Health Informatics Article Archive

  • Professor Mike Smith explains how and why he created his own species of blockchain to ensure children’s mental health records are kept safe and trustworthy.
  • Digital patient records may be one of the NHS’s current focuses but members of an influential project, dating back nearly 50 years, show that technology and medical case histories have been long-term bedfellows.
  • Professor Jo Smedley, from the University of South Wales, UK, provides some thoughts on preparing for successful online working.
  • Harold Thimbleby, See Change Digital Health Fellow at Swansea University, takes a look at computer error in the health sector, and considers the challenges faced in ensuring a change for the better.
  • With increases in data size and the richness of available data, machine learning (ML) has seen a resurrection of interest in recent years.
  • James Freed, Chief Information Officer at Health Education England, tells Martin Cooper AMBCS about Building a Digital Ready Workforce - a digital transformation programme with people, not technology, at its centre.
  • Open source doesn’t start and finish with software. Dr Alice E Williamson explains how an open, collaborative and community-based philosophy can benefit drug development too.
  • BCS Health and Care Group were asked what healthcare might look like in the next twenty to thirty years. John Farenden MBCS CITP, Director of the specialist health and care associate consultancy, Hygeian Consulting, talks us through their predictions.
  • A more integrated and interoperable health system offers clear and profound benefits. All with many advantages, there are also many risks which will need addressing. Chief among these is security.
  • Health and social care practitioners, academics and industry representatives from across Europe gathered in Edinburgh to discuss the opportunities digital presents. Martin Cooper AMBCS, RITTech reports.