Health Informatics Article Archive

  • Charles Ross and Max Jamilly look at how computers can help us extend our individual powers of learning and understanding and move us towards prosthetic brains.
  • How can hospitals protect their medical equipment from malware? Hospitals and their staff are very accustomed to preventing the spread of biological infections, but what about their virtual counterparts?
  • Gareth Baxendale FBCS CITP, Head of Technology at the NIHR Clinical Research Network, asks whether bitcoin’s blockchain technology can revolutionise electronic patient records (EPRs).
  • Justin Richards MBCS spoke to Lee Randall, Head of Healthcare at RES Software, about the fact that there is ever more data to deal with and more that needs to be done with it.
  • Mike Hall MBCS CITP explains how Nataša Pržulj’s BCS Needham Lecture on data mining has led to a potentially ground-breaking research project that could transform prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • The NHS remains a British institution which stimulates passionate debate irrespective of party politics. The challenge of providing universal healthcare free at the point of delivery is increasing as people live longer and expect more from the service.
  • Terry Espiner, Client Director, UK Healthcare at Cisco, looks at the relationship between the IoE (internet of everything) and the transformation of the healthcare industry.
  • Charles Ross HonFBCS discusses the exciting possibilities of the convergence of mathematics, physics, computer science, philosophy and cognitive neuroscience.
  • Matt Pfeil, Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder, DataStax, discusses how responsible use of big data can revolutionise healthcare.
  • Lycra-clad Tom Denwood, Executive Director at the Health and Social Care Information Centre and BCS Health Vice Chair (Policy and Strategy), examines the cycling, the health and wellbeing apps phenomenon.