Health and care

Health and care is transforming through the application of IT.

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

BCS is creating an environment where medical, healthcare and informatics professionals collaborate for the benefit of all. Developing rigorous and repeatable approaches to transform health and care around the needs of the citizen. Medical, healthcare professionals, BCS and its members - all of us - have a role to play in making this happen for the benefit of society.

'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

Get Involved

IT Impact - Health and care, London, May 2017
Confirmed speaker: Matthew Swindells, National Director Operations and Information, NHS England. Come and join us for debate and networking at a venue close to Olympia during e-Health week (date and venue to be confirmed).
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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, NHS and public sector staff (use code EHWKBCS) and includes a complimentary drinks reception.
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HEADS Up AwardsHEADS Up Awards
Celebrate outstanding digital health services and products from the point of view of those who use them, highlighting the principles of usability, accessibility and personalisation.
Find out more about the HEADS Up Awards


BCS Health - Thoughts on the grand challenges for Health and Care Informatics

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In conversation with Dr Robert Wachter MD

Blog posts

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

Hope for a new partnership in health and care IT
David Evans talks to Bob Wachter, a leading physician from the USA, about what he believes is necessary for us to see real benefit from information and technology in health