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The Free Diagnostic Pathology Software Project is an EHI Award winning open source product that aims to improve cancer diagnosis. Jennifer Trueland talks to its developer, Fred Mayall.
2 March 2015

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GP Neil Paul wonders why an “implementation gap” so often opens up between a simple idea and actually doing it; whether that’s handing out tablet computers, or providing remote access to records and systems.
2 March 2015


Leeds Teaching’s CNIO has moved from a reluctant IT convert to a nursing informatics leader during her 20 years in the NHS. She spoke to Sam Sachdeva.
25 February 2015



Lingering questions dogging NHS England's controversial care.data programme will hold up progress on its pilot phase until after the May general election, Tim Kelsey has confirmed for the first time.
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and Islington Council have become the first organisations in the country to go live with a new project to improve information sharing between the NHS and social care.
The NHS Choices website must expand beyond its current audience of “healthy, wealthy mums” to meet the needs of elderly and poor citizens, NHS England has said.
NHS England’s second technology fund has been cut by nearly £200 million, with only one-fifth of bidders to receive any money, EHI News has exclusively learned.
Plans to give Greater Manchester control of an integrated £6 billion NHS and social care budget will need to overcome the technological obstacles of systems integration and data sharing, health IT experts say.
The Scottish government is facing criticism over plans to share information held in an NHS database with other public bodies.
NHS England’s second technology fund has been cut by nearly £200 million, with only one-fifth of bidders to receive any money, EHI News has exclusively learned.
NHS Shared Business Services has launched a new clinical information systems framework that could be worth up to £1.25 billion, with 26 different suppliers offering solutions.
Three acute trusts in the South Local Clinical Systems programme are moving ahead with implementation plans for InterSystems’ TrakCare, starting later this year.
The growing use of electronic patient records could encourage a culture of “electronic ambulance chasing” as people hunt for evidence of medical negligence, according to new research.
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and Islington Council have become the first organisations in the country to go live with a new project to improve information sharing between the NHS and social care.
Lingering questions dogging NHS England's controversial care.data programme will hold up progress on its pilot phase until after the May general election, Tim Kelsey has confirmed for the first time.
NHS England’s second technology fund has been cut by nearly £200 million, with only one-fifth of bidders to receive any money, EHI News has exclusively learned.
Plans to give Greater Manchester control of an integrated £6 billion NHS and social care budget will need to overcome the technological obstacles of systems integration and data sharing, health IT experts say.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system from JAC.
NHS England’s second technology fund has been cut by nearly £200 million, with only one-fifth of bidders to receive any money, EHI News has exclusively learned.
Open source projects will likely be the stand-out winners of NHS England’s tech fund 2 awards, EHI News has learned.
NHS Shared Business Services has launched a new clinical information systems framework that could be worth up to £1.25 billion, with 26 different suppliers offering solutions.
News in brief
Emis does deal with Niche Health for report software

Emis has signed a five-year deal with Niche Health to use its software, which creates and electronically sends reports for third-party organisations – such as insurers - while automatically redacting sensitive information. The company’s Intelligent General Practice Reporting software will be deployed free of charge to all Emis GP practices under the partnership agreement. Guy Bridgewater, Niche Health’s managing director, said: “Supporting GPs on their paperless journey is a key focus for Niche Health so we are delighted to be working with Emis to deliver our ground breaking iGPR solution to all Emis GP practices.”

3 March 2015




ESPO launches document management framework contract

ESPO, a public sector purchasing organisation, has launched a new electronic document scanning solutions framework, aimed particularly at the NHS. The framework, which is also available to local authorities, schools, and similar bodies, includes scanning, storing and disposing of documetns and the supply of software and consultancy services. Nasir Makda, category manager at EPSO's building and facilities management team, said the framework would mean that NHS organisations would not need to go through a full OJEU tendering process to secure these products and services, as they sought to deliver on health secretary Jeremy Hunt's call for a 'paperless' NHS by 2018.

24 February 2015


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