Posts Tagged ‘NHS IT’

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...

NHS medical director wants consultations by Skype

Consultations may be held online to improve patient access to GP services, according to the NHS medical director. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said online to...

Winner of world’s most mismanaged health project

If there were an award for the world’s most mismanaged national health project, England’s National Programme for IT in the NHS would be a strong conten...

Medical records project shows little benefit, say MPs

The Department of Health will not deliver the £11bn programme intended to create electronic records for all 55 million NHS patients in England and has bee...

“Original vision for NHS IT will not be realised”

The original ‘vision’ for the National Programme for IT in the NHS will not be realised despite nearly £3bn having been spent on care records so far, ...

NHS lacking IT skills following National Programme

NHS trusts are lacking the IT skills needed to deliver the information changes planned by the government, according to Intellect. In a surprising warnin...

Mobile devices offer communication “step change”

Devices4, a new charity focused on improving patient care by placing modern technology in the hands of health professionals, is currently compiling publish...