Posts Tagged ‘NHS IT’

“Patients deserve to know how and under what circumstances their personal data may be used”

The Government has published its response to the public consultation into the National Data Guardian for Health and Care's and Care Quality Commission's da...

Doctors using Snapchat to send patient scans to each other, panel finds

Doctors are using Snapchat to send patient scans to each other, a panel of health and tech experts has found, concluding the “digital revolution has larg...

Labour promises additional £37bn for NHS in England and improved IT systems

Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading...

NHS hospitals and GP practices in England hit by ‘cyber-attack’

NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, caused by a large-scale cyber-attack. Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cu...

NHS to get £4bn investment to complete ‘paperless’ health service push

The government has launched its latest attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England. The aim is to create a paperless service that wou...

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...