Maudsley launches HealthVault-based PHR
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has launched personal online health records for its patients, using Microsoft's HealthVault platform.
Checkpoint 2 takes out more CSSs
Three NHS commissioning support services have been scrapped after failing the latest 'checkpoint' review by the NHS Commissioning Board.
NHS Direct to pilot GP appointment app
NHS Direct is considering a pilot that will allow patients in Lincolnshire to use a smartphone app to book appointments with their GP.
NHS Herefordshire links GPs with EDT Hub
NHS Herefordshire will connect another 76 GP practices to its electronic document transfer hub and expands its use to include maternity and A&E documentation, taking the total to 100.
Warning against making IG a 'black art'
Information governance is turned into a "black art" by some people in the NHS who use it as a barrier to sharing information, an Information Commissioner's Office spokesperson has said.
Record access by 2015 a 'tall order'
The government's pledge to give all patients access to their electronic health records by October 2015 is a "tall order" for busy GPs to fulfill, Dame Fiona Caldicott has said.