National Health Service (NHS)

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EHI Live Interview: Dr Mark Davies

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | August 16, 2012

The executive medical director of the Health and Social Care Information Centre sat down with reporter Rebecca Todd to discuss the power of information in the new NHS landscape. Read More »

EHI Live Interview: Liam Maxwell

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | October 26, 2012

Deputy government chief information officer Liam Maxwell wants to see large IT contracts disaggregated so more small and medium-sized enterprises can compete in the NHS IT market. Rebecca Todd reports. Read More »

EHR Systems & Cost Transparency in the Healthcare Industry

Cost transparency is obviously a big issue in the healthcare industry. Whether it’s the amazing variation in costs hospitals charge patients for similar medical procedures, or the costs associated with acquiring and implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for a hospital - Why are all these costs often carefully hidden?  Is there something special about the healthcare industry that says – "Let's not talk about how much things really cost." Apparently, many industry leaders must feel that hospitals boards and patients have no need to know this information. Read More »

Electronic Document Management – A Paperless Cure For The NHS?

Caroline Baldwin | | July 21, 2014

Last year health secretary Jeremy Hunt gave the NHS the challenge of becoming paperless by 2018. Can the health service meet that deadline? Or will the NHS just end up with less paper than it did in 2013?...

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England's NHS looks to U.S. for guidance on 'Open Source' EHR Software

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | July 2, 2013

The National Health Service of England is looking to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for inspiration—and maybe a whole lot more Read More »

Europeans Joining Forces to Promote Open Source Software in Healthcare

Belgian, British and German advocates of open source in healthcare want to join efforts, hoping to raise interest, and to strengthen the network of healthcare software specialists. A conference is tentatively being planned in London (UK) early next year. “Hospitals and other healthcare organizations, medical specialists and general practitioners are reluctant to adopt open source software”, says Etienne Saliez, a Belgian retired medical IT systems specialist. “What is needed is a strong network of professional support services providers of open source solutions” he adds.

Event Report: BRISSKit Community Day And Hack Event

Kirsty Pitkin | BRISSKit | November 2, 2012

The BRISSKit Community Day brought together project partners, interested biomedical research groups, developers and domain experts to learn about the BRISSKit toolkit: a national shared service designed to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples with clinical data and electronic patient records. Read More »

First cut of VistA for NHS developed

Rebecca Todd | E-Health Insider | December 11, 2013

Two US companies have worked with UK open source experts to create a ‘first cut’ of an anglicised version of the VistA electronic patient record system. Read More »

First NHS Hack Day In London

Jon Hoeksma | eHealth Insider | May 17, 2012

The first NHS Hack Day will be held in London at the end of next week, to bring together doctors, developers and designers. Read More »

Forget Obamacare: Vermont Wants To Bring Single Payer To America

Sarah Kliff | Vox | April 9, 2014

"If Vermont gets single-payer health care right, which I believe we will, other states will follow," Vermont Gov. Shumlin predicted in a recent interview. "If we screw it up, it will set back this effort for a long time.

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Full Details Of EHI Live 2012 Released

Staff Writer | eHealth Insider | September 10, 2012

The confirmed speakers will give delegates the “big picture” on the future of the NHS and its IT, the detail on how to tackle “major works”, and an insight into how the public and patients will respond to the new world of “health 2.0”. Read More »

Geraint Lewis: VistA – An Opportunity For The NHS?

Staff Writer | Nuffield Trust | July 5, 2012

In this slideshow, Dr Geraint Lewis, Senior Fellow at the Nuffield Trust, outlines why VistA, an open-source electronic medical record system, would be a viable option for the NHS. Read More »

Glaucoma Clinics Run On Moorfields App

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | April 18, 2013

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has developed an app to run virtual glaucoma clinics. Read More »

Google, Facebook, Amazon: Algorithms Will Soon Rule Our Lives So We'd Better Understand How They Work

Jamie Bartlett | The Telegraph | March 28, 2014

One of the most interesting announcements in last week's Budget – well, for me at least, as someone who has no savings and doesn’t play bingo or drink much – was the new Alan Turing Institute: £220 million of government support will be invested into "big data and algorithm" research.

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Government Must Measure Value Of Open Data In Healthcare, Share Failures, Says Britain

Medha Basu | FutureGov | June 10, 2014

Government employees must share failings of using open health data and engage with citizens to define measures of open data success, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and New York University’s GovLab have found. 

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