Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced this weekend - to much fanfare in the press - that the NHS will be phasing out fax machines. Whilst a good bit of PR, it’s not going to be the antidote that NHS Trusts need.
Matt Hancock has been Health and Social Secretary for over 100 days now, and has wasted no time in highlighting the importance of digital technologies to the NHS’s future. Can he succeed?
The Department of Health and Social Care has released a policy paper talking about the benefits of prevention over cure within the NHS - with a strong emphasis on digital technologies and predictive measures. However, can the NHS avoid mistakes of the past?
Health Secretary launches open standards and cloud first strategy for NHS - vendors that don’t comply will be phased out
Matt Hancock is taking a leaf out of the GDS handbook and appears to be ready to ruffle some feathers with a new NHS technology strategy that focuses on open standards, a move to the cloud and interoperability.
NHS Trust frees up hundreds of hours for medical staff through use of ‘virtual workers’ and automation
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust has deployed Thoughtonomy’s virtual workers to eliminate manual workloads, freeing up staff to focus on patient care.
The recently appointed Health Secretary used his platform at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham this week to talk about his plans for technology reform in the NHS. However, can he achieve what plenty before him have failed to do?
Chris Middleton takes the pulse of robotic surgery and explains what the challenges are in this complex, pricey sector of the market.
Some 63% of GPs and pharmacies are already able to prescribe electronically. However, thousands of paper prescriptions are still issued each year - something Hancock is keen to change.
Acting on behalf of the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, NHS Digital is hoping the framework will allow GPs to move towards modularisation and provide them with more choice.
Healthcare IT professionals must work together to create integrated services - open standards are key
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is using its electronic health record as platform for digital transformation. We speak to CDIO, Richard Corbridge.