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GP: 'Why does the NHS need to obtain so much data from patients?'

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Dr Jane Lothian suggests that NHS England's Care.data programme has an ulterior motive in gathering patients' data
07 Nov 2013

NHS NSS on the lookout for suppliers to provide intelligence case management system

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System to be used by the counter fraud services
07 Nov 2013

NHS trust to sideline £21m e-records implementation

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Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust plans best-of-breed patient records system after Meditech 'failures'
05 Nov 2013

University Hospitals of Leicester opts for IBM desktop virtualisation solution

Implementation across 14,000 staff designed to reduce desktop costs by 50 per cent and boost patient care
05 Nov 2013

NHS Spine2: Q&A with Basho, the US developer behind Riak

Basho's software engineer Sean Cribbs and marketing manager Jeremy Hill answer questions on the new infrastructure
25 Oct 2013

Mastek to develop identity and access management service for NHS HSCIC

Mastek claims it will be one of the largest standards-based corporate identity management infrastructures in the world
22 Oct 2013

NHS 'to benefit from agile development' with selection of open source database Riak for Spine2

Riak will replace Oracle's relational database, says Ovum analyst
11 Oct 2013

West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU issues £3m tender for BI platform

The unit - hosted by NHS England - is on the lookout for a platform that is optimised for healthcare analytics
07 Oct 2013

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

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

Major IT problem affected 709 patients
03 Oct 2013

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

'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

Dragon's Den star Piers Linney: It will take five to 10 years for cloud to mature

New 'Dragon' believes that all firms will be able to leverage the cloud in 10 years
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

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

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