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Wearable tech in the NHS has potential for 'lifestyle advice to replace medication'

NHS England director says digital patient records could integrate with consumer wearables like Fitbit by 2018 read more »

UK schools connectivity barriers ‘disappointing’ but tablets on the rise in the classroom

Nearly half of UK schools reporting poor connectivity which could hamper their students' digital skills read more »

Home Office has ‘no choice but to use data better’ due to budget cuts

Home Office rolling out data analytics tool built without extra investment read more »

Care.data is ‘unachievable’, says Whitehall watchdog

Project relaunched this month has unmanageable or unresolvable issues, according to the Major Projects Authority read more »

Whitehall culture biggest threat to Government as a Platform, says European Commission

Government Digital Service’s main task post-election is to set up common platforms across government read more »

Tech Mahindra and CircleHealth target NHS with ten-year £50 million deal

Companies believe the NHS is on the cusp of rapid tech-enabled change as budgets get squeezed read more »

Department for International Development moves to Google tools

Two-year G-Cloud deal for 1,900 staff working on global aid programmes was set up in just four weeks read more »

Hackers had access to US security clearance data for a year

The government still hasn't said how much data it fears was stolen read more »

Cumbria Constabulary replaces frontline officers' notepads with mobiles

All of the force’s 1,130 frontline staff will be given a 4G Samsung Galaxy Note 4s this year read more »

New NHS e-Referral service ‘unavailable until further notice’

Service taken offline for fixing after being launched on Monday with 33 ‘known issues’ read more »

Cardiff and Vale NHS to give 1,000 Lenovo laptops to mobile staff

Access to systems in the field frees up enough nurses’ time for each to visit an extra patient every day read more »

NHS admits 33 ‘known issues’ with e-Referral service launched today

Chose and Book successor leaves staff coping with slow loading, missing functions and other issues despite seven-month delay to fix glitches read more »

Snowden files compromised UK and US spies, claims newspaper report

Agents were withdrawn after China and Russia cracked encryption read more »

Councils ditch VPN to start using G/On secure remote access

New CESG guidance and lower costs prompt investment in Excitor system read more »

E-prescribing could save 20,000 lives a year, says Birmingham NHS CIO

However life-saving e-prescribing software is commissioned in just 12 percent of trusts read more »

Surveillance programme to cost US tech firms 'more than $35 billion'

Backlash from Snowden leaks is hitting the tech economy. FBI snooping demands won't help read more »

UK Government not doing enough to prevent cyberattacks, say CTOs

No UK Government has done more and yet something is still missing read more »

HTTPS to become default for all US government websites by 2016

Feds react to website insecurity with new HTTPS mandate read more »

Why 'massive' US data hack will have ramifications for the UK digital economy

UK has probably been subject to similar attacks, says KPMG read more »

GDS to replace digital services framework

Team promise to act after months of complaints from suppliers and less than half of predicted sales read more »


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