News and articles about the use of data within healthcare.


What Should the NHS Do After the Data Breach?

Caroline Black writes about the recent data breach in the NHS, globalisation and what the health service needs to do to prevent larger cyberattacks. The rapid rise of digital technologies means we live in an interesting and transitional time for the world of medicine. For example, we are increasingly relying upon computers to store records and…


Information analytics platform used to update EBMT patient registry

Information analytics company Elsevier has announced that The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) will implement its MACRO platform to support it patient registry. Elsevier’s MACRO platform consists of tools for study definition, data capture and data management and is used by researchers in clinical trials, pharmaceutical companies, academic medical centres, CROs and…


Google Deepmind data deal with NHS “inappropriate”

The sharing of 1.6 million patient records between the Royal Free hospital and Google’s artificial subsidiary unit Deepmind has been criticised by the National Data Guardian, dame Fiona Caldicott. In a letter leaked to Sky News, Caldicott writes to medical director of the Royal Free Hospital, professor Stephen Prowis, stating that the transfer of 1.6…


How to get the most from health data

The use of health data has the potential to offer significant benefits for patients and healthcare systems, as well as research and innovation. However, a sustainable and effective health data ecosystem is needed in order to realise the full potential of these data. This is one of the main conclusions of a recent report from…


Data study finds heart failure more fatal than common cancers

Heart failure carries with it a higher risk of death than most common types of cancer according to new research from The University of Manchester in collaboration with the Universities of Keele, Aberdeen and East Anglia. The database study found that when comparing survival outcomes, five years post-diagnosis, men diagnosed with heart failure had 64%…

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