We need strategic national direction to achieve a single, holistic view of people’s health information
Adopting PRSB’s information standard to support person-centred care planning would be a ‘pragmatic’ step in the right direction for trusts, integrated care systems and suppliers. By Dr Nilesh Bharakhada
If we do more of the same, waiting list numbers will continue to rise. Reducing unnecessary appointments is essential, writes Accurx’s Jacob Haddad
Sticking with a hugely expensive plan to develop a ‘mythical beast’ of a fighter plane in the 1960s did not end well for the government of the day. The Federated Data Platform may be similarly doomed, writes Joe McDonald
Safeguards to ensure patient data is handled ethically are essential, writes Proximie’s Nadine Hachach-Haram, a speaker at next month’s Digital Health’s AI & Data event.
There should be much greater focus on the ‘benefits realisation’ of digital projects in the NHS. But take care to avoid adding to clinicians’ risk of burnout, says associate chief clinical information officer Ben Jeeves
The horrifying case of neonatal nurse and convicted murderer Lucy Letby raises questions for NHS leaders about how to respond to concerns about staff.
Industry Spotlight: David Hunt, director, clinical product and revenue cycle development,Oracle Health
For David Hunt, software development in healthcare is an ‘art form’ that saves lives, writes Lizzie Cernik.
Digital is ‘part of the answer to every question’ being asked of our health services. Which is why, allied health professionals must not be left behind, writes physiotherapist and Digital Health Advisory Panel member Euan McComiskie .
In the first of a new series of columns from our Advisory Panels, Dr Penny Kechagioglou calls for more clinicians to take on digital leadership roles.
Standardising community pharmacy information so it can be shared digitally should reduce the burden on GPs and lead to safer, more personalised care, writes Stephen Goundrey-Smith.