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Can technology save the NHS?

Can technology save the NHS?  That was the question addressed by a recent Guardian roundtable, supported by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), which brought together clinicians, policymakers and healthcare IT experts. 124 more words

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Journey to Interoperability - Part II

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The journey continues…

One of the moderately successful incremental innovations that has given us some reprieve has been the development of standardised messages or documents to exchange selected, critical data – the ‘River of Limited Exchange’. 1,169 more words

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Journey to Interoperability - Part I

We are on a journey, a transition from health records being recorded on paper to a new paradigm of electronic health records (EHRs) and data interoperability. 863 more words

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A scoping review of online repositories of quality improvement projects, interventions and initiatives in healthcare

Bytautas, J.P. et al. BMJ Quality & Safety. Published Online: 20 April 2016

Background: Quality improvement (QI) is becoming an important focal point for health systems.

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"Smart data, smarter healthcare"

Last week Hugh Leslie & I spent time in Shanghai and Huangzhou at the invitation of Professor Xudong Lu and Professor Huilong Duan. It was a privilege to be invited and particpate in the very first openEHR meetings to be held in China. 104 more words

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NHS innovation accelerator programme

Three million patients benefit from new innovations in pioneering NHS programme

NHS England has reported that three million patients have begun to access new apps, safety devices, on-line networks, and other new technologies and services during the first nine months of the…

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