News and articles about the use of data within healthcare.


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%…


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…


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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