The CCIO Leaders Network has been established to promote and develop chief clinical information officers across the NHS. The network is being developed in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, British Computer Society and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. It has been made possible thanks to the support of its network sponsors Cerner, Harris, InterSystems and SystemC.
The CCIO vision and 12 point plan, launched on 20 January 2014, details how CCIOs can help to deliver an improved health service through a clinically led information agenda. The CCIO Leaders Network also delivers an extensive programme of events with its partners, culminating in the CCIO Leaders Network Annual Conference at EHI Live at the NEC in Birmingham in November.
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Large centralized systems are a path to heartache. Small, cheap, reproduce-able point-of-care units that can operate in the absence of the network is the way to keep power where it needs to be. Complete the transaction locally and send the completed transaction up through your own channels, updating parent nodes as you go. The network or the hardware upward can break and be repaired without impacting the Point of Care.
I worked for 6 years in Health Site Technical Support for the US Department of Veterans' Affairs and this model is more likely to work than the monolithic national central office alone.
Long overdue that Clinicians were in a senior position in Healthcare IT. They are usually the users and certainly recipients of most of the activity and as custodians of their patients they should be represented at the highest level when it comes to IT matters. Clinicians input is crucially important throughout the IT chain and I believe having this appointment in each Trust will secure that
All over 160 different aspects of the hospital communicate by using the same databases and the specific means that are needed by that department of the hospital. VistA frequently becomes the rosetta stone for other systems. This was the base of the US department of Defense's Composite Health Care System (CHCS-I). I was part of the proposal team for this package back in 1985-86. It was installed at Lachenheath Airfield for over ten years. It was also used by the American Indian Health Service to run their hospitals and clinics. And it is Open Source. Pull it down and install it to try it.
Orion Health backs the CCIO campaign because in 17 years’ experience of e-Health projects across the NHS and internationally, we invariably find that the most successful projects are those that have deep clinical engagement in design, testing and roll-out. The CCIO role would help reinforce this discipline in NHS organisations.