Health and care

Health and care is transforming through the application of IT

Our health and care services are facing unprecedented demands, pressurised budgets, complex organisational change and technology exposures that can devastate such as the recent ransom attack.

The role of BCS in health and care is to unite the people with the drive and vision to transform the health and care industry... with the people who know how to make that vision work.

We are creating an environment where medical, healthcare and informatics professionals collaborate for the benefit of all. The end goal is to create a person-centred health care system that will improve the quality of healthcare for patients.

Our activities

IT Impact event - Health and care, London, May 2017
Through real stories of person centred care, applying new strategic methods and understanding the challenges of leadership, we explored the role of IT in transforming health and care around the needs of individuals.
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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

NHS versus ransomware - the dangers of cure by tickbox
BCS VoicesThe weekend’s WannaCry ransomware attack disrupted 48 NHS organisations, caused departments to be shut and operations to be cancelled. In short, people's lives were affected. What lessons should we take from the attack? What questions should NHS boards ask? Should IT and security departments change the way they work? Should patients think differently about their data in the NHS? Tell us what you think

We all have a role to play...

To build better health and care by bringing together and inspiring the professionals who can harness information and technology, and have the integrity to put people and their communities first.

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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.