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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s call for a ‘paperless’ NHS was the big healthcare IT initiative of the past five years of coalition government. But are we close to achieving it – or even knowing what it means? Thomas Meek investigates.
16 April 2015

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Paul Hodgkin, the former GP and founder of Patient Opinion, reflects on a non-Marxist, Marxian revolution in his last column for EHI.
14 April 2015

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Critics of care.data say it is sitting in the “last chance saloon”. Sam Sachdeva looks at its prospects in the second of EHI News’ features looking back over the major healthcare IT initiatives of the coalition government.
9 April 2015



Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will go live with an InterSystems electronic patient record in November after becoming the first southern acute trust to have government funding approved for the project.
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is looking for a new electronic patient record to replace its existing in-house clinical results reporting system.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has confirmed that Accenture is its nominated preferred supplier for the NHSmail service.
The new NHS e-Referral Service will go-live on 15 June as part of plans to replace all paper-based referrals.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has confirmed that Accenture is its nominated preferred supplier for the NHSmail service.
The potential for smartphone apps and wearable devices to have an effect on health outcomes has come under question in an article published by the BMJ.
NHS England has finally revealed the successful projects from the second round of its technology fund, nearly a year after it first opened for applications.
Both Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Cerner Millennium as their new electronic patient record system.
The Department of Health has confirmed that the transition to a new electronic staff record system for the NHS in England and Wales will begin in June this year as part of a phased rollout to conclude in November.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will go live with an InterSystems electronic patient record in November after becoming the first southern acute trust to have government funding approved for the project.
The new NHS e-Referral Service will go-live on 15 June as part of plans to replace all paper-based referrals.
The Liberal Democrats have promised to open up access to GPs by phone and Skype in their manifesto, and to pay for this using a £250 million 'digital revolution' fund.
The potential for smartphone apps and wearable devices to have an effect on health outcomes has come under question in an article published by the BMJ.
The Liberal Democrats have promised to open up access to GPs by phone and Skype in their manifesto, and to pay for this using a £250 million 'digital revolution' fund.
The UK launch of an open source vendor neutral archive is a “key piece of the jigsaw puzzle” to create an open digital health ecosystem, NHS England’s head of open source has said.
The potential for smartphone apps and wearable devices to have an effect on health outcomes has come under question in an article published by the BMJ.
NHS England has finally revealed the successful projects from the second round of its technology fund, nearly a year after it first opened for applications.
The Liberal Democrats have promised to open up access to GPs by phone and Skype in their manifesto, and to pay for this using a £250 million 'digital revolution' fund.
News in brief
Patientrack wins SBRI funding

Patientrack has become the latest healthcare IT company to receive money from the Small Business Research Initiative funded by the Department of Health. The company has been awarded funding to develop a system to automaticaly detect and help prevent acute kidney injury, working with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

16 April 2015




GS1 UK forms advisory board

GS1 UK has formed a heatlhcare advisory board to promote its standards across the NHS,  chaired by Professor Duncan Eaton. GS1 barcoding standards were mandated for use in the NHS by the Department of Health's eProcurement strategy, and the new board will spearhead an adoption drive.

16 April 2015


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