospital develops groundbreaking app

big data

How is integrated data helping to improve care?

A call for intelligent innovation to serve ageing population

DNA, genomics

100,00 Genomes Project reports first breakthroughs

maneesh juneja, vox pop

Vox Pop: ‘Big data opens up so many possibilities’

Decoding Big Data in Healthcare.

Data and technology ‘now defining the leaders in healthcare’

‘What excites me, but scares many, is the marriage of old and new’


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Ransomware attack disrupts services at NHS Lanarkshire | Health IT Central
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Cerner backs Child Protection - Information Sharing scheme | good to see paediatrics being taken seriously
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