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NHS England to streamline research processes

NHS England takes steps to accelerate access to innovation

NHS Digital launches new mental health data hub and more digital health news briefs

NHS Digital introduces new mental health data hub, Babylon launches Healthcheck service, Health Data Research UK launches £3m funding competition and more digital health news briefs.

Patients discharged without notes in Lorenzo EPR blunder at Lister Hospital

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Lister Hospital in Stevenage, has declared a 'serious incident' after a review found that discharge summaries of 14,600 people might not have been sent to patients and their GPs after a new Electronic Patient Record system was introduced...

New partnership to drive population health management initiatives across five London boroughs

North London Partners will provide a single longitudinal record for citizens after entering a partnership with Cerner to use its HealtheIntent solution.

OpenEMR vulnerabilities threaten the security of 100 million records

Cybersecurity researchers urge healthcare organisations to update their systems after uncovering 22 vulnerabilities in the OpenEMR solution, threatening the security of up to 100 million patient records worldwide.

Sensyne Health extends its agreement with Oxford University Hospitals

Health tech company Sensyne Health signs research agreements with three NHS trusts, extending its collaboration with Oxford University Hospitals, and unveils plans to go public.

'Urgent need' to improve public awareness of NHS patient data use

New report from educational charity Corsham Institute calls for improvements in the public's understanding of how their health and care data is being stored, used and shared in light of a new survey from ComRes...

Opposition calls for My Health Record roll-out to be suspended in Australia amid growing data privacy concerns

Bill Shorten, Leader of the Australian Labor Party, has ramped up opposition to the My Health Record roll-out, calling for the suspension of the national health database in the wake of a privacy backlash that shows no signs of abating.

Virtual Centre rated as ‘outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has inspected a Virtual Centre in Birmingham that offers telephone and video consultations and a new app allowing patients to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access their medical records.

Health Data Research UK appoints chief strategy and technology officers

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) has appointed two new leaders to shape its scientific and technology strategies as the institute forges ahead with initiatives aiming to address some of the most pressing health research challenges through cutting-edge data science.

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.

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