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IT Problems Putting NHS Patients at Risk

IT Issues Resulting in Problems for NHS Patients

An employment tribunal in London heard this week that issues with the IT system is jeopardizing patient care. 360 more words

Database Errors

There is nothing more weird than folk

I had to go into hospital for the day last week. I was sent a letter with instructions on what I needed to do and what I needed to bring, pyjamas, slippers and a book etc. 529 more words

Communication Skills

Edmonton man outraged after information breach by city hospital

Watch above: An Edmonton man is speaking out after he was given another patient’s documents while being discharged from a city hospital. Included in those papers was a prescription for medication containing codeine, which he’s allergic to. 406 more words


destination to be decided

I have to admit that accessing the healthcare system, looking for a diagnosis, often reminds me of the log ride at the fair.

Why the log ride and not a roller coaster, you ask? 617 more words


Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber Attacks

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More and more hospitals are becoming computerized and the revolutionary changes are great for healthcare but two articles in the… 86 more words

Heard On

The Peter Sowerby commissioning report: bringing together primary and secondary care data to improve patient care

By Imperial College London (2014)

After a year long investigation, the Sowerby Commission, a group of experts established by the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London with a grant from the Peter Sowerby Foundation, has concluded that there are major benefits to health from sharing records, first by ensuring all staff caring for a patient have access to details of  their condition, medication and test results, and secondly to improve care for the whole population through audit and research – the results of which should be advertised to bolster public support. 6 more words


Releasing Medicare Billing Data: The Good and Bad of Big Data

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released detailed data on what individual physicians billed Medicare in 2012, the first time CMS has ever done so. 531 more words

Big Data