Health Informatics Article Archive

  • Cleveland Henry is Programme Director - Digital Collaboration Service (NHSmail) at NHS Digital. He tells us about what makes the NHS such a compelling employer and what drives him to deliver transformational digital products.
  • From science fiction to the ward and into the IT department, Gareth Baxendale FBCS CITP explains why machine learning has the power to transform the NHS and the experiences of patients
  • Maxine Mackintosh, data scientist, researcher and co-founder of HealthTech Women UK, tells the BCS editorial team why we need to ensure public support for sharing.
  • Dr. Daniel J. Thomas CSci CEng FBCS paints a picture of how augmented reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting edge technologies can save lives and possibly the NHS too.
  • Dr Marcus Baw, a locum prison GP and a passionate proponent of digital health tells Martin Cooper AMBCS why NHS hackathons are solving real-world problems.
  • Captured data can help shine new light on illness. Sir Harry Burns warned a Glasgow gathering of informatics professionals that they might need to look elsewhere for answers about how to really change lives and society.
  • Andy Kinnear explains why digitisation of the health and social care system is absolutely critical to the future of the NHS and why he’s passionate about establishing professional standards for informatics.
  • Learning health systems promise huge health and care advantages for citizens and clinicians alike. Niels Peek tells Martin Cooper AMBCS about how northern cities are embracing the technology.
  • Youth has the worst access of any group to mental health services. Yet there are literally thousands of resources in the digital world alone for mental health. What’s the problem? Brian Runciman MBCS reports.
  • The latest figures from NHS Monitor indicate that the NHS is on course for a deficit of almost £3bn. Without effective financial planning the cost pressures will grow and services will become out-dated, argues Mark Smith at CACI.