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Collaborative ways and the resource of the future…

The key resource in 2020 for the delivery of healthcare to populations around the world is… people, friends, colleagues; human beings that we need to work with day in and day out to keep ‘the show on the road’, and we didn’t even need a drum roll! A crisis tells us this; facts tell us… Read More

The make-up of great leadership…

“Imagine that the Clash had stayed around to be influenced by 3rd Bass, the Young Disciples and Marshall Jefferson. Or Soul II Soul had been inspired as much by Public Image Limited’s ‘Metal Box’ as Public Enemy or that the soundtrack to Taxi Driver was influenced by Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. Imagine that… Read More

Change, adapt and keep moving forward…

Implementing technology in healthcare: change, adapt and keep moving forward! This is a blog I wrote in 2016 about the changes in digital health, technology and patient expectations, but after listening to some Bowie and Queen recently, I thought about the piece and it’s still as relevant as ever – and……. who doesn’t want to… Read More

#CIO100 The 2019 edition…

Being part of the CIO100 has meant something to me every year that I have taken part, this year I didn’t make the event itself and it looks like it was a roaring success from the photos on social media and the WhatsApp commentary from so many of the CIOs that were there. Being able… Read More

Don’t be salted about a problem, be marinated!

The digital revolution will not be televised! Its already here and televising a modern revolution simply will not be enough. The revolution will be live streamed in virtual reality for everybody to take part in! Gil Scott Heron will be smiling from on high; to think that the immortal statement of wild abandon and a… Read More

The Long View of a Hero…

The Long View is a Radio Four programme hosted by Jonathan Freedland where he uses stories from the past to increase understanding of current affairs and events. At Rewired tomorrow (25th of March) we are reusing some of the format, bringing heroes of past digital healthcare to the stage to shed a light on the… Read More

The Shades of Grey IT.

What is one of the most wicked problems in large organisations seriously adopting digital today? Many digital leaders would say it’s the challenge that Grey IT brings, and then some board members would turn to them and say what is Grey IT? Digital functions the world over have adopted a multitude of phrases to describe… Read More

Twelve month school report…

Do you remember that school report moment, that evaluation and review of the academic year, the fear of what your teachers would say, or not say when your parents went to meet them? A year of hard work distilled to a 45 minute meeting with a bunch of teachers who, in some cases, were probably… Read More

Partnerships and dancing…

Originally edited and published by www.digitalhealth.net reproduced here ahead of the Digital & Informatics Team at Leeds away day in July. Partnerships applies just as much to the team as it does to the age old ‘vendor’ relationship. What do you need from the perfect dance partner? Someone with the same ear for a rhythm… Read More

Leeds Digital Interns

What does a soap factory, a hotel laundry, a cheese processing plant and a builder’s merchant have in common? They were all places that I learnt my ‘trade’, and somehow I became a CIO in the health service! Yesterday was a great day for the digital team in Leeds, for the second year running the… Read More

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