First published April 20th 2012
As an independent advisor to Matrix Informatics, I am delighted to be reaching out with opinion pieces on topical stories through the Matrix blog, as well as the Centre’s blog. My views of the world of health informatics will be shared through their pages, complementing my work at Cass. Please do visit….
My first blog on their pages looks at the opportunity presented by HC2012 – just 12 days to go to the first major health informatics conference & exhibition in the UK since the formal demise of Connecting for Health. Will the NHS seize this opportunity by a “more of the same” strategy, or by openly seeking to learn from the history in other sectors.
“Here we are, at one of the most critical times for the whole global healthcare industry. Needing breakthrough solutions that will simultaneously enable people to achieve greater fulfilment despite living with chronic conditions, and achieve better and safer outcomes across an increasingly complex range of life-threatening acute conditions.
Now is the time for sound judgement from courageous leaders who won’t be shackled to past ideologies and mistakes. Instead we see insanity replayed….“