Will patients object to their personal data flowing around a public sector colossus with an unenviable record of failed projects, lost files and mistreatment scandals? Or might smart data analysis be the way forward for UK public healthcare?
I'm interested in hearing from people with experience of implementing tech projects inside the NHS, from businesses that have practical answers and of course from both sides in the privacy debate. And I'm hoping to conclude all interviews by close of play on Wednesday 9 July.
*The NHS has a wealth of data, including details of all hospital admissions going back to the 1980s. It is proposing to collect and analyse even more data from GPs, the ambulance service and community health services. Is this an opportunity to make dramatic improvements in the healthcare system or a potential threat to patient privacy?
This article appeared in the FT on Wednesday 23 July 2014