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.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have deployed 6PM's Climate-HIV product. This is a specialist electronic care record for HIV medicine, developed with North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and marketed as part of 6PM's CareSolutions suite. Climate-HIV makes it easier for clinical teams to access data, to generate GP letters and other correspondence, and to collect information - including the HARS data-set, which will be mandatory for Public Health England by 2014-15. 6PM says Climate-HIV is the only HARS compliant approved product at the moment.16 July 2014
Informatics Clinical Information Systems (CIS), which has developed the Synopsis software to improve the care of patients before, during and after operations, has expanded into Sheffield. The company has operated in Glasgow since 1991, and has now opened a second base in the city's 'digital industries cluster', which is being supported by Creative Sheffield as part of a growth enhancement programme.16 July 2014