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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...
Big Data illustration.
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...
Jeremy Hunt
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amFebruary 23, 2018
Hospitals will benefit from an extra £75m announced to speed up implementation of electronic prescribing systems, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme. A new review released by researchers from the Manchester, Sheffied and York universities found that 237 million errors occur ‘at some point in the medication process’ in England every year, although they...
Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK, speaking at the Genomics Festival in London.

Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK, speaking at the Genomics Festival in London.

By Leontina Postelnicu 09:12 amFebruary 9, 2018
Six UK sites are to receive £30m in funding to work as foundation partners with the newly-established Health Data Research UK to address issues in healthcare through data science starting from April. An additional £24m will be invested in other activities, including additional partnerships with other sites across the country. Speaking at the Festival of Genomics in London at the end of January,...
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amJanuary 25, 2018
During the past year, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its charity, CW+, have been showing how digital health innovation can truly take off in a large healthcare organisation if the right type of support is at hand. In 2016, the trust and CW+ secured eight digital health collaborations, working with more than 45 frontline clinicians across two hospital sites, with six of...