patient data

NHS data sharing scheme “on hold” as millions opt out

The NHS’ much-vaunted GP data-sharing initiative looks to be on a prolonged hiatus, with at least one report suggesting it has been hit by 1.2 million people choosing to opt out of the scheme in the space of two months. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) is now on hold “with no …

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Roivant spinout Datavant merges with Ciox to form $7bn health data giant

Datavant and Ciox Health have agreed a merger that will create what they claim will be the largest health data company operating in the US market. The combined company – which will take the Datavant name – will be worth around $7 billion and have annual revenues of around $700 million, according to the two …

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NHS patient data upload delayed by two months, says UK

The UK’s decision to set back the start date of a new patient data-sharing scheme by two months has been welcomed by privacy campaigners, who have claimed it was being rushed through without sufficient public scrutiny. The centralised database of medical records from 55 million people was due to come online on 1 July, but …

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HCA, Google partnership to focus on data analytics

The health system and technology giant are teaming up to create a data analytics platform and tools that support workflow management. Google Cloud will gain access to the massive trove of patient information gathered at HCA’s 184 hospitals, though data access and use will be governed by privacy rules.

Campaigners challenge NHS England’s latest plan to share patient data

Remember the Care.data debacle? Now, a new move by NHS England to move the records of 55 million patients into a database that will be accessible by third-party companies is under fire by privacy campaigners, who claim it could be unlawful.  The new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service was unveiled earlier …

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Seqster launches new cloud version of virtual trial data tool

Healthcare technology firm Seqster has introduced a new version of its service that aims to help pharma companies work with patients’ data while on virtual clinical trials. Seqster announced the new version of its platform had been launched on the Microsoft Azure cloud at the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. The new Seqster 7.1 service …

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Sensyne launches fundraising, agrees patient data deal with Phesi

UK digital health firm Sensyne has secured access to millions more anonymised patent records via an alliance with US clinical trial data specialist Phesi. The new agreement comes after a string of access deals with NHS trusts for patient data, and coincides with a bid by Sensyne to raise £27.5 million (around $37 million) through …

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Sensyne launches fundraising, agrees patient data deal with Phesi

UK digital health firm Sensyne has secured access to millions more anonymised patent records via an alliance with US clinical trial data specialist Phesi. The new agreement comes after a string of access deals with NHS trusts for patient data, and coincides with a bid by Sensyne to raise £27.5 million (around $37 million) through …

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