Health

The transition from Spine to Spine 2 - a success story or yet another NHS IT failure?

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Sooraj Shah reports on how the implementation of the Spine 2 – a platform that connects clinicians, patients and applications – is helping to restore the NHS’s reputation for project management
17 Sep 2014

Apple warns developers over HealthKit data-sharing ahead of iOS 8 launch

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HealthKit guidelines aim to restrict developers' ability to share data with third parties
09 Sep 2014

NHS Spine ‘successfully’ rebuilt, says HSCIC

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New infrastructure built in-house by HSCIC in collaboration with BJSS
09 Sep 2014

Morecambe Bay NHS Trust claims it will save £35m with help from Lorenzo EPR system

Trust claims it will spend £9m on 24/7 support services, but will still save £35m over five years
09 Sep 2014

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust loses data cartridge with 42,000 patient forms

ICO, Nottinghamshire Police and NHS organisations have all been notified, says trust's chief executive
01 Sep 2014

NHS shifts from ill-fated Spine to Spine 2

HSCIC says core services and messaging moved to new infrastructure in phases
27 Aug 2014

Open-source electronic patient records in the NHS

Malcolm Senior, director of informatics at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, says that the opportunity for trusts to use the technology that is right for their requirements is here and needs to be seized to maximise clinical benefits and enhance patient safety and experience
21 Aug 2014

The internet runs out of memory, and the unhackable is hacked: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

On the flipside, the NHS is grabbing some excellent IT budget-saving opportunities as NPfIT is laid to rest
15 Aug 2014

Case study: How Homerton Hospital saved 90 per cent on storage hardware by shifting from NPfIT for clinical imaging

Hospitals across the UK are ditching NPfIT for image archiving - with Homerton cutting storage hardware costs from £50,000 to £5,000 in the process
13 Aug 2014

NHS set to save millions as botched NPfIT storage deals come to an end

NPfIT contracts forced hospitals to pay over the odds for out-of-date storage technology
13 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Braintree GP surgery's zero-tolerance of social-media whiners

“Rude” people complaining online given warning by Braintree practice manager
12 Aug 2014

Virtualisation cures Windows XP migration woes at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Jimmy Parker, development office lead at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, tells Danny Palmer why the trust opted to switch to a Liquidware Labs virtual interface
08 Aug 2014

Government ‘loses £700m legal battle with Fujitsu’ over failed NHS IT project

2008 sacking from NPfIT could leave NHS with biggest payout in its 60-year history
28 Jul 2014

OpenText cures NHS Trust’s case file woes

Royal Free London’s director of information management and technology, Will Smart, tells Danny Palmer how switching to digital case notes is improving patient care
25 Jul 2014

NHS England to hire director of intelligence to take charge of care.data programme

Successful candidate must have strong strategic leadership experience gained at a senior level, says NHS
21 Jul 2014

GPs to send care.data ‘opt-out’ letters

Meanwhile, HSCIC claims it has spent nothing on technology for the care.data programme
04 Jul 2014

UK would be ‘losing out’ if citizens don't allow NHS to share information for care.data

Care.data could eliminate diseases and create new medicines according to Machina Research MD Matt Hatton
03 Jul 2014

Department of Health bids to make sharing patient data safer

DoH wants to reduce the risks of individuals being identified through their data
03 Jul 2014

Intel invests in New Zealand wearable technology software firm Performance Lab

Intel expands reach into wearable software and Internet of Things with latest investment
27 Jun 2014

NHS data governance in critical condition

The NHS desperately needs to rebuild public confidence in its ability to handle sensitive data – but so far it appears to be in denial over the crisis, writes Sooraj Shah
27 Jun 2014

Department of Health sets out 'technology revolution' for 2014-15

Department wants to change the way it uses technology and data to improve quality or care, and help people manage their own healthcare
18 Jun 2014

Millions of patients’ NHS data sold to private companies

Care.data should be shelved until changes are made, says privacy campaigner Phil Booth
18 Jun 2014

Private company stored NHS patient records data on Google Drive

Up to 10,000 patients could have been affected by Diagnostic Health's data breaches
17 Jun 2014

NHS cyber security 'suffers from lack of data ownership'

Coventry University's Dr Siraj Ahmed Shaikh responds to report Criticising cyber security in healthcare
30 May 2014