Trusting data is the next stage of the NHS’ digital journey

By: Professor Michael Thick, chief clinical officer, IMS Maxims
Published: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 14:12 GMT

Professor Michael Thick, the transplant surgeon who took on the poisoned chalice of clinical leadership at NHS Connecting for Health, makes the case for a new way of looking at the electronic patient record.

As a clinician who has been closely involved in clinical IT for all my working life, my first observation is that very few organisations have an electronic patient record (EPR) working properly.

My second observation is that unless we use technology to enable a transformation in service delivery, we are whistling in the wind as far as filling the £30bn funding…

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