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

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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"

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

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

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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

'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 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

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

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

Only 16 per cent of patients have access to electronic medical records – report

Accenture survey suggests practices have a long way to go to meet 2015 deadline
12 Nov 2013

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust saves £200k with Canon Managed Print Services

Canon had best understanding of what the trust wanted to achieve, says director of finance Dave Tomlinson
11 Nov 2013

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

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

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

NHS trust to sideline £21m e-records implementation

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