The Isle of Man Government's Department of Health and Social Care, working with the Government Technology Services Unit, has renewed its contract with System C, and agreed that it will deploy its latest Medway electronic patient record system over the next 12 months; replacing the Medway system installed in 2007. Minister for health and social care Howard Quayle said the move would involve a significant change mangement programme, but also help to improve efficiency and reduce patient safety risks.16 October 2014
Clinical Architecture has announced that it is expanding and that it has appointed Samuel Elliott to head up its business development team. The company is a specialist in healthcare terminology management and, by extension, on the capture, storage, sharing and use of information. It has a semantic operating system, Symedical, and works with large system vendors, inlcuding Allscripts. The company will be on stand C80 at EHI Live 2014.16 October 2014
BridgeHead Software has formed a partnership with CSA Waverley to offer healthcare providers a combined IT infrastructure with enhanced data managaement capabilities. The partnership will enable the two companies to offer hardward, software and services, to "fully manage their data lifecycle from 'cradle to grave'."
16 October 2014
A website has been launched to help GP practice managers to find the suppliers they need. Practiceindex.co.uk promises to list hundreds of customers, and to operate a 'TripAdvisor' style rating system, so everyone using it can see how is getting a good service. The site will cover everything from stationery to medical equipment, and services companies. It will also host jobs, training, events, blogs and forums on which registered users can discuss issues.16 October 2014
Essentia, a public sector consultancy, is gonig to launch The Essential SAM Network, which is a knowledge-sharing community for NHS staff responsible for software asset management. Since 2010, all NHS organisations have had to take responsibility for acquiring and managing their own software licenses, and this has led to significant work and costs. The network will enable organisations to learn from and support each other, in order to reduce this.16 October 2014