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By Leontina Postelnicu 10:12 am June 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...
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:33 pm June 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...
By HIMSS TV 02:47 pm May 23, 2018
Joanne Bosanquet, Deputy Chief Nurse, Public Health England, talks to Charles Alessi, Chief Cliniical Officer, HIMSS International, about the benefits which technology can provide clnicians, including the use of video technology, which can ensure the 'community stays connected.'    
Rachel Dunscombe, Director of Digital for Salford Royal Group, and Afzal Chaudhry, CCIO of Cambridge University Hospitals
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pm May 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...
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:58 pm May 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,...
Daniel Ray
By Daniel Ray 12:29 pm 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...
University Hospital Southampton
By Adrian Byrne 12:29 pm May 13, 2018
As a major teaching and research centre, we had ambitious plans to digitise our operations by integrating all open systems into a single hub. This would allow us to close our Health Records Centre, saving around £1m a year with the introduction of cutting edge digital systems, based on global best practice. With a Southampton-based mental health trust and a community trust also joining the...
By Rob Benson 12:29 pm May 10, 2018
With its potential to use data to make healthcare more efficient and effective, some say that artificial intelligence could save a NHS faced with rising demand, workforce shortages, and a funding crisis. However, the possibilities for AI come at a time of increased scrutiny on the use of personal data. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is forcing organisations to consider how...
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:11 pm April 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 pm April 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...