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By Leontina Postelnicu 10:12 amJune 10, 2018
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined ambitions to position the UK ‘at the forefront’ of the Artificial Intelligence revolution in healthcare.  The comments were made during a speech in London today, marking the announcement that NHS England’s budget would increase by an average of 3.4% each year until 2023/24 to ‘keep pace with growing pressures’, ahead of its 70th anniversary, in a deal...
Handshake.
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:33 pmJune 6, 2018
Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK) will lead the delivery of a new Digital Innovation Hub programme that will allow the industry to develop innovative solutions and treatments to diagnose diseases earlier by using real-world evidence from the health service. Sir John Bell’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy from August 2017 set out a vision to create up to five hubs covering regions of three to...
Rachel Dunscombe, Director of Digital for Salford Royal Group, and Afzal Chaudhry, CCIO of Cambridge University Hospitals
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pmMay 22, 2018
HIMSS TV interviews two NHS leading figures, and members of the HIMSS UK advisory board, in an attempt to discover what benefits the global digital exemplars (GDEs) can bring to the NHS. Dunscombe, also Chair of the HIMSS UK Advisory Board, hopes that GDEs will "bring a blueprint and apply an agnostic level of pathway or business process to what we do". Learn more about the what the standouts can...
DNA
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:58 pmMay 21, 2018
The NHS, health charities and the wider tech sector should use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data to transform diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, Prime Minister Theresa May is to say. In a speech in Macclesfield today, Mrs May is to outline plans that will prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year by 2033 through the deployment of advanced technologies extracting knowledge from NHS data,...
Future50
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:54 pmMay 14, 2018
As data takes centre stage in the concern of individuals across all sectors, and cyber criminals continue to threaten operations, creating increasing disruption across all organisations, it is clear that we have gone through a shift in the perception of digital roles over the past few years.  In healthcare, IT professionals are no longer seen as the employees in the back office, working on...
scotland
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:11 pmApril 26, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland] A new national decision-making board will be in charge of driving the implementation of Scotland’s digital health and care strategy starting from July.  Setting out the requirements necessary to fully harness the power of information and technology, the strategy, published yesterday (25 April), was developed by the Scottish government in collaboration with the Convention of...
HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:52 pmApril 16, 2018
Tech giants are seemingly launching an AI platform every other day, but does the UK health system have the capabilities necessary to help these advancements live up to the hype, with a large chunk of its organisations still running on paper or using fax machines and pagers? A recent HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) saw patients, entrepreneurs, clinicians, researchers and scientists...
Data funnel.
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pmApril 16, 2018
NHS data could be of ‘immense value’ to Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, the House of Lords Select Committee on AI has said. In a report published today, the committee reinforces that AI can bring a variety of ‘significant opportunities’ to the NHS, starting from support in clinical decision-making and administrative roles to research and development. To fully realise this vision, the...
Welsh Flag
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pmApril 11, 2018
The NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has launched a partnership with the Life Sciences Hub Wales to accelerate uptake of innovation across the health and care sector. Known as the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW) network, the collaboration will initially run for two years. The NWIS will provide the technical platform, while the Life Sciences Hub will organise a series of events to...
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By Leontina Postelnicu 03:15 pmMarch 8, 2018
A team of international researchers are urging the health and science community to ‘redouble its commitment’ to be open and transparent and deliver effective and robust governance frameworks under which personal health information can be used following recent data harvesting controversies. Programmes addressing global health challenges, such as the 100,000 Genomes Project or the US Cancer...