Health Informatics Article Archive

  • It is a long-lamented fact that UK healthcare abounds with evidence of good and bad practice in health informatics that is never reported beyond its immediate project context. UK health informatics largely remains a field without a memory.
  • BCS Health wants to place itself in a position to have a positive influence on government policies relating to healthcare in the future. Matthew Swindells, Chair, BCS Health, considers the areas the health informatics community need to prioritise over the coming months.
  • The BCS Health Northern Specialist Group was given an insight into how the use of clinical informatics is being encouraged across the North West by the new Health Informatics Clinical Advisory Team (HICAT) at NHS North West.
  • Being a health informatics professional is more than simply ensuring your skills and knowledge are up-to-date. With this in mind Michael Bewell, a Go MAD Thinking accredited coach, explains the benefits of coaching staff in the health informatics environment.
  • ‘More for less’ is a current motif of the healthcare headlines. The use of digital dictation and speech / voice recognition in hospitals around the UK is already demonstrating a rare combination - an increase in activity (productivity) and cash savings.
  • For years telecare and telehealth have been bandied around as magic pills that will help the NHS meet the challenge of an ageing population with increasingly complex healthcare needs at a time of fewer resources and shrinking budgets.
  • Space and power are core issues facing any progressive IT department and Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust (DHFT) had a pressing need for data centre space to meet growing requirements.
  • The centralised data sharing model is outdated, high-risk and high-cost says Justin Anderson, CEO of risk intelligence company Flexeye.
  • Robotics is a multidisciplinary science that is now really taking off, says Antonio Espingardeiro.