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'Clinical IT leaders will make information central to care'

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This sounds like an excellent idea. Modern IT has revolutionised many areas of life and work, but the NHS, partly due to its size and disparate nature, has lagged far behind. Improved IT systems could bring enormous benefits to healthcare workers. For example, we can now view an X-ray a couple of minutes after it's been taken and compare it instantly with last year's X-ray, leading to improved diagnosis and treatment of our patients. Years ago this might have taken hours due to having to wait to receive films. All too often, however, these IT systems are awkward to use or don't provide exactly the data we want. Having someone with significant clinical experience involved in the design and implementation of these systems could go a long way towards ensuring that they are more appropriate for our needs.

Posted date

8 November, 2011

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