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  • Data tyranny to blame for Leeds

    Mark Ballard 19 Apr 2013
  • NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh may have breached his own data safeguards when he used preliminary data to justify the suspension of children's heart surgery at Leeds NHS Hospitals Trust on 29 ...

  • Harvard Business School exaggerates cyber fear

    Mark Ballard 12 Apr 2013
  • Harvard Business Review exaggerated the risk of cyber attacks on the European public sector in return for money from Zurich Insurance Group.Zurich sponsored the Harvard survey last year, and ...

  • Mid-Staffs deaths about average

    Mark Ballard 27 Mar 2013
  • Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust maintained an average rate of patient death for 17 years, according to a rational look at the numbers behind the NHS controversy.Its performance was in fact ...

  • Inquiry behind NHS scandal omitted crucial data

    Mark Ballard 15 Mar 2013
  • The Francis Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust omitted key data showing how the hospital made drastic improvements immediately after it was warned that its death rate had risen ...

  • Data fear caused Mid-Staffs panic

    Mark Ballard 06 Mar 2013
  • Data at the centre of the NHS scandal has been grossly misrepresented in reports that claim 1,200 people died needlessly or avoidably at Mid-Staffordshire hospitals.

  • How Somerset strangled Southwest One

    Mark Ballard 22 Feb 2013
  • "Southwest One is failing", Somerset's then Council leader Ken Maddock said a year ago last Friday."It is failing to deliver promised savings," he told the full council when it met to vote on his ...

  • Cyber security bombast boosts UK PLC

    Mark Ballard 12 Feb 2013
  • Official auditors have started scrutinizing the vaguely menacing fog that has obscured government spending on cyber security.Early signs are that most of what passes for cyber crime on these shores ...