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Commitment to balance patient safety and privacy

The government’s full response to the Caldicott review on information governance has been published confirming the commitment to balance patient safety and privacy. Guidance from … Read more → – Commitment to balance patient safety and privacy

HSCIC publishes confidentiality guidance

New guidance setting out 5 easy-to-remember rules to help health and care staff make sure they deal with confidential patient information safely and securely is … Read more → – HSCIC publishes confidentiality guidance

£1 billion to revolutionise digital health

The government and the NHS will join forces to invest £1 billion in technology over the next 3 years to improve patient care and ease … Read more → – £1 billion to revolutionise digital health

Transforming the way the NHS uses data

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, shares his reflections on the effect of opening up health data for government in a blog post for … Read more → – Transforming the way the NHS uses data

Embracing technology revolution in local government

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, was speaking at the Local Government Association (LGA) conference last week. At the conference, Jeremy Hunt explained that … Read more → – Embracing technology revolution in local government

Improved NHS e-Referrals consultation launched

To help deliver Jeremy Hunt’s vision of a paperless NHS by 2018, NHS England has launched a vision and consultation for an improved electronic patient referral service … Read more → – Improved NHS e-Referrals consultation launched

‘Longer Lives’ reveals health data by area

People in England can now see how their area is performing on the major killers, like heart disease and cancer, and where their area ranks … Read more → – ‘Longer Lives’ reveals health data by area

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Electronic patient records key to personal care for elderly plans | BJHC

Government looks set to make greater use of technology to make its plan to offer a personalised GP service a reality Read more »Electronic patient records key to personal care for elderly plans | BJHC

NHS hires BJSS to develop new Choose and Book system | ComputerworldUK

IT consultancy BJSS has been chosen by NHS to develop its replacement for Choose and Book appointments system Read more »NHS hires BJSS to develop new Choose and Book system | ComputerworldUK

Nurse tech fund open soon | E-Health Insider

NHS providers will shortly be able to bid. Fund is for combination of technologies to reduce admin and help nurses/midwives spend more time with … Read more »Nurse tech fund open soon | E-Health Insider

NHS Given Millions For High-Tech Hospitals | sky.com

An extra £240m takes the total funding boost to £1bn and will help pay for electronic records and prescriptions. Read more »NHS Given Millions For High-Tech Hospitals | sky.com