Archive for March 2013

SPINE 2 – A Game Changer for NHS IT

I attended a presentation of SPINE2 from CfH at Intellect today. I think it’s the first thing from CfH to really excite me (at least in a positive way) since they were established. While I’m reminded of  “The Second Coming of the Great Prophet Zarquon”, who fans of Douglas Adams will remember only managed to…

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An ESB for GPSoC Phase 2 ?

A key feature of the proposed new GPSoC contract is the opening up of interfaces of the principal GP systems to subsidiary system suppliers (this can include pretty much any product or app that might be offered in the primary care market.) The plan is to address the interfacing issue into two phases which will…

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Preserving Trust in the Digital Age

Trust lies at the heart of the relationship between patients and those that care for them. Meeting the challenges faced by the health care system requires that we make much greater use of digital technology and increasing sophisticated use of information, but in doing so we need to ensure we preserve trust. Healthcare professionals have…

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Another own Goal from NHS Commissioning Board

It seems to me that the NHS Commission Board is about to score another own goal with it plans to seek section 251 approval to share identifiable patient data without consent reported in the Health Service Journal ( Warning: some of this article may be behind a paywall) I want my identifiable health data shared so…

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