Health and care
Digital health is undergoing rapid change and BCS is committed to supporting the establishment of regulated professional standards in this sector. This will empower health leaders and their staff to provide safe, robust, and innovative care for patients.
Articles, papers and reports
Take a look at our most recent papers and reports, or view all of our published policy papers.
COVID status certification review
In this paper BCS responds to the government’s call-for-evidence on COVID-19 vaccine certification, looking at the technical and ethical challenges of a digital solution.
Contact tracing apps
BCS response to “How can contact tracing apps be managed to assist Government in answering key questions to address the current crisis and enjoy public support?”
FEDIP - promoting professional standards
BCS is part of the consortium behind the Federation for Informatics Professionals. It aims to set and maintain professional standards, safeguarding the public through the best use of information and technology in health care.
Discover BCS membership! You’ll be joining a thriving community of IT professionals and benefits include access to regular events, conferences, meetings, as well the chance to join our members groups. For more details go to the BCS Health and Care specialist group section.
Share your support
BCS wants to hear from its members on a range of highly topical issues. These expert views help shape our policies. As stated above - our members have concerns about the big brother perceptions around privacy and the NHSX tracing app, and reservations about whether it would be downloaded, with only 24 percent saying they would do so.
"Digital maturity is not just about what software modules you've got. It‘s about better patient outcomes."
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