Blockchain, AI or sensor technologies are creating a buzz in healthcare, but is their use supported by the NHS IT infrastructure? Keep an eye on this hub to find out the latest on health tech innovation and their support for the delivery of Five Year Forward View commitments.

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

When will AI become an integral part of the NHS?

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

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

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


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

The Welsh government will work closely with the NHS Wales Informatics Service to speed up delivery of digital programmes.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust goes live with Cerner EPR

Trust goes live with Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system as part of joint programme with neighbouring trust.

Study finds no evidence that GP ‘telephone first’ approach reduces workload

University of Cambridge study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, finds no evidence to back claims telephone consultations can decrease the workload of GPs and reduce secondary care costs.

Global Digital Exemplars not an ‘exclusive club’, says England’s Health and Care CIO

England’s Health and Care Chief Information Officer addressed concerns surrounding the Global Digital Exemplar scheme and so-called ‘slow followers’.

UCLH starts recruitment for EHR programme

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to go live with the Epic EHR system in April 2019, supported by its involvement in the fast follower scheme.

Global Digital Exemplars to help NHS move away from ‘paper-based nightmare’, says NHS director

Further topics from the NHS innovation conference this week include the establishment of up to five digital innovation hubs to create and use datasets to improve quality of care or asking suppliers to adopt open approaches to data sharing.

IBM Watson Health set to headline sponsor UK e-Health Week 2018

The cognitive computing division signs up to several key HIMSS initiatives to strengthen its engagement with the NHS health IT community.

NHS England to invest in AI over the next 12 months

NHS England officially backs recommendations from Sir John Bell’s Life Sciences Industrial strategy.

New device tracks sources of light inside human body

Scientists say the new camera has an ‘immense potential’ to be used in different healthcare settings

Eighteen NHS trusts confirmed as ‘fast followers’ to digital exemplars

DH has also confirmed mental health exemplars will team up with up to seven fast followers

Smartphone switch could provide £10m savings for the NHS, report finds

New research estimates the NHS spends more than £6m on the use of pagers every year
digital health

Theo Blackwell becomes London’s first Chief Digital Officer

Morecambe Bay hospitals improve workflows with new enterprise-wide PACS

mental health

Atos extends UCLH contract to Barnet, Enfield and Haringey trust

Health Foundation selects 10 digital technology projects for £1.5m programme


Cambridge University Hospitals to deploy Microsoft Office 365 for business

New tool promises more than £50,000 in savings for each practice

electronic health records

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to procure new EPR system

nhs digital

NHS Digital and Good Things Foundation reveal new digital inclusion pathfinders

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Treasury approves £385m for Global Digital Exemplars

'Discovering new ways to improve value is the biggest influence on integrated IT strategies today'

nhs digital

Harvard, Edinburgh and Imperial unveiled as partner universities for the digital academy

Global digital exemplars, NHS

UK considered an ‘area of strength’ for Cerner as Q2 earnings reach all-time high

Now Healthcare Apps

Telehealth GP service provider becomes first in UK to pass CQC inspection

The missing piece of the puzzle



HIMSS UK@HIMSS_UK 30.08.2017
Dillan Yogendra@DillanYogendra1 30.08.2017
HIMSS Insights@HIMSSInsights 30.08.2017
OLS@UK_Life_Science 30.08.2017
Theo Blackwell@camdentheo 29.08.2017
Health2Dublin@Health2Dublin 29.08.2017
EXCLUSIVE: Corbridge - The next chapter | Health IT Central
Emma Jackson@emmajackson45 29.08.2017
Thanks for sharing!
Emma Jackson@emmajackson45 29.08.2017
Morecambe Bay hospitals improve workflows with new enterprise-wide PACS | Health IT Central
David Wall@dtwall1 29.08.2017
Ransomware attack disrupts services at NHS Lanarkshire | Health IT Central
CQC Press Office@CQCpressoffice 29.08.2017
From the 'CQC finds Boots online pharmacy services ‘safe and effective’
CQC@CareQualityComm 29.08.2017
Emil Peters@310emil 29.08.2017
NHS Lanarkshire@NHSLanarkshire 29.08.2017
HIMSS UK@HIMSS_UK 29.08.2017
Follow (British Journal of Healthcare Computing) for the latest in UK health tech; soon a standalone platform
St George's CCIO@STGCCIO 28.08.2017
Cerner backs Child Protection - Information Sharing scheme | good to see paediatrics being taken seriously
ICO@ICOnews 28.08.2017
Recap: employee fined for illegally accessing and disclosing patient information -
MorecambeBayNHSTrust@UHMBT 25.08.2017
NEW: Morecambe Bay hospitals improve workflows with new enterprise-wide -
Scottish Government@scotgov 25.08.2017
ICYMI: Scotland reinforces commitment to in new strategy