Health

Atos selected to manage NHS Care.data GP extraction

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Under-fire French firm selected for controversial Care.data programme
27 Feb 2014

CIO interview: Mike Jones, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust IT director Mike Jones tells Computing’s Danny Palmer how mobility and big data are helping to improve patient care
26 Feb 2014

NHS England delays care.data for six months after GP and patient protests

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Government plans to extract patient data to sell to pharmaceutical companies halted after outcry
18 Feb 2014

Crisis talks over care.data after BMA calls for a halt

NHS England in crisis talks after BMA calls for data extraction programme to stop until plans are better communicated
18 Feb 2014

Cloud is 'the direction of travel' for NHS computing

Mike Jones, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust director of IT, argues cloud will aid the mobile revolution in healthcare
13 Feb 2014

BT to sue NHS Scotland for £20m in damages after losing out on £110m contract

Telecoms giant was not allowed a second run at SWAN procurement process
12 Feb 2014

Charities lobby Department of Health over care.data

Charities raise concern over leafleting campaign and opt-out for children and the disabled
12 Feb 2014

GP revolt against sale of patient data gathers pace as health trusts threaten the sack

More GPs either refusing to comply with care.data as first refusenik GP is threatened with the sack
07 Feb 2014

MP makes formal complaint to ICO over care.data patient records "grab"

Care.data programme should be stopped, argues Roger Godsiff MP
05 Feb 2014

'Coding error' on NHS website redirected users to malicious sites

Coding error in nhs.co.uk exploited by Czech coder to spread malware
04 Feb 2014

Paper cuts: the NHS prepares to go digital

With the NHS just four years from supposedly going paperless, Danny Palmer examines how the project is already transforming practices and whether the 2018 deadline is achievable
03 Feb 2014

Privacy under the knife: can 'care.data' be trusted?

Within weeks, households will receive letters informing them of NHS plans to upload patient data into a centralised “care.data” database – and possibly sold on to third parties. The NHS says that patient privacy won’t be compromised, but campaigners claim otherwise. Graeme Burton investigates
31 Jan 2014

NHS 'struggling' to adapt to digital tech, says Spectralink

Budget cuts hampering move towards a paperless NHS
21 Jan 2014

Patients’ data 'can't be used for marketing or selling insurance premiums', says NHS

But NHS still needs to raise awareness of Care.data, says patient privacy campaigner
21 Jan 2014

Obamacare site not safe, say cyber security experts

70,000 private customer records extracted within minutes by security researcher
17 Jan 2014

'Do not opt out of Care.data' plead health charities

If public do not trust programme, a whole generation of data will be lost, claims Quicksilva
13 Jan 2014

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust dumps Microsoft SCCM for Novell ZENworks

Microsoft SCCM 'unreliable' and was not able to provide enough accuracy, says trust
10 Jan 2014

How the NHS should mine 'near miss' data

Glenn Hardy, client services manager at Airsweb, argues that the NHS would do well to learn from other industries in its efforts to report on 'near misses'
16 Dec 2013

Lack of mobile technology hampering transition to 'paperless NHS'

Medical professionals still rely on pen and paper for communications - despite 2018 deadline for 'paperless NHS'
11 Dec 2013

GP surgery manager prosecuted for illegally accessing patient data

Steven Tennison snooped on almost 2,000 patients during 2009 and 2010
04 Dec 2013

GP data to be extracted for Care.data in March 2014

Preparations for planned extraction of primary care data are 'well under way'
02 Dec 2013

Scottish Health Board meltdown highlights headaches for IT managers

Report into incident clears IT team of any blame
22 Nov 2013

NHS chiefs expect more government money to fund paperless initiative - report

2021 a more realistic deadline than 2018, say NHS personnel
22 Nov 2013

ICO warns firms to train temps in data protection following Great Ormond Street breaches

Four data breaches at hospital saw letters containing sensitive patient information being sent to the wrong addresses
21 Nov 2013