Health

NHS’s Sir Bruce Keogh claims wearable tech could revolutionise healthcare

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NHS medical director believes smart devices could help to slash hospital admissions
21 Jan 2015

Not one government department can say all of its staff have basic digital skills

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In annual reports, each government department says it is still attempting to get all of its staff to level 7 on the digital inclusion scale
21 Jan 2015

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects HP to build online portal

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'The more information we have, the better the quality of care and treatment we can offer,' says medical director Dr David Throssell
14 Jan 2015

Care.data and big data will fill 'dangerous gaps' in NHS and futureproof it with genomics, argues Tim Kelsey

National director for patients and information Tim Kelsey believes 2015 will be the year big data goes big in the NHS
13 Jan 2015

NHS N3 network suffers internet outage

Many users could not access external-facing websites on N3 network
13 Jan 2015

Security threats of connected medical devices

With 30 million people walking around with high-tech medical devices on them, Gary Newe, technical director F5 Networks, discusses just how safe they are
13 Jan 2015

Joined-up healthcare in Belfast: An interview with NHS BHSCT director of IT Paul Duffy

Duffy tells Computing how mobility and Civica's Paris EPR system are helping the Trust to provide better patient care
08 Jan 2015

NHS was informed that care.data leaflets were ‘not fit for purpose’ before £1m rollout

NHS replied by claiming leaflets had already been sent to the printers and would not be recalled
07 Jan 2015

HSCIC readies secure data facility for care.data programme

Long-term secure access solution for care.data is still being considered, but new facility should be ready by March 2015
06 Jan 2015

Combat Stress improves mental health care for military veterans with Dell infrastructure revamp

'They really just blew all the other people at the table out the water,' Combat Stess CIO Richard Burley tells Computing
19 Dec 2014

Care.data: Caldicott calls for NHS to answer areas of concern

If answers satisfy Caldicott and the independent panel, Care.data will go ahead as an 'opt-out' scheme
18 Dec 2014

MPs say Care.data programme should be put on hold

All Party Parliamentary Group report says there is a lack of clarity about the project and says it 'would be correct to halt the programme'
12 Dec 2014

Intel announces new Stephen Hawking speech system will be open source

'It has the potential to greatly improve the lives of disabled people all over the world,' says renowned physicist
03 Dec 2014

Vista to buy Advanced Computer Software for £725m

ACS CEO Vin Murria had told Computing in April that she was keeping potential buyers at bay
25 Nov 2014

How BroadReach is using analytics to improve healthcare in Africa

Tibco Spotfire-based system enables decision makers to integrate health and census data to identify poorly performing clinics
14 Nov 2014

ICO to examine data protection and privacy implications of connected medical devices

ICO interest in medical devices precedes further EU regulation under new Data Protection Directive
10 Nov 2014

Why the Department of Health moved 12,000 users to a private cloud

The Department of Health's Bob Armstrong explains the thinking behind the Atos-led, £74m-plus ‘Open Service’ project
05 Nov 2014

Birmingham NHS patient data sharing plans scrapped after concerns raised by GPs

Plans for a central data warehouse to allow multiple agencies to access a patient's care record scaled back - but consent opt-out remains
31 Oct 2014

Oxford University's big data and Internet of Things project to 'create the NASA of biomedicine'

Oxford University and the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine creates project to harness big data to improve cancer treatment
27 Oct 2014

How Polycom video conferencing enables home treatment for NHS Lancashire dialysis patients

Scott Rayner, renal IT manager at Royal Preston Hospital, tells Computing how Polycom is helping to provide better care to patients
17 Oct 2014

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans

Care.data to be re-started after hiatus as NHS England claims benefits outweigh the data risks
08 Oct 2014

NHS Spine 2: Q&A with HSCIC

Sooraj Shah speaks to Spine programme head Andrew Meyer and solution architect Martin Sumner about the changes required at HSCIC for the switch to Spine 2
23 Sep 2014

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

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

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