Contingency plans will remain in place until mid-next week as a two week long pathology IT crash staggers on at one of the largest trusts in the country.
Steven Bloor, the chief information officer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks to Lyn Whitfield about how its openMaxims deployment is going, and what he's learned about the benefits and risks of open source software.
In an old, red-brick workhouse in Preston is the nerve centre for a health IT infrastructure that stretches from Cheshire to the Lake District. Ben Heather visits the North West Shared Infrastructure Service.
Neil Paul wonders if the move to open up primary care systems to third parties could lead to better prescription services for patients. But what he’d really like is a rethink of how online ordering works for GPs.
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September is sepsis awareness month. This white paper outlines how technology can help to spot sepsis, and how Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is leading the deployment of Cerner's St. John Sepsis Agent in the UK.
University College London Hospitals has deployed 6PM’s StrokePad to transform the management of stroke patients. Information can now be recorded in real-time, disseminated across the clinical team, and used to support audit and coding.