Health

Patients could be able to Skype with their GP under new proposals

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GP practices can apply to £50m Challenge Fund to set up a 'pioneering' programme
03 Oct 2013

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde nearing fix for 'major' IT system problem

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Major IT problem affected 709 patients
03 Oct 2013

Abandoned NHS IT project costs taxpayers £10bn - and there may be more to come

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'We need proper industry engagement and open standards' says Qinec CEO Robbie Hughes
18 Sep 2013

Cracking the NHS’s data analysis skills conundrum

On the back of Sir Bruce Keogh’s report, how can NHS staff better harness data to improve healthcare, asks Sooraj Shah
13 Sep 2013

NAO: £480bn of government revenues and £210bn of expenditure reliant on legacy ICT systems

Public sector performance in managing legacy ICT systems is 'patchy', says Amyas Morse
11 Sep 2013

Department of Health invites bids for £450m electronic staff record system

Current contract with supplier expires in August 2015
06 Sep 2013

NHS IT is on the right track, but familiar issues still remain

Department of Health's 'bottom up' approach is working, but to make real progress, old issues need to be ironed out
04 Sep 2013

£1bn cash injection aims to boost NHS patient care through IT

Sum will be invested in new technology over the next three years, health secretary Hunt reveals
04 Sep 2013

50,000 NHS clinicians expected to learn to code

Government hopes that initiative will enable clinicians to design simple smartphone apps or system tools to improve the NHS
30 Aug 2013

NHS at 65: The First Steps Into a Digitised NHS

Robert Bakewell argues that the digitisation of the NHS must be carefully managed, with the focus on usability and ROI
22 Aug 2013

NHS issues £2m tender to train 100,000 people to use online health services

NHS England wants to boost health literacy
15 Aug 2013

IBM barred from Australian state after presiding over 16,000 per cent overspend on payroll project

Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM? They might do: Queensland bars IBM from new contracts 'until it improves its governance and contracting practices' after £695m payroll debacle
07 Aug 2013

GPs must inform patients that their health records could be sold – or risk action by the ICO

Electronic patient records will be passed on to other parts of the NHS and sold to private companies from this autumn – in anonymised form – but some patients could still be identifiable
05 Aug 2013

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust goes for Xirrus over Nortel and Cisco for new Wi-Fi network

Hospital-wide Wi-Fi network will facilitate BYOD policy, says CIO Mark Austin
24 Jul 2013

How Southern NHS fixed its fractured security

Southern Health has migrated from a fragmented IT set-up that was putting patient data at risk to a new user-friendly yet highly secure infrasructure in just 12 months
23 Jul 2013

No BlackBerry 10 for Southern Health until platform proves itself

'More demand for Android and Apple' says security manager
19 Jul 2013

Lack of data analysis skills a problem for hospitals, Keogh report finds

Trusts were using data to reassure themselves they were doing a good job, review finds
18 Jul 2013

ICO fines NHS Surrey £200,000 after 3,000 patient records sold on eBay

Failure to do due diligence on a new data destruction provider comes back to haunt Trust
12 Jul 2013

Top 10 public sector stories of 2013 so far

Computing looks back at the most important public sector stories of the past six months
13 Jun 2013

NHS data revolution coming

Mandatory use of patient NHS numbers makes 'data revolution real' says NHS England director Tim Kelsey
07 Jun 2013

Google Glass should be banned, say fifth of Britons and Americans

Privacy concerns are a barrier to adoption of wearable technology
04 Jun 2013

Department of Health seeks suppliers for £1.2bn GP practice IT framework

NHS funds provision of GP clinical IT systems in GPSoC scheme
29 May 2013

Information Commissioner calls for prison sentences as council employee is fined for taking medical data

Fines are not a big enough deterrent, believes Information Commissioner Christopher Graham
24 May 2013

NHS Wales selects V1 over Oracle to save £1m a year

V1's document management solution also chosen ahead of Brainware, Kofax Markview, Cannon and Readsoft
21 May 2013