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NHSBT: Improved digital services creates time for compassion

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant, discusses the huge time and cost savings enabled by improved digital services at NHSBT… A ruthless focus on productivity and effective use of digital services has enabled NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the UK’s blood and organ donation service, to save the NHS about £80m a… Read More

AHSN Network: Improving patient care in the digital age

Liz Mear, Chief Executive at The Innovation Agency, discusses how new digital initiatives are driving critical improvements in healthcare… For Liz Mear, who heads up the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast, spreading innovative ways of working in health is key to improving patient care and driving efficiencies in the digital… Read More

Cyber security is a critical business risk for the NHS, warns Barclays CSO

Cyber security is a business risk and must be the responsibility of the person at the top of any organisation, says Christopher Greany, Head of Group Investigations at Barclays Chief Security Office. Speaking about the recent cyber attack on the NHS when ransomware led to cancelled operations and diverted ambulances, he warns: ‘If the Chief… Read More

Google mishandled NHS patient data, investigation warns

The Information Commissioner’s Office is expected to publish a letter later today questioning Google DeepMind’s management of NHS patient data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) initiated an investigation last March through the National Data Guardian (NDG) to review Google’s partnership with the NHS. A preliminary result outlined in a letter from the NDG to DeepMind… Read More

AR system lends X-ray vision to surgeons

Augmented reality (AR) technology is lending ‘X-ray vision’ to surgeons in a series of innovative trials led by design and development firm Cambridge Consultants. The prototype successfully demonstrated how an augmented system could transform surgical operations, while lowering risk and improving success rates. Using Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, the researchers created an AR system which made… Read More