Nuffield Trust

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Digital Revolution: Bringing The NHS Into The 21st Century

Adam Roberts | Nuffield Trust | March 24, 2011

Why is health care so far behind the times? This was the topic we recently explored at a breakfast session at the Nuffield Trust’s 2011 Health Strategy Summit. [...]  In a time of financial pressure and need for efficiency savings, why are the vast majority of [...] appointments still carried out in person? Read More »

NHS Eyes Open Source Alternatives

Jon Hoeksma | ehealth insider (ehi) | June 27, 2013

...The idea of Anglicising VistA is said to be strongly advocated by some within the leadership of NHS England, including chief data officer Dr Geraint Lewis, who first championed the concept while at the Nuffield Trust think-tank. EHI understands that NHS England is drawing up plans to commit millions, possibly tens of millions, of pounds from the £260m technology fund to funding open source software, potentially including an NHS version of VistA... Read More »

NHS Hack Day brings open source to UK Health Service

DJ Walker-Morgan | The H ( | May 31, 2012

The first NHS Hack Day has highlighted applications which could help the UK's National Health Service provide better, more customisable services for people. The event was won by a group who developed an electronic patient task list for doctors... Read More »

Sharing international experience: Is implementing the VA's electronic health record system an option for the NHS?

Event Details
July 5, 2012 - 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Nuffield Trust
59 New Cavendish Street
United Kingdom

This roundtable will focus on sharing international experiences of using the VistA system and considering whether or not VistA might be an effective option for the NHS. At the seminar delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase their understanding of VistA and its potential challenges and benefits;
  • Learn from international experience of implementing VistA, including a case study from Jordan;
  • Consider whether they think it is feasible and/ or desirable to encourage the use of VistA in the NHS.