May 17, 2018
The power of data is often overlooked in the wider context of the NHS when compared to technological innovation and advancements in medicine but having access to the right data at the right time can help to make those informed decisions that save lives.
Our data strategy aims to revolutionise the way technology, data and information are used to transform the delivery of England’s health and...
April 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...
April 2, 2018
Aneesh Chopra said that the healthcare industry needs to start looking at privacy and ethics, especially in the midst of recent Cambridge Analytics and Facebook problems.
That is as true among upstarts and innovators as anywhere else. Chopra, who is the president of Care Journey and formerly served as White House CTO under President Barack Obama, explained that it is important for digital health...
March 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...
Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK, speaking at the Genomics Festival in London.
February 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,...
January 12, 2018
The Reform think-tank is urging the NHS to follow a series of practical steps from a new report looking at AI in healthcare in order to ensure the system maximises the potential of this technology to ‘narrow’ some of the gaps in health provision.
Key proposals include the development of a clear procurement framework for AI systems, to be developed by NHS England and the National Institute for...
December 12, 2017
As digital health, big data, and personalized medicine continue to stake their claim within healthcare, professional associations are starting to take notice. The latest is the American College of Cardiology (ACC), which recently published a policy paper highlighting its outlook on the future of care and technology’s role within it.
“Important within [healthcare’s] transformation are newly...
November 16, 2017
In today's world, there is such availability of sophisticated algorithms, large volumes of data (big data) and significant computational power. It is astonishing. Benefits from the possibilities of predictive analysis, preventative intervention and precision medicine are only beginning to be realised.
Use of data in planning and delivering services is becoming increasingly high on the agenda of...
October 13, 2017
Day 1 of last week’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, big data, and patient engagement, among other topics.
Data isn’t enough: Machine learning, big data, and interoperability
One theme that emerged from...
October 13, 2017
The hype around AI is taking over all sectors, but, if we trust the thoughts of some of the most recognised voices, it is raising serious concerns amongst individuals.
In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin told students in an open lecture, according to RT, that the leading actor in AI research and application will become ‘the ruler of the world’. But South African entrepreneur Elon Musk...