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DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient’s Journey

Conference Announcement

DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient’s Journey
Thursday 2nd March 2017 Royal National Hotel, London

Assessing Progress of the Digital Health Agenda
Looking for the Centre of Global Digital Excellence
Helping Vulnerable People Improve their Digital Health Skills
Technology Enabled Remote Consultations
How can new technology ensure sustainability of the NHS?
The Power of eHealthcare and Big Data
Exploring Internet Enabled Technologies to Deliver Prosperity and Social […]

November 21st, 2016|Big Data|0 Comments|

Google and Patient Data

Further to our blog post last week, Google is now being investigated by the data protection watchdog: the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over it’s data deal between the Royal Free Hospital Trust and DeepMind.

The investigation results from ‘at least’ one complaint received over the anonymising of data. While the Hospital Trust declare that all data is anonymised in transit and […]

Trust and Data Sharing

The Wellcome Trust has issued their in-depth analysis of the use of health data.

They commissioned Ipsos MORI to interviewed a representative sample of 2,017 adults across Great Britain aged 16 and over.

The research highlights how little the general public know about how health data is collected, used and stored and how concerned many people are about secondary uses by […]

March 14th, 2016|Big Data|0 Comments|

Vita Brevis Ars Longa: Feeding Watson on Dubious Data

Will Feeding Watson $3 Billion Worth of Healthcare Payment Data Improve its Decisions?

This  recent blog post by Ross Koppel and Frank Meissner considers if IBM Watson can really ‘crack’ healthcare, even as it munches on its gourmet diet of $3Bn worth of so called ‘data’.

Their answer is a careful ‘maybe’ .. but they are not going to get you overexcited about instant transformation. […]

BIG and distributed DNA datasets: ‘instead of moving the data around, you move the questions around’

Antonio Regalado (2015) Internet of DNA – A global network of millions of genomes could be medicine’s next great advance. Availability: 1-2 years, in: MIT Technology Review, 23 Feb 2015

On genetics and electronic health record

A Special Issue of the Genetics in Medicine journal on genetics and electronic health record

Volume 15, Issue 10 (October 2013)

Among others, in this issue:

Integration of genomics into the electronic health record: mapping terra incognita
Joseph L. Kannry MD and Marc S. Williams MD

“… To date, no commercial EHR system has been described that systematically integrates genetic or genomic […]

The Farr Institute of Health Informatics and the ABPI Industry Forum

This conference was organised by The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research in conjunction with The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and the UK Health Informatics Research Network and was held on Tuesday 16th December 2014 at the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square in London. It was booked out, with just over 130 attendees from […]