Health Informatics Article Archive

  • Captured data can help shine new light on illness. Sir Harry Burns warned a Glasgow gathering of informatics professionals that they might need to look elsewhere for answers about how to really change lives and society.
  • Andy Kinnear explains why digitisation of the health and social care system is absolutely critical to the future of the NHS and why he’s passionate about establishing professional standards for informatics.
  • Learning health systems promise huge health and care advantages for citizens and clinicians alike. Niels Peek tells Martin Cooper AMBCS about how northern cities are embracing the technology.
  • Youth has the worst access of any group to mental health services. Yet there are literally thousands of resources in the digital world alone for mental health. What’s the problem? Brian Runciman MBCS reports.
  • The latest figures from NHS Monitor indicate that the NHS is on course for a deficit of almost £3bn. Without effective financial planning the cost pressures will grow and services will become out-dated, argues Mark Smith at CACI.
  • With its ability to ingest huge amounts of unstructured data and to see patterns, IBM’s Watson machine learning platform has the potential to revolutionise medicine. Martin Cooper AMBCS meets its makers and reports.
  • Are health wearables fit-for-purpose? Gareth Baxendale FBCS CITP, Head of Technology for the NIHR Clinical Research Network, Vice Chair of the BCS Health Executive and an editor of the Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics, investigates.
  • BCS Multimedia Editor, Justin Richards, reports on the highlights from this year’s UK e-Health week, specifically from his time spent at the partly BCS-sponsored HC2016.
  • The second in a series of four articles on the implications of the convergence of computing, biogenetics and cognitive neuroscience by Charles Ross and Max Jamilly looks at communication between the brain and computers and how this can expand human abilities.
  • The drive to exploit the cloud for patient benefit and to reduce the burden on the NHS is ever growing. Gareth Baxendale FBCS CITP and James Mucklow FBCS CITP take a look…