Health

Caldicott review: Breaking down the barriers to information sharing in the NHS

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Sooraj Shah investigates the difficulties that the NHS faces with the law, technology and people in enabling data-sharing between its departments
26 Apr 2013

Big data will go mainstream when nanotechnology is embedded into humans, says Skype CISO

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The real benefits of big data won't be seen for five to 10 years, says Skype's Adrian Asher
26 Apr 2013

NHS changes could spell the end for big outsourced health contracts

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Sooraj Shah investigates what the potential of an “irreversible privatisation” of the NHS could mean for IT
18 Apr 2013

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust seeks bidders for ICT infrastructure contract

Extendable 60-month ICT infrastructure improvement contract worth between £30m and £50m
15 Apr 2013

NHS "must tackle" data sharing before patient information goes paperless

Information governance needs to be ironed out before NHS goes all-electronic, says Dr Jonathan Richardson
09 Apr 2013

Cambridge University Hospitals digitising services with HP

Deal worth £200m over 10 years aims for improved efficiency with help of mobile devices
09 Apr 2013

Data Protection Act is not a barrier for information sharing in NHS, says ICO

Information Commissioner's Office encourages NHS trusts to share data, as it has not fined for data sharing yet
09 Apr 2013

GP hails data digitisation service's potential to free up time, space and money

Pay-as-you-go Lloyd George archiving service could fill NHS security holes and cut costs
04 Apr 2013

Opinion: How to build a smarter health care system

IT-enabled health coaching programmes have been proven to reduce avoidable hospital admissions and improve health outcomes
06 Mar 2013

Central and North West London NHS Trust issues tender worth up to £80m

ICT services to support 5,200 end users and 5,500 staff over five year period
25 Feb 2013

Down and out: lessons of the 2e2 saga

When a company like 2e2 goes into administration, datacentre users can find just how few rights they have. Graeme Burton examines the options
19 Feb 2013

ICO fines Nursing and Midwifery Council £150,000 for data loss

Deputy Information Commissioner urges organisations to take more care with sensitive data
18 Feb 2013

Finger on the pulse: an interview with Bupa's Yasmin Jetha

Bupa CIO Yasmin Jetha talks to Peter Gothard about private clouds, Agile development, BYOD and the expanding role of the CIO, and explains why you’ll never find a Bupa USB stick abandoned on a train
06 Feb 2013

Expert predicts government NHS data-sharing plans spell end for patient privacy

Plans mean 'the end of medical privacy' and further encroachment by the 'database state', claims security expert
16 Jan 2013

'NHS IT should be run like Apple' – health service director responds to Hunt

Central issue should always be ‘How do we get data to people?’ says Colchester NHS Trust's Orlando Agrippa
16 Jan 2013

NHS Trust issues tender of up to £100m for IT hardware

Hardware to include tablets and desktops
26 Nov 2012

Coming ready or not: NHS records to go online from 2015

Patient records, GP appointment booking and repeat prescriptions all to go online from March 2015
14 Nov 2012

Department of Heath selects Logica to provide payroll services

Seven-year deal will see firm responsible for payroll of 30,000 employees
09 Nov 2012

Plans for online patient access to medical records 'open to abuse', warns ICO

ICO welcomes public access to private medical records, but precautions need to be in place, says David Evans
25 Oct 2012

Can IBM find the right homes for its Watson?


17 Oct 2012

PSN 'is a journey', says Cabinet Office as CIOs criticise public network

PSN 'not well-developed enough' for full use say council leaders
16 Oct 2012

CSC finally implements Lorenzo patient records management system

Manchester’s Tameside Hospital becomes first user of much-criticised system
18 Sep 2012

Business intelligence saves lives at Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust

Trust claims efficiency savings of £45,000 after replacing Analyser with QlikView
13 Sep 2012

Department of Health reaches deal with CSC over £2.9bn Lorenzo patient management system

Government claims of £1bn in savings questioned
04 Sep 2012