Birmingham's largest group practice, the Midlands Medical Partnership, is using Lexacom's secure cloud technology to enable its ten practices to access dications from any site. The company says this enables doctors to share information securely and their secretaries to provide a more flexible support service. Lexacom also integrates with the practices' medical system, SystmOne, which means doctors can easily retrieve patient information and add files or notes to the dictation; which, once typed, is filed back into the patient notes.20 November 2014
Caradigm has launched an application called Ward Round to provide clinical teams with quick information about their patients in a single view. Ward Round captures and displays: medical history, current medications, laboratory test results, investigation reports, vital signs observations, and a jobs list for each patient. It has been designed for mobile devices and has a secure log-in through an encrypted user IT and password that validates users against a trust's existing Active Directory.6 November 2014
BridgeHead has launched an independent clinical archive for the long-term storage protection and sharing of hospital data. BridgeHead HealthStore is a modular solution that is built on top of the company's Healthcare Data Management Platform, and the company says it will enable hospitals to standardise acess to key parts of the patient record, while freeing them from using any one system to locate this information. Specifically, it offers standards-based integration with clinical data (HL7, unstructured files, DICOM and XDS), and maintains its own meta-data so content can be found and made accessible in the future, without having to migrate it from one store to another.6 November 2014
BT has announced a new, secure, managed hosting service for the healthcare market, called BT Compute for Health. The company says the service can support applications that range from electronic patient records to SharePoint installations. All the information will be hosted by BT in a dual-sited, secure UK datacentre and delivered via N3, the NHS' secure network. As such, it can be used for applications that contain patient identifiable data.6 November 2014
Tiara9, a specialist appointment and managemetn system for therapy, has successfully completed the e-Referrals / Choose and Book certification process, after running without incident at its 'first of type' site, Frimley Park Hospital. This means that any organisation seeking any qualified provider contracts can now use it to enable GPs to book its services directly. Tiara9 has been developed by Ethitec, and is used by occupational therapy, physiotherapy, diabetes, speech and language teams at Frimley Park.