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Artefact, architecture and time; Editorial in QSHC

Digitalisation of medicines: artefact, architecture and time


In an editorial in QSHC Tony Cornford and Valentina Lichtner look at current digital initiative around medicines, in particular electronic prescribing. They offer a new vision for the future based on  new  platform architectures in support of a more digitally active kind of medicines. In particular, they suggest that safety in the systems […]

The digital future beyond the pill

A recent story in the FT has the title  Digital disrupters take big pharma ‘beyond the pill’ It gives a distinctive twist to the idea of digital drugs. The argument is that a phone app or similar, as a monitoring device and as a front end to diverse networked resources including counselling, can be  a direct substitute for a […]

New NHS App Library

The NHS app library is expected to reopen at the end of March, according to Indra Joshi, clinical lead digital in urgent care at NHS England, who was speaking at the Digital Technology Show in London earlier on this week. The library, which will start out with very few products, will be available through NHS Choices. It has been co-designed by NICE, Medicines and Healthcare […]

Fast Followers

We reported on the Global Digital Exemplars a while back and now the Government have announced the next phase: Fast Followers – Trusts that will receive £5 million each to partner with the Exemplars. This, they claim will produce a “digital health Ivy League.”

More details here and  here



February 10th, 2017|Digital strategy|0 Comments|

News of the Global Digital Exemplars

The Global Digital Exemplars which were announced last year are still waiting for their funding apparently.

They are:


* Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust
* Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
* City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
* Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

* West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
* University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
* Luton & Dunstable University Hospital […]

January 19th, 2017|Digital strategy|0 Comments|

Trusts quizzed to become digital excellence centres

26 NHS Trusts will be entered and 16 awarded up to £10 million in order to become ‘centres of global digital excellence’.

As the money will be allocated based on the progress of digital strategies already in place within the Trusts and not on need, there is a danger that the digital divide will soon include hospital Trusts.

Article here