The insurance industry, the travel industry, the banking industry, and the retail industry have all successfully embraced digital services. So why hasn’t the NHS – an industry which conducts over 250 million interactions a year? Jon Lindberg, associate director of healthcare at Intellect, examines the situation

The new Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) is tasked with ensuring professionally endorsed standards are adopted to enable safe information sharing

The overwhelming message of the Francis Report was the need for ‘cultural change’ in the NHS. However, this is a tall order since the NHS doesn’t so much have a culture, writes Dr Paul Shannon

Growing uptake of digital health applications on smart phones is set to radically
change the way healthcare is delivered, predicts Frost & Sullivan

Improved systems for capturing, storing and sharing information are helping NHS Trusts save money and work more effectively, explains Roger Lamb, health sector manager at not-for-profit global supply chain standards organisation GS1 UK

With huge potential to reduce costs, Telehealth is becoming an increasingly important option for clinicians, writes Loretta MacInnes of the Telecare Services Association

Matthew Swindells, chair, BCS Health, recently discussed using IT to improve population health management. This article elaborates on his discussions.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has been working with Information Assurance (IA) specialists from across government to pilot its new BCS CESG Certified Professional scheme.

Accenture conducted an online survey of 3,727 physicians across eight countries, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the US.

Mobile deployment is not just about the technology. Finding and supporting the users is critical to ensuring success. Health Business summarises the recent National Mobile Health Worker Project progress report

The NHS and IT industry are moving on, beyond NPfIT, to set out a vision for how information technologies can deliver real value for patients, health professionals and tax payers in the future, says Jon Lindberg, healthcare programme manager, Intellect

A lot of time, effort and money has gone into the National Programme for IT, however, a new report from the National Audit Office says it’s failing. Why is this, and what can be done?

Dr Justin Whatling, vice chair, Strategy & Policy, BCS Health, responds to the NHS Information Revolution consultation

Many Trusts and other care providers are exploring ways of capitalising on wireless technologies in order to deliver against the complex and daunting priorities they face, says Jon Lindberg, Intellect Healthcare Programme Manager

What does the market need to do to support an information revolution? asks Matthew Swindells, Chair,
BCS Health


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