Is the NHS reinforcing mental health stigma through excessive data secrecy?

Dr James Reed, chief clinical information officer at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, posed a thought provoking question recently; is the NHS reinforcing mental health stigma through excessive data secrecy? Often clinicians talk about mental health data in hushed tones, as if there is something secret and extra sensitive about it when […]

Could GDPR aid interoperability in healthcare?

Could the General Data Protection Regulation, (GDPR), aid interoperability in healthcare?

Artificial Intelligence taking China by storm

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems poised to transform healthcare all over the world, especially in China. Developing the systems that power artificial intelligence requires correlating thousands of variables spanning patient medical data and then developing software that can identify related trends among these variables and predict medical outcomes. In China, this poses a challenge: there’s a shortage […]