Innovation ‘cannot come too soon’ for NHS
Innovation represents one of the few ways the NHS can relieve the demographic and financial pressures it faces, a major new report from govtech investment firm PUBLIC says this week. But it says major barriers still lie in the way of digital health innovation.
£86m digital health innovation fund
A new £86m government fund is to be made available for digital innovation in healthcare – including £35m for a new ‘digital health catalyst’ to promote startup innovation – the government has announced. (more…)
Why healthcare is such a cyber target
Earlier this summer, the NHS was hit by a ransomware attack that froze computers holding records and running appointments. But it’s no flash in the pan: last year healthcare was the fifth most targeted industry for cyber-attacks. Myrsini Athinaiou explains why. (more…)
NHS cyber-attack ‘was preventable’
Last Friday the NHS was subjected to the largest cyber attack in its history, forcing the cancellation of operations and thousands of GP and hospital appointments. Outdated computer systems combined with poor procedure have been blamed. But, says cyberwarfare expert Conor Deane-McKenna, it could have been avoided. (more…)