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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Latest edition of HI Now

The latest edition of HI Now (Volume 3, Number 1), the quarterly journal from the Health Informatics Forum of the British Computer Society, is now available online.

The articles include:
* Round-up of this issue
Debates on security, privacy and patient safety.

* Industry news
A selection of articles outlining recent IT-related news in healthcare.

* BCSHIF responds to Health Informatics Review
BCSHIF, ASSIST and UKchip joint response to the DH's Health Informatics Review.

* Data safety and clinical care
The balance between keeping patient data safe and not hampering clinicians in delivering effective care was discussed at a BCSHIF meeting in July, led by Edward James, a consultant working with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

* BCS reshapes HC for 2009
BCS is re-launching Healthcare Computing as a fully integrated, BCS-managed and run event.

* Another year full of activity
BCSHIF has produced a report describing its initiatives and activities over the year.

* Tool to aid privacy decisions
A research team has been developing a tool to help professionals make privacy impact assessments.

* Hang on tight to the information revolution
Delegates at the HC2008 conference were given an 'invitation to the future' by Ian Neild from the group chief technology office of BT.

* MIE2008 highlights exploitation of research
From gaming's use for doctors to technology to support older people living independently in their own homes, MIE2009 covered a wide range of topics.

* Forthcoming events
A selection of BCS health informatics events.

* Apply now to enter for Dame Phyllis Friend Award
The Nursing Specialist Group is seeking entries for the annual Dame Phyllis award

* Mind the gap
Following the Primary Health Care Specialist Group (PHCSG)'s summer conference, the group is now preparing for its autumn annual conference.

* ePrescribing to cut error rates
Where electronic systems have been tried in prescribing medication, they have dramatically cut error rates.

The full issue is also available as a PDF at: http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/hinow-sep08.pdf

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