BCS Health was formed to cover all aspects of informatics in support of health, a sector of particular relevance and importance to BCS.
BCS Health provides leadership in this sector, acting as a source of professionally recognised expertise, under-pinning the outward-facing role of BCS, and ensuring that contributors to Health Informatics are recognised and respected.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and techUK present Healthtech Startup School
Healthtech Startup School helps early-stage businesses based on health informatics, to grow faster and stronger. If you have a business model or an early health technology product; or maybe even your first couple of customers, and some early revenues, Health tech Startup School can help you move to the next level of growth.
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BCS patient guidance wins runner up award in BMA Patient Information Awards
The patient guidance leaflet, ‘Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure’, published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and the Department for Health earlier this year, has been recognised in the 2013 BMA Patient Information Awards. The guidance developed with Mynors Suppiah received the ‘Information That Aids Decision Making Runner Up’ award.
BCS hold open debate on Hospital Data, view the output here
9 September 2013 (17:30-19:30), BCS Southampton Street, London
In their latest consultation NHS England seeks to explore the future development of Hospital Episode Statistics, seeking views on what data recorded electronically by hospitals should flow into the Health and Social Care Information Centre. We hope that you can join BCS Health as we openly debate the consultation in order to help individuals structure their own consultation responses and to feed into BCS's response.
BCS Health IMIA Representative Election
Paul Woolman elected as the BCS Health IMIA representative.
Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure
By March 2015 the government has mandated that the NHS provides patients online access to their GP medical records. These records contain potentially sensitive personal information, so it’s important that individuals know how to keep them safe. Everyone should take the same care with their health and social care records as they do if they use online banking.
Information Governance Toolkit
BCS Health have responded to the consultation on the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT).
BCS Health Scotland Conference 2013
18-19 September, save the date and book now!
Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2013 is the foremost conference in Scotland on Health IT, eHealth and Informatics.
Notice of Annual General Meeting of The Primary Health Care Specialist Group
To be held at at 4pm on Thursday 24 October 2013
Mott MacDonald was commissioned by BCS Health to undertake market research and analysis to gauge opinion on the current state of healthcare information practices and to identify what lessons can be learned from other health systems and other sectors where similar types of changes have taken place, and how these might help prepare the English NHS for its own 'information revolution'.
The report focuses on nine different areas that will need to be, affected and taken into consideration by any information strategy in the health and care sector. The report contains almost 100 recommendations, but a number of themes are regularly occurring throughout. This report is now available from the BCS bookshop.
Informatics in Primary Care is an open access journal of the BCS Health Specialist Group. It aims to provide information, help and guidance to all those concerned with information technology and information management in health care, both nationally and internationally.
Meaningful Use and Beyond. A Guide for IT Staff in Health Care by Fred Trotter and David Uhlman. Reviewed by Sheila Bullas.
Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge by Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Garver Mastrian. Reviewed by Sheila Bullas.