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News items focusing on eHealth

eHealth covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today's society.

This theme covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today’s society. It’s much more than any one type of technology or device. We are seeing the appearance of new operational models supported by technology.


Special Report: Diagnostic digital pathology

While experts welcome the current interest in diagnostic digital pathology, they believe that implementation of digital workflows, which includes integration between systems and software, is key to achieving widespread adoption and driving improvements.

NHS workers selected for 2018 NHS Digital Pioneer Fellowship

A group of more than 20 NHS workers are to take part in a new scheme that will involve using digital innovation to design and lead transformation projects.

Over £1 million spent by NHS trusts on GDPR preparation

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent to NHS trusts in England reveal that more than £1 million has been spent preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

House of Commons Public Accounts Committee

Cyber-attack on the NHS

This report argues that the WannaCry cyber-attack was a wake-up call for the NHS, and that the Department of Health and Social Care and its arm's-length bodies were unprepared for the relatively unsophisticated WannaCry attack; they had not shared and tested plans for responding to a cyber-attack, nor had any trust passed a cyber-security inspection.

House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office

Serious concerns about NHS Digital’s ability to protect patient data have been raised in this report investigating the data-sharing agreement between NHS Digital and the Home Office. The report concludes that NHS Digital has not been sufficiently robust in upholding the interests of patients.

Life Science Hub, Wales

A new digital health ecosystem for health and care across Wales

A partnership has been launched to help tech companies access health and care sector platforms and share digital health innovations. The collaboration between the Life Sciences Hub Wales and the NHS Wales Informatics Services (NWIS) is supported by Welsh Government through its Efficiency Through Technology Programme.


The promise of healthtech: how digital innovators are transforming the NHS

Technological innovation is one way in which the NHS can sustainably relieve the demographic and financial pressure it faces. This report surveys the digital health market and identifies the trends that are contributing to its growth. It also highlights major barriers to innovation in the NHS.

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