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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.


Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Government to strengthen UK data protection law

In a statement of intent the Government has committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill. It will provide everyone with the confidence that their data will be managed securely and safely.

New review highly critical of NHS Digital’s capabilities

A critical internal review of NHS Digital has found the organisation relies on out of date technology, has skill shortages in multiple areas and its data services are operating below expectations.

25,000 patient radiology records affected in HSE computer system

It has been revealed that a data fault has affected 25,000 patient records and diagnostic images in the Health Service Executive (HSE) computer system. Patients may have to have scans carried out again as a result of the fault in Ireland’s national radiology information system.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Using Digital Technologies in Clinical HIV Research

“Digital technologies, especially if used in novel ways, provide a number of potential advantages to clinical research in trials related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and may greatly facilitate operations as well as data collection and analysis”.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Modelling patient treatment with medical records

Health care is a complex sociotechnical system. Patient treatment is evolving and needs to incorporate the use of technology and new patient-centred treatment paradigms. Cognitive work analysis (CWA) is an effective framework for understanding complex systems, and work domain analysis (WDA) is useful for understanding complex ecologies.

National Data Guardian

Developing a consensus on data sharing to support NHS clinical genetics and genomics services

This paper outlines the key issues arising from an evidence session which was held to explore whether and how the NDG might help to address concerns about the legitimacy of genomic data sharing within the NHS for direct care and routine service delivery.

NHS Digital Academy

Top universities to host new academy which will train digital healthcare leaders of the future

Three of the world’s top universities will provide virtual masterclasses in leadership and digital as part of a comprehensive programme to provide NHS staff with the right skills to drive digital innovation.


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