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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.
Paul Woolman elected as the BCS Health IMIA representative. Further information
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. Read the full article
BCS Health have responded to the consultation on the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT). Read the response
Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2013 is the foremost conference in Scotland on Health IT, eHealth and Informatics.
18-19 September, save the date and book now!
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.
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.