Patient Empowerment

Tech advances seem to slowly be redefining every last bit of healthcare, but the most interesting possibility remains giving citizens the tools they need to be in control. From personal health records to remote patient monitoring, we will let you know what to you need to keep tabs on.

Hunt launches NHS app to ‘put patients in driving seat’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt trails new NHS patient app that will feature GP record access, appointment booking, and data-sharing preferences

GP calls for modernisation of digital health tools assessment

BJ-HC speaks to Dr Murray Ellender, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of eConsult

NHS Digital releases new guide tackling digital exclusion

BJ-HC speaks to NHS Digital's Widening Digital Participation programme team...


RCGP releases new guidance on online consultation services

The new guidance issued by the Royal College of GPs comes after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that four in 10 online GP firms are not providing safe care.

Four in 10 online GP firms are unsafe, says quality regulator

The Care Quality Commission has found that 43% of online GP service providers fail to meet the required standards in terms of providing ‘safe’ care, according to a new report.

Number of patients using online GP services nearly doubles, figures show

Approximately 14 million people have now signed up to use digital platforms and access GP services offered by the NHS in England.

App providing single point of access for NHS services to be launched

A new roadmap outlines key projects that will help NHS patients take control of their health and care through access to secure digital tools.

NHS Digital to ‘create a set of approved assessors’ for the apps library

The NHS Apps Library will benefit from a set of third-party assessors that will identify which apps meet the technical, clinical and safety standards required to be included onto the platform.

Changing Health and Ascensia team up to offer game-changing diabetes support

Changing Health, the service transforming digital education and support for people with Type 2 diabetes, has partnered with Ascensia Diabetes Care to combine cutting edge behavioural change programmes and a state-of-the-art diabetes management solution.

HSE launches new online service for medical card applications

Ireland’s Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has urged citizens to use the online system if they need to apply for a medical card.

NHS Liverpool CCG awards £11.5m telehealth contract

Although the contract was only signed in December, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has already gone live with the new Docobo system.

Around 5,000 London patients registered with GP at Hand service

Concerns have been raised that the new service might not help patients with more complex needs.

Tech firms join forces to tackle cyberbullying

The Royal Foundation moves forward with plans to tackle cyberbullying with the launch of a new ‘online code of conduct’ entitled Stop, Speak, Supported, supported by Google, Facebook, Snapchat and others

London CCG goes live with new app for patients

The new NHS Online Bexley app will not replace existing GP services in the London borough.

NHS turns to digital to improve diabetes prevention rates

World Diabetes Day sees NHS England turn to digital technology to improve diabetes prevention.

A conversation with Hal Wolf, the new President and CEO of HIMSS

This week, BJ-HC caught up with Hal Wolf, veteran of the digital health industry and former Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente. Starting his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer of HIMSS, Wolf gave us an insight into his plans and expectations for the organisation going forward.

Council fined £70,000 after failing to secure home care data portal

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Cerner backs Child Protection - Information Sharing scheme

data breach

Cyber attack leads to unlawful access of administrative patient data

electronic health records

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust signs £30m deal to deploy the Allscripts Sunrise EPR

NHS, patient data

NHS employee fined for illegally accessing and disclosing patient information

electronic health records

McKesson deal to double the Allscripts EHR count in the US

patient care, eHealth

Programme announced for the high-level eHealth conference taking place in Estonia

patient care, HIV

CQC praises hospital’s ‘theraupetic’ use of digital inclusion IT suite

patient data

Scottish hospital starts trialling patient portal

NHS 24

NHS 24 to revamp NHS Inform website

Glitch sees phone reboot itself when dialling 999

Confed17: NHS Choices a ‘fabulous but disconnected resource’



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