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.

£37.5m Digital Innovation Hub initiative set to tackle Britain’s ‘biggest health challenges’

Regional partnerships of NHS, academia and industry representatives will be invited to bid to establish a hub in 2019

Royal College of Surgeons criticises the NHS’ reliance on archaic tech

Freedom of Information requests reveal NHS hospital trusts in England still own around 9,000 fax machines

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to replace Paris EPR with CareWorks solution

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to introduce a new solution from Dublin-based provider CareWorks


Programme launched to drive consistency in healthcare data collection

The new Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt) is expected to generate improvements in data collection.

Data science: The change the NHS needs right now

Digital exemplars Salford and Pennine are using data science to more accurately identify patients at risk of deterioration and readmission, reduce unnecessary admissions and assist patient flow.

Secure I.T. Environments Hands Over New Glan Clwyd Hospital Data Centre

Another Secure I.T. Environment project delivered on time and within budget

Independent review of DeepMind raises questions over company's business model, monopoly threat

The latest report from DeepMind's Independent Reviewers panel looks at the firm's relationship with Google and parent company Alphabet...

Cambridge University Hospitals trust signs £107m IT deal with Novosco

The seven-year contract with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will see Novosco provide IT infrastructure management and support services.

NHS Digital urges organisations to use dashboard as cervical screening coverage continues to decline

NHS Digital is asking organisations to use an innovative data dashboard developed in partnership with Public Health England and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust to tackle the continuing decline in cervical screening coverage...

Countess of Chester Hospital signs 15-year EPR deal with Cerner

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust turns to Cerner to deploy an EPR system used by 22 NHS trusts in England.

More than half of acute hospital trusts implement e-Referral Service ahead of October deadline

Statistics from NHS Digital indicate that nearly 80 trusts in England have now switched off paper referrals for outpatient appointments.

Competition launched to create network of digital pathology and imaging centres using Artificial Intelligence

Up to six centres using Artificial Intelligence will be created to drive health and care research in the UK with the help of a £50m competition.

Minister urges organisations to implement Child Protection - Information Sharing system

Children’s Minister Nadhim Zahawi backs implementation of the Child Protection - Information Sharing scheme.

Royal Devon & Exeter to go live with Epic EPR in 2020

Four years after choosing Epic as its preferred Electronic Patient Record supplier, NHS Improvement approves a business case for Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to start the deployment of the system.

Apple unveils Health Records API for developers to build apps for platform

The Health Records API allows developers to create apps that can, with permission, use data from electronic health records to help patients manage care.

NHS England ‘wasted’ millions reviewing handling of misdirected clinical letters, MPs say

Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA Committtee Chair, says the new Public Accounts Committee report is ‘another damning indictment of NHS England’s inability to deliver basic administrative efficiency in back-office systems’.

Health Data Research UK to lead delivery of Digital Innovation Hub programme

Part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund's from data to early diagnosis and precision medicine challenge, the Health Data Research UK institute will lead the new Digital Innovation Hub initiative, with detailed timelines expected to be published later on this year...

Breast cancer screening programme IT error results in ‘significant harm’ for up to 75 women

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt provided an update yesterday on the Public Health England analysis of the breast cancer screening programme IT error uncovered in January this year.

Three regions selected as Local Health and Care Record Exemplars

Health and Care Chief Information Officer Will Smart (pictured above) says the Local Health and Care Record Exemplar programme will raise the bar ‘for how the NHS can improve care through technology’.

Treasure in the cloud

Throwback attitudes and security concerns about the cloud are preventing the UK’s health sector from positioning itself as a major player in the emerging data economy. Now, according to service provider UKCloud Health, stakeholders in every area should remove the blinkers and replace their insular IT strategies with cloud-based models that are...

BLOG: The power of data

In a new blog for BJ-HC, NHS Digital Director of Data Daniel Ray gives an update on the agency's data science strategy, revealing that a 'cognitive AI avatar' is in the works...

Shared records exemplar programme to address failures in linking up data with delivery of care

Chief Information Officer for Health and Care in England Will Smart speaks at the UK e-Health Week conference about the new Local Health and Care Record Exemplar programme expected to underpin the move towards a ‘data-led’ NHS.

NHS Digital developing ‘avatar’ to answer data queries, UK e-Health week told

NHS Digital is developing an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot or ‘cognitive avatar’ as a tool to facilitate quicker and more efficient access to its data.

BLOG: The roadmap to University Hospital Southampton's digital transformation journey

Addressing the three big themes at UK e-Health Week 2018 - Leadership, Global Lesson and Digital Advances, Adrian Byrne, CIO at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), shares the roadmap to UHS’ digital transformation journey, which has revolutionised its healthcare delivery.

Hunt launches inquiry into 450,000 missed screenings due to IT failure

The Department of Health and Social Care launches an independent inquiry as Public Health England (PHE) analysis finds that 450,000 women did not receive an invitation to their final routine breast cancer screening during 2009 and the beginning of 2018 due to an IT glitch.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust overhauls EPR system

BJ-HC speaks to James Rawlinson, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Director of Health Informatics, about the new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Infrastructure upgrade.

BMA backs health committee’s calls to suspend NHS Digital/Home Office data sharing deal

The British Medical Association is questioning NHS Digital’s ‘ability to act as a trusted custodian for the data it holds’ after refusing to suspend its data sharing agreement with the Home Office.

NHS Digital partners with Open Data Institute Leeds

Through a new partnership with the Open Data Institute Leeds, NHS Digital wants to ensure it is ‘leveraging and innovating with open data’.



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