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IT errors responsible for 450,000 missed cancer screenings

IT errors were responsible for missing invitations to breast cancer screenings for 450,000 women in the UK, it has been revealed. The error has been estimated to be connected to between 135 and 270 deaths, according to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Hunt has now called for an inquiry into the errors. He has told the… Read More

A test of patients: the challenges of healthcare IT

Ahead of his session at Data Centre World Asia, held in Hong Kong this May, Sylvester Wong, Senior Director IT at Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), spoke to The Stack about the challenges of IT requirements in healthcare, and his expectations for the industry in the future. Working in healthcare IT provides a unique set of challenges…. Read More

Cloud computing in healthcare worth $10 billion by 2021, says Frost & Sullivan

Cloud computing in healthcare will be worth nearly $10 billion (approx. £7.5 billion) by 2021, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. The research looked at the levels of revenue generated by vendors offering cloud computing services to healthcare providers and analysed the major growth opportunities, challenges, business models and solutions found in the… Read More

The technology troubles of the NHS

Charlie de Montfort, consultant at Capgemini Consulting, discusses why tech initiatives need to work in collaboration with patients and NHS staff to tackle key challenges and drive value from digital solutions in healthcare The NHS has not developed the best reputation for utilising technology over the past few years. In 2013, the NHS abandoned a project focused on digitising… Read More

Brain surgery training using virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to help prospective brain surgeons train and see procedures in unprecedented detail. Surgeons training to work on the brain have typically struggled getting hands-on experience thanks to the inaccessibility of neurosurgery. Barts Health NHS Trust surgeon Alex Alamri and other clinicians at the Royal London Hospital recently conducted the… Read More