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Opinion: How to build a smarter health care system

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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

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

H4cked Off: The mystery surrounding 2e2 needs to be unravelled

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Employees deserve to know why 2e2 collapsed
13 Feb 2013

Where next for 2e2’s customers?

Computing speaks to law firm Morrison & Foerster on the legal implications of the reseller’s demise
05 Feb 2013

Customers rush for the exit as 2e2 nears collapse

Potential bidders could be put off by customer exodus
04 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

Public sector IT: 2012 in review

Computing looks back at the government's IT initiatives this year and what impact they have had
07 Dec 2012

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

Hardware to include tablets and desktops
26 Nov 2012

Billion dollar Oracle ERP project shot down by US Air Force

USAF scraps implementation after spending a cool $1bn on failed Oracle rollout
16 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

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

Deputy ICO says big rise in reported breaches is no cause for alarm

Fining NHS trusts still 'good idea' says David Smith
21 Sep 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

NHS Trust fined £175,000 for ‘entirely avoidable’ data breach

ICO gives penalty to Torbay Care Trust
07 Aug 2012

£60,000 fine for NHS trust that sent test results to the wrong address

Fourth fine in two months for breach-prone NHS trusts
13 Jul 2012

NHS wastes a fortune on piecemeal IT


11 Jul 2012

100 CSC staff made redundant in first wave of job losses

A further 200 volunteered to leave
10 Jul 2012

NHS IT directors: Spending cuts will be detrimental to patient care

Senior management, big data and skills gaps are all obstacles for NHS IT
28 Jun 2012

CSC and the NHS: Lorenzo now on hold until 31 August

Resolution postponed again, boilerplate statement prepares investors for risk of bad news.
06 Jun 2012

Ovum: Politics causing public-sector IT projects to fail

NHS 111 programme shows 'immaturity of administration'
02 Jun 2012

NHS information strategy gives green light to UK-wide data sharing

Apps, cloud and automated services grab headlines, but commercialisation of data seems to be on the cards as well
21 May 2012