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
INRstar, a provider of anticoagulation management software, has announced that it is now able to support all the recommendations of NICE's Guideline 180 on the management of atrial fibrilation, including the latest guidance on the management of patients on new oral anticoagulants, as well as those on warfarin.29 July 2014
myPace, an app that helps health professionals and patients to tackle obesity, has won a Mobile and App Design Award. The app was developed by White October in partnership with Brunel University, which undertook research into the role of dieticians in funding obseity, and funding from the European Food Information Council. It enables all those involved in the management of obesity to set goals and monitor progress. It also sends motivational messages.16 July 2014
Northgate Public Services has appointed Matthew Bramwell as its new director of operations for IT and health. Bramwell has 25 years' experience in the UK public and private sector, and joins the company from Serco, where he was a regional operations director.16 July 2014
EuroKing Maternity Software Solutions is celebrating 30 years in business. The company, which now provides the E3.net maternity information system to trusts across the UK, was incorporated in June 1984 and supplied its first maternity system to King's College Hospital in London the following year. EuroKing is now part of the Wellbeing Software Group, which runs three further healthcare IT companies, specialising in primary care, radiology information systems, and new developments.