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Only 13% of UK adults trust big tech firms with handling anonymized NHS data

Most citizens would prefer UK-based and regulated universities and companies to handle unidentifiable patient data The majority of the public would not trust NHS patient data being in the hands of multinational tech giants, even if it is anonymized, a survey suggests. While seven in 10 people acknowledged that sharing anonymous patient data could improve… Read More


VMware gives NHS Digital a dose of hybrid to smooth path to multicloud

Shot in the arm for NHS’s digital transformation as VMware injects health service with some hybrid cloud NHS Digital, the body responsible for NHS’s critical IT infrastructure, has made VMware Cloud on AWS available across the NHS. VMware Cloud on AWS provides companies with a hybrid cloud, enabling firms to extend consistent infrastructure across on-premises… Read More


How hospitals can migrate to the cloud securely

Cloud is an attractive option for cash-strapped care providers, but security must remain top of the agenda The healthcare industry has been slower to embrace the cloud than other sectors, but amid growing cutbacks on IT resources, providers are increasingly attracted by cloud cost efficiencies. Like any other business, hospitals must ensure they implement data… Read More


Can space technology speed up bowel cancer diagnosis?

By analysing colonoscopy images, the Earth Scan system identifies and characterises polyps which might be missed by human eyes Technology used to operate space telescopes is being repurposed to revolutionise bowel cancer diagnosis under a multimillion-pound initiative involving the UK Space Agency. A team of researchers at University College London hopes to drastically reduce the… Read More


Why go to the GP when you could send your health avatar instead?
The health avatar will harmonise machine learning, data analytics, and cloud technologies to make healthcare more interactive, personalised, and fulfilling Professor Iain Buchan, public health and clinical informatics researcher at the University of Liverpool, coined the term health avatar. It describes a "digital mirror" of the future, that will cultivate an accurate picture of a... Read More


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