Health secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why the digitising of medical records will only bring positive change if the NHS can avoid the elephant traps of increased bureaucracy, blurred accountability, financial waste and insecure data.
Most transformation projects fail because they start as IT projects
Live videos streamed from major incidents such as stabbings and car crashes to 999 control rooms in London have helped paramedics prioritise air ambulance dispatches to patients in most urgent need of care.
Linking data can offer unbridled benefits to healthcare systems, but at what financial cost? Richard Wood explores how in one healthcare system this has been achieved in little time and with a low price tag.
CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read