21 August 2014 01:21


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The Clatterbrige Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is making a big investment in IT as it prepares to open a £118m specialist centre in Liverpool. Sam Sachdeva paid it a visit.
19 August 2014

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GP Neil Paul says some clear thinking is needed about where IT can be used to meet patient demand and save the NHS money, and where it will make things worse; but a couple of real cases show the difference pretty clearly.
19 August 2014


Dermot O’Riordan is the first CCIO to occupy a chief executive’s chair. Lyn Whitfield talked to him about his job, his trust’s big Cerner project, and the joys of cycling in the pelting, freezing rain.
18 August 2014



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NHS England has established pilots for a “system-wide transformation” of emergency services, which includes enhancing the NHS 111 service and restructuring A&Es.
21 August 2014


London trusts are exiting their national digital imaging contracts on schedule, a bulletin from the Health and Social Care Information Centre has suggested.
20 August 2014

A consortium of three Midlands hospitals – University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust – has implemented Radiology+, a radiology information system from Soliton.
21 August 2014

Stockport evolves EDM use

20 August 2014

Alien invasion? Call #team999

19 August 2014

Tiara9 trials for C&B compliance

18 August 2014

Clatterbridge signs up for Meditech

18 August 2014

Royal birth for Philips monitors

15 August 2014

226 bids worth £360m made to tech fund 2

15 August 2014

Western Sussex rolls out kidney alerts

14 August 2014
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West Suffolk signs with Cerner

14 August 2014
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Sussex Partnership signs with Advanced

13 August 2014
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West Herts signs five year deal with CGI

13 August 2014

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Giving patients access to their GP records can reduce demand for traditional appointments and telephone calls to practices, a research study has suggested.
London trusts are exiting their national digital imaging contracts on schedule, a bulletin from the Health and Social Care Information Centre has suggested.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust has chosen Meditech for a new electronic patient record system, as it moves towards opening a new, £118m specialist cancer hospital in 2018.
System C is to cut its workforce by a quarter, with up to 150 jobs set to go.
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has signed a ten-year contract with Cerner to implement its Millennium electronic patient record system, in a shift from a ‘best of breed’ to ‘single supplier’ approach to EPR.
The second round of NHS England’s tech fund has received fewer bids than the first, and trusts are looking for less money, according to figures from NHS England.
The Department of Health has reportedly lost its long-standing court battle with Fujitsu over the company’s departure from the National Programme for IT.
North Bristol NHS Trust has become the first NHS trust to sign to take the Lorenzo electronic patient record system from CSC in an open procurement.
System C is to cut its workforce by a quarter, with up to 150 jobs set to go.
Giving patients access to their GP records can reduce demand for traditional appointments and telephone calls to practices, a research study has suggested.
Plans to end central funding of email-to-SMS services for NHSmail2 will “go down like a lead balloon” with GPs, a primary care leader has warned.
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has signed a ten-year contract with Cerner to implement its Millennium electronic patient record system, in a shift from a ‘best of breed’ to ‘single supplier’ approach to EPR.
Giving patients access to their GP records can reduce demand for traditional appointments and telephone calls to practices, a research study has suggested.
Data quality issues following a deployment of Cerner Millennium have affected the ability of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to deliver on 18-week referral to treatment targets, according to a progress report.
NHS England has launched a survey on the use of the NHS Number, which is once again being promoted as the primary identifier for patient information in England.
NHS Shared Business Services has issued a tender for a new clinical information systems framework worth up to £1.25 billion over six years.
The Department of Health has reportedly lost its long-standing court battle with Fujitsu over the company’s departure from the National Programme for IT.
News in brief
HSCIC becomes designated centre for health classifications and coding

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has secured international status for the UK as an expert centre for global health classifications. This means the HSCIC is now a designated collaborating centre for the World Health Organisation Family of Classifications, and joins an international network of expert centres in health classifications and coding development. HSCIC chief executive Andy Williams said this had taken "many months of hard work" and would enable its expertise to be "harnessed internationally" to "drive improvements to information to improve health, not just in this country but around the world."

29 July 2014




New Value in Healthcare Forum announced

Better Value in Healthcare, a company headed by Professor Muir Gray, will be holding an event as part of its Value in Healthcare Forum on 12-13 September. The event - 'Hellish Decisions in Healthcare' - will focus on allocative efficiency, and will aim to help those responsible for resource allocation decisions to made these more effectively and to find space and money for innovation. The event is sponsored by NHS Right Care and Public Health England and will be held in Oxford - details on the website.

16 July 2014


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