Interview: Steve Bloor

The chief information officer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has just seen a new IT system go-live in ED. But, he tells Lyn Whitfield, that was just the first step in an ambitious digitisation programme, based on an “open source first” approach. The NHS knew this was going to be a hard winter. […]

Guest Interview, David Stone

The managing director of Kaleidoscope Consulting talks to Lyn Whitfield about the General Data Protection Regulation, and the challenge the NHS faces in implementing it. On his Twitter profile, David Stone says he “spends an unhealthy amount of time thinking of ways to try and improve the legal and ethical use of information in the […]

HM interview: Michael Seres

Patient power is far from reality in an NHS that has no chief patient officer, where lived experience is not embraced, and where patient entrepreneurs lack opportunity, says Michael Seres. The veteran patient advocate talks to Matthew D’Arcy. Michael Seres has lived patient engagement more than most. Diagnosed with incurable Crohn’s disease at 12 years […]

HM interview: Hal Wolf

Harold (Hal) Wolf III, the new head of HIMSS, was in London recently to meet health and IT policy leaders and to have lunch with the press. Lyn Whitfield spoke to him about his career, NHS reform, healthcare technology, and where he wants to take HIMSS next. Hal Wolf is a healthcare IT veteran. But […]

Interview: Chris Morris

One of the principal analysts at South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit talks to Lyn Whitfield about the evolution of risk stratification in the NHS, and what the future holds for healthcare analytics, in the run-up to this year’s EHI Live. It’s not exactly news that the NHS is under enormous pressure. Or that […]

Interview: Tara Donnelly

The chief executive of the Health Innovation Network talks to Lyn Whitfield about how DigitalHealth.London and its Accelerator are helping to bring good tech ideas and the NHS together, ahead of this year’s UK Health Show, at which she is a speaker. “I have not been in a supermarket for years,” says Tara Donnelly. “As […]

Interview: Mark England

Bedfordshire, Luton and Dunstable is one of the most advanced sustainability and transformation partnerships in the country. Its chief of staff, Mark England, talks to Lyn Whitfield about what it hopes to achieve as one of the country’s first accountable care systems, and how the Luton and Dunstable global digital exemplar will support it, ahead […]

HM Interview: Andrew Griffiths

The head of NHS IT in Wales tells Lyn Whitfield about the digital journey Wales has travelled for more than a decade; and why its investment in national infrastructure and systems is paying off with new services for staff – and patients. In 2004, as England’s National Programme for IT got into its stride, the […]

EHI Live 2017 interview: Dr Neil Paul

Dr Neil Paul, a GP from Sandbach in Cheshire and well-known IT columnist, talks to Informa about the changing face of general practice, what that means for its systems, and why we need a new generation of primary care IT leaders. Dr Neil Paul has worked at Sandbach GPs, a practice based at the Ashfields […]

HM Interview: Alexander Rushton

The UK Health Show takes place at Olympia London on 27 September. Highland Marketing talks to UK Health Show event director and head of healthcare at GovNet Communications, Alexander Rushton, about what’s new and what the show’s survey is likely to reveal about the state of health and social care three years into the Five […]

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