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#AI – Diagnosis on demand – and disappointment
Thursday evening’s Horizon, subtitled ‘The Computer will see you now’ is the latest in a lengthening line of programmes and books that purport to critique today’s medical zeitgeist: Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. It was entertaining. I understand. Who would have … Continue reading
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Guest Blogspot: Prevention is better than cure.
The economic consequences of preventing illness are highly complex. Just comparing the costs of prevention with the direct treatment costs that should be avoided is far too simplistic. The true economic impact of preventative measures can often only be assessed … Continue reading
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Guest Blogspot: The Pharmaceutical Industry – Friend or Foe?
Recent months have seen publicity over examples of disgraceful behaviour by pharmaceutical companies. The question arises as to whether the failings have been rare and exceptional or whether they are indicative of generally low moral standards in the industry. Pharmaceutical … Continue reading
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Patients to access their own medical records by 2015
Earlier this week during the chancellor of the exchequer’s autumn financial statement, it was announced that not only will patients have online access to their medical records from 2015, but they will be able to see data on GP performance … Continue reading
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Health news headlines over the weekend
By: Alicia Snushall, 2020health.org The major topic on everyone’s tongue is the massive public service strike set to take place Wednesday. The Department of Health estimates that approximately 260,000 NHS workers will go on strike this week, affecting 57,000 patients. … Continue reading
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Is open source the way forward for patient record systems?
A final review of the National Programme for IT by the Cabinet Office’s Major Projects Authority has finally put an end to centralised commissioning of electronic health records. Instead local NHS trusts will now be able to commission their own IT systems … Continue reading
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Rationalising Information and Evidence across the NHS
Last Friday the DH published further plans for the development of the NHS commissioning board. The development of a centralised board to oversee all NHS commissioning should be used as an opportunity to centralise information gathering and evidence. The plan … Continue reading
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Driving patient access to health records
In most areas of life we expect to understand the things that are known about us – if we need to know how much money we have in the bank, we check our bank account, if we want to know … Continue reading
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