Posts Tagged ‘NHS IT’

EPR system goes live at Cambridge NHS Trust

A new electronic patient record system that will support two hospitals to go paperless has gone live. The new system across Cambridge University Hospitals...

“Waiting list data must become more robust”

The chair of the Committee of Public Accounts comments on its new report on waiting lists which suggests the data behind them needs to be better managed an...

Profession sets NHS information challenge

The NHS must radically overhaul the way it collects and shares data if patients are to be treated safely and effectively, says a report. The report by the...

One billion pound fund for NHS IT projects

The government and NHS is to invest £1 billion in IT technology to improve clinical efficiency and safety. It will fund systems which allow hospitals, G...

NHS: IT answers lie in Services Oriented Architecture

Following the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill, the term ‘integration’ is now frequently described as ‘removing the invisible divide that h...

How IT systems can address Francis report findings

Many of the issues identified at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust could be seen at any hospital in the NHS. The overwhelming message of Francis...

Ten tips on meeting the NHS digital challenge

Following heath secretary Jeremy Hunt’s recent challenge to the NHS to ‘go paperless’ by 2018, doctors and hospitals are going to need IT tools ...

Plan to put NHS patients’ medical details online

Patients will be able to see their medical details online under plans for a "paperless NHS" in which digital records will be shared at the touch of a few b...

Increasing online access to care ramps up demand

Government plans to increase online access to medical records and e-consultations will push up demands on clinicians and increase costs, a study suggests. ...

Communications technology vital but has risks

Communications technology has become vital to the way hospital doctors work but concerns remain over patient confidentiality, research reveals. The onli...

Government advances plans to scrap NHS IT system

The government has announced plans to accelerate the dismantling of the NHS National Programme for IT. It follows the publication of a new report by the...