Extracting knowledge and insight from vast amounts of data is seen as the biggest opportunity to improve our population’s health. Our hub will let you know what to keep an eye on in regards to data analytics, storage, privacy and others.

NHS Digital director to outline data plans

An AI avatar could help make NHS Digital data more accessible in the future, Prof Daniel Ray will tell the HIMSS UK Eexecutive Leadership Summit

Four Scottish health boards to link up health and social care data

The project will initially see the development of a shared care record across the North of Scotland

New report looks at the increasing use of messaging apps across the NHS

New research finds NHS staff are increasingly relying on instant messaging apps to communicate


NHS Digital issues call for more data to be added to breast implant registry

Figures show that at the end of January, only 231 providers had submitted data on implant procedures, with 38% from the NHS and 62% from the independent sector.

Allscripts to sell OneContent business to Hyland

Bill Priemer, Hyland CEO and President, says the addition of OneContent is ‘complementary to the core focus of the Hyland Healthcare business’.

NHS Digital unveils new plans to improve systems integration

NHS employees will be able to use their NHSmail credentials to log into a variety of platforms integrated with the Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

Health Data Research UK awards £30m to six sites to drive research

“Our quest is to harness large-scale data analysis and technology to power the UK as a leader in the field of precision health,” Professor Andrew Morris, Health Data Research UK Director, said at the Festival of Genomics in London last month.

East Lancashire trust picks Cerner as preferred EPR supplier

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is now working with Cerner to put together a business case for the deployment of the Electronic Patient Record system.

‘Major’ technical issue disrupts services across NHS Wales

Report sets out ‘practical way forward’ for the NHS to harness AI

New report looks at complexities around the use of AI in healthcare, mapping out a series of steps to be taken for new technologies to support service transformation.

PwC survey says more than 90% of UK public is ‘happy’ to share health data within the system

New research carried out by Opinium on behalf of PwC aims to shed light on the public’s view on patient records and sharing of data.

PHE data to help the NHS identify outbreaks of seasonal illnesses

NHS England regional monitoring teams will assess data gathered by Public Health England to predict any surge in service demand due to outbreaks of seasonal illnesses.

AI has ‘great potential’ to improve system efficiency, says NHS Digital Medical Director

BJ-HC spoke to NHS Digital Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian Martin Severs at the recent King’s Fund event in Leeds on sharing health and care records.

National Data Guardian reinforces ‘fundamental’ need to build public trust

A new report anticipates that the National Data Guardian for Health and Care will be put on statutory footing during this Parliament.

Framework sets out recommendations to expand data use in mental health research

The Department of Health has published a new framework for mental health research as a response to a recommendation from the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

Kingston Hospital NHS FT issues EDM system tender

The London trust is looking to find a supplier for an Electronic Document Management (EDM) system in order to digitise existing paper-based records and a provider of an outsourced scanning service, with an estimated contract value of £7m in total.

Trust issues £49m EPR tender with hopes to expand to STP-wide Electronic Citizen Record

The trust will initially be looking to deploy a ‘fully integrated’ Patient Administration System (PAS), Maternity, Renal and Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA).

Lack of consistent data leading to ‘rising’ clinical negligence costs

Data on incidents, claims and complaints is not collected through a ‘consistent classification’ across NHS trusts.

NHS England and DoH criticised for ‘failures in oversight’ of NHS SBS handling of data

An estimated £6.6m has been spent on attempts to identify and assess more than 700,000 items of mail mishandled by NHS Shared Business Services.

ICO to fund four innovative projects tackling privacy challenges

Teesside University will work with Connected Health Cities to create a digital tool for health professionals to securely exchange sensitive information.

Working group to lead implementation of recommendations from CCIO review on data collection

New review carried out by Professor Keith McNeil, Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care, looks into Public Health England’s data collection and management functions.

ICO prosecutes two former NHS employees for data protection breaches

David Teague, the Information Commission’s Office Regional Manager for Wales, said NHS staff ‘should know better’ than to access sensitive data without authorisation.

BLOG: Sharing information is imperative

Our population is increasing, and people are living longer. There are enormous challenges for our health system to plan and deliver services, the NHS and social care is under significant duress. Sustainability is a term often used, meaning different things to different people. How well do we provide assurance of sustainability?

ICO prosecutes former employee of counselling charity for unlawful sharing of data

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued another warning for people accessing sensitive information without a ‘valid legal reason for doing so’

ICO issues warning as another NHS employee gets fined for breaching patient privacy

The Information Commissioner’s Office continues to take action against NHS employees that ‘abuse their position’.

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

An independent review published last week on growing the AI industry in the UK calls for improvements in access to data

Artificial Intelligence and analytics: Who do we trust?

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, natural language processing – these are just some of the phrases you have undoubtedly seen on social media and marketing materials touting the next revolution in healthcare.

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

Chief Inspector of Hospitals Professor Ted Baker has said Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust should be placed into special measures after failing to make improvements.



Ben Gowland@BenXGowland 22.03.2018
"AI can also encourage the transformation of the wider healthcare system, helping it to move from one that focuses…
BJHC News@BJHC_news 22.03.2018
BJHC News@BJHC_news 22.03.2018
“Integration is not just about merging services, it’s about understanding what different cohorts of people within a…
BJHC News@BJHC_news 22.03.2018
We’re at the Executive Leadership Summit today, waiting to hear from
Pgh Life Sciences@PghLifeSciences 21.03.2018
"Interfaces need to be designed to meet user needs." Excellent point! Don't overlook the human element in your des…
CommonTime@CommonTime 21.03.2018
2017 saw a 211% increase in healthcare security incidents, according to the latest Threats Report. (vi…
Dillan Yogendra@DillanYogendra1 21.03.2018
Completely agree that the hype should not cloud judgement & end us…
HIMSS UK@HIMSS_UK 21.03.2018
A very pertinent blog post from , one of our brilliant panel members at the debate tomorrow at…
BJHC News@BJHC_news 21.03.2018
NEW BLOG: How is transforming the nature of delivery? 's looks at the app…
Sarah Amani@S_Amani 21.03.2018
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: Connected health devices pose increasing threats, experts warn
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Susan Venables@Susan_Venables 20.03.2018
Good news for innovation as announces that it will invest £300 million from its Industrial Str…
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NEW: extends access to datasets for researchers
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BJHC News@BJHC_news 19.03.2018
Healthcare sees two-fold increase in reported security incidents in 2017, experts say…
Susan Venables@Susan_Venables 18.03.2018
Around half of staff are using commercial instant messaging apps for work, according to a report for mobile te…