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A festival of eHealth!

A year ago we were invited to be involved in the Future Health summit for the first time. We built a house as the theme for the event, from blue print to decoration eHealth experts from across the EU used the story of creating a new build as an analogy to describe how eHealth Ireland Read the full article…

Guest Blog – The Oracle Supermarket

Gareth Baxendale is the head of Technical Services at the NIHR CRN, he has a unique view as to the technology and solutions deployed in our organisation. He provides business ownership for the strategic infrastructure in our organisation and knows his onions! When you think of Oracle, the first thing you likely think of is Read the full article…

Open Data is here so how do we do it securely?

Security and research information is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons, not least the transparency agenda and the desire, quite rightly, to be as open as possible about data relating to the conditions and outcomes of clinical trials. However the information security of research data more generally has always been an Read the full article…

Last Call for Datatopia … Boarding Now!

‘Imagine a world’ is a phrase we are using quite a deal at the moment as we try to tell the story of how our information systems will come together in April 2014 to deliver an integrated solution for the performance management of clinical research. In two years time it will be the year that Read the full article…

What skills make up the CIO skill set?

Leading a team. How did that become the key role of an Informatics specialist? The day the specialist became a CIO, that’s when! Trying to build a team whilst leading a team and trying to create enthusiasm in a whole team … that is a basic skill of the successful CIO in 2013. What is Read the full article…

Innovation or Science Fiction… It happens here!

Innovation is an abstract of what we do every day, but a new system that has been a couple of years in the coming will be delivered by Father Christmas this year. A system that will become the spine of information systems across the clinical research economy in the UK, a system that will live Read the full article…

Turnaround Projects – The Horror Movie Sequel!

“Turn around, don’t run upstairs, please don’t go in the garage”… all that is missing is, “I will be right back!” the joys of wonderful horror films! Would you ever knowingly take on a failing project with many of those horror film phrases as the advice from colleagues and trusted advisors ringing in your ears, Read the full article…