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NHS England to streamline research processes

NHS England takes steps to accelerate access to innovation

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.

Lords committee criticises the NHS over its ‘incoherent’ commitment to the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

The Lords Science and Technology Committee has released a new report looking into the implementation arrangements for the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

NHS IT delays are slowing down the ‘roll out of genomics in the UK’, committee warns

MP Norman Lamb, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, is calling on the government to increase investment in digital and allocate funding for technology and systems needed to realise the potential of genomics in the UK.

Baroness Jowell becomes first patient to donate data to new global cancer databank

Baroness Tessa Jowell returned to the House of Commons to pledge support for a new Universal Cancer Databank aiming to accelerate development of better treatments for rare cancers.

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