Health and care

Our health and care services are facing unprecedented demands, pressurised budgets and complex organisational change.

Health and care is transforming through the application of IT.

IT Impact - Health and care, London, May 2017
Confirmed speaker: Matthew Swindells, National Director Operations and Information, NHS England. Join us for debate and networking on Wednesday 3 May at The Hand & Flower, Hammersmith (next to Olympia).
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'It's not just about the technology it's about the people, it's about the work, it's about the culture.'
Dr Robert Wachter MD, Chair of the National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England

UK e-Health Week 2017

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BCS will be at e-Health Week on 3-4 May 2017. It will be a great opportunity to find out how IT is evolving within the health and care spectrum. It is free for all BCS members who work in the public sector (use code EHWKBCS) and includes a complimentary drinks reception.
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Fed IP
BCS, along with IHRIM, CILIP and Socitm are creating an environment where informatics professionals can collaborate as a community of peers for the benefit of all, known as Fed-IP. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, we can develop rigorous and repeatable methods to transform health and care around the needs of the citizen. Along with our clinical informatics colleagues - all of us - have a role to play in making this happen for the benefit of society.
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BCS Health

Thoughts on the grand challenges for Health and Care Informatics

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Innovation in Health Informatics

Innovation in Health InformaticsBCS open access journal of innovation on health informatics
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Blog posts

Innovation in health and care
Feeling flushed? Have a suspicious mole? Want to avoid a colonoscopy? I recently attended the Health Informatics Scotland conference, with my ‘making IT good for society’ hat on (available soon from all good milliners).

Understanding NHS digital strategy
Following the recent submission of the Wachter report, Martin Cooper AMBCS looks at digital health’s past, present and future.