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Have your say on role of information & technology

NHS England and the Informatics Services Commissioning Group (ISCG) are tomorrow jointly hosting an Open House event ‘Unlocking Potential: Technology and data to improve health … Read more → – Have your say on role of information & technology

Smartphone apps to help treat obesity and alcohol abuse

The Department of Health has funded a £2 million competition through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) to encourage small businesses to work with Government to … Read more → – Smartphone apps to help treat obesity and alcohol abuse

Caldicott scrutiny panel gets to work

Led by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the panel originally announced by Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt when the government published its response to the Caldicott Review … Read more → – Caldicott scrutiny panel gets to work

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

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5 Feb: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

Patients 'in dark' about data plans | Jersey Evening Post

Patients are still "largely in the dark" about plans to share their personal medical records, a watchdog has warned. Read more »Patients 'in dark' about data plans | Jersey Evening Post

31 Jan: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

Care.data safeguards detailed | E-Health Insider

Patient identifiable information not available via Section 251 requests while NHS establishes trust in data sharing programme. Read more »Care.data safeguards detailed | E-Health Insider

31 Jan: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

Are your medical records in danger? | BBC News

Householders across England have started receiving leaflets about a new NHS scheme called Care.data. Read more »Are your medical records in danger? | BBC News

31 Jan: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

Benefits of NHS data sharing outweigh potential risks | The Guardian

The benefit that care.data offers is far too great to forfeit because of privacy concerns. Read more »Benefits of NHS data sharing outweigh potential risks | The Guardian

31 Jan: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

Over 40% of GPs intend to opt themselves out of care.data scheme | Pulse

GPs intend to opt their own records out of the care.data scheme, reveals a Pulse snapshot survey. Read more »Over 40% of GPs intend to opt themselves out of care.data scheme | Pulse

31 Jan: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

US-UK sign healthcare IT MOU | E-Health Insider

England to sign healthcare IT memorandum of understanding with America. Read more »US-UK sign healthcare IT MOU | E-Health Insider

31 Jan: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

Why you should be angry about changes to NHS patient data policy | The Guardian

Medical information will be uploaded to a central database. This makes sense, but the care.data project is cause for concern too. Read more »Why you should be angry about changes to NHS patient data policy | The Guardian

22 Jan: Delicious/dhdigitalchallenge

Don’t mislead us about our NHS medical records | The Telegraph

The NHS wants us to hand over our personal health details – but can it guarantee anonymity? Read more »Don’t mislead us about our NHS medical records | The Telegraph