Data

News and articles about the use of data within healthcare.

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Data saves lives, say global informatics experts

#Datasaveslives was the focus of Informatics for Health 2017, Manchester. It was the first time the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) organised the Medical Informatics Europe 2017 conference along with the Farr Institute International Conference. With keynote speakers Riccardo Bellazzi, professor of Bioengineering and Biomedical Informatics, University of Pavia, Italy; Susan Michie, professor of…

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Possible Mobile discusses digital health, data and its work with GSK

Digital Health Age chats with Ben Reubenstein, CEO of app development company Possible Mobile. Possible Mobile has been involved in the creation of apps across multiple sectors including sport, photography and healthcare. The company recently worked alongside pharmaceutical company GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to develop an app using Apple’s ResearchKit. Possible Mobile developed the PARADE app for…

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NHS deal with DeepMind criticised over use of patient data

A deal between Royal Free trust and Google’s artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind, has been criticised in an academic paper for its lack of transparency regarding its use of patient data. The two companies first started working together in 2016 on a project that would help patients suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI). The project involved…

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Thousands of Welsh NHS staff data stolen

Thousands of staff details of those working in NHS Wales have been stolen from a private contractor’s computer server. The data breach exposed data of staff who worked with X-rays, including information such as names, dates of birth, National Insurance numbers and radiation doses. According to the BBC, those affected include 530 NHS workers at…

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