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Thomas Meek looks at the troubled history of NHS 111 in the first of a short series of features looking at the major healthcare IT initiatives of the present government in the run up to the general election.
25 March 2015

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On holiday in the Alps, Joe McDonald invents teleplumbing. Now he’s got big plans for Skypiatry…
23 March 2015

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Policy makers have worked out that integrated care will need integrated IT. But Ewan Davis doubts they understand how to achieve that – and suggests they should look to Moscow for ideas.
18 March 2015



A bill to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system is set to become law after passing its final reading in the House of Lords.
NHS England is calling for healthcare innovators from across the world to trial new technologies and digital services at working NHS sites.
Dr Foster Intelligence has been bought by Australian telecommunications company Telstra, nearly a decade after its launch.
The European Union has provisionally agreed changes to planned data privacy legislation that will make it easier to share data between health and social care services.
The NHS should install free wireless internet across its entire estate to act “as an instrument of social transformation”, NHS England’s Tim Kelsey says.
Kemi Adenubi is stepping down as the HSCIC's head of primary care IT to lead work on a replacement for the Secondary Uses Service, EHI News can exclusively reveal.
Emis and TPP have signed a data sharing agreement to enable direct interoperability between their clinical systems, with pilot sites set to trial information sharing within three months.
The NHS should install free wireless internet across its entire estate to act “as an instrument of social transformation”, NHS England’s Tim Kelsey says.
Electronic observations and mobile access projects are the big winners from the second round of NHS England’s Nursing Technology Fund, with 62 organisations splitting £35 million in funding.
A bill to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system is set to become law after passing its final reading in the House of Lords.
The government is optimistic about meeting its April deadline for patient access to online records, despite January figures revealing that thousands of practices were yet to offer the service.
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 European Union has provisionally agreed changes to planned data privacy legislation that will make it easier to share data between health and social care services.
The NHS should install free wireless internet across its entire estate to act “as an instrument of social transformation”, NHS England’s Tim Kelsey says.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is planning a “re-launch” of its System C Medway patient administration system after suffering a series of post-implementation problems that caused waiting list backlogs.
Emis and TPP have signed a data sharing agreement to enable direct interoperability between their clinical systems, with pilot sites set to trial information sharing within three months.
The NHS should install free wireless internet across its entire estate to act “as an instrument of social transformation”, NHS England’s Tim Kelsey says.
Hewlett Packard has launched the UK version of its electronic patient record system through NHS England’s open source programme, saying it has already received a “stellar” response.
News in brief
TPP takes top spot on small businesses list

TPP has been named as number one in the Sunday Times’ ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ list for the second year in a row. The company has been amongst the top 100 small companies for the last six years running. According to a survey carried out as part of the ranking, 97% of staff felt that the company makes a positive difference to the world – the highest score out of all companies surveyed in the category. 96% of employees felt they could make a valuable contribution to the success of the company, while 91% believed that they didn’t spend too much time working.

17 March 2015




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


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