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Medway NHS Foundation Trust has become the first in the country to appoint a chief quality officer to its board. Lyn Whitfield talks to Trisha Bain, the former director of informatics taking on the new role.
20 May 2015


CSC’s head of healthcare in the UK tells Jon Hoeksma the company has “stayed the course” on Lorenzo, but its future lies in supporting new service models.
20 May 2015

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On a recent trip to London, Joe McDonald found himself using an online GP service; and realised it worked on the EasyJet model. Can the NHS manage to adopt this kind of innovation?
13 May 2015



All NHS hospitals, health centres and GP surgeries in Worcestershire will receive IT support from independent provider Computacenter as part of a five-year agreement worth up to £18 million.
Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has signed a ten-year, £23 million deal to continue using Cerner Millennium beyond the end of its national contract for the system.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to implement an electronic document management system to support its electronic patient record and the struggling Princess Royal University Hospital.
Data about the surcharge status of immigrants using the NHS has been uploaded to the NHS data Spine, the Health and Social Care Information Centre has confirmed.
CSC, the global technology company that markets the electronic patient record Lorenzo, has announced it is splitting into two separate businesses.
The directors of Barts Health NHS Trust lack confidence in their own data and its staff face significant records challenges, according to Professor Sir Mike Richards, the chief inspector of hospitals.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become one of the first trusts in the UK to use the newly launched Apple Watch as part of patient care.
Doctors should only use medical apps with an official CE mark, new guidance from the Royal College of Physicians says.
Clinicians at a central London trust threatened to throw their tablet computers into a canal before confidence was built in adopting mobile working, an electronic patient record clinical lead has said.
Data about the surcharge status of immigrants using the NHS has been uploaded to the NHS data Spine, the Health and Social Care Information Centre has confirmed.
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has deployed the mobile electronic observations system VitalPAC to record vital signs of patients across its wards.
Data about the surcharge status of immigrants using the NHS has been uploaded to the NHS data Spine, the Health and Social Care Information Centre has confirmed.
Prime Minister David Cameron today used his first major speech since the election to push forward the Conservative Party’s plans for a seven-day NHS, indicating that this would include making use of technologies such as Skype.
Nearly all GP practices in England are able to offer a variety of online services to patients, including access to a summary of their record, appointment booking, and ordering repeat prescriptions.
Prime Minister David Cameron today used his first major speech since the election to push forward the Conservative Party’s plans for a seven-day NHS, indicating that this would include making use of technologies such as Skype.
Data about the surcharge status of immigrants using the NHS has been uploaded to the NHS data Spine, the Health and Social Care Information Centre has confirmed.
Doctors should only use medical apps with an official CE mark, new guidance from the Royal College of Physicians says.
News in brief
Nuance launches Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3

Nuance Communications has launched the English version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3, a front-end, real-time speech recognition solution for single worker users in primary care practices and clinics. It is designed to be easy to deploy and to use with departmental systems or electronic medical records. Dr Alastair Dickson, a GP and health economist, argued in a company statement that it makes it easier for doctors to keep detailed and comprehensive notes, which is particularly important now more patients are getting access to their medical records.

12 May 2015




Brain health company wins Innovate UK grant

Ixico has won an Innovate UK grant to develop its Assessa medical device technology, which aims to quantify the vascular disease burden in patients with CNS diseases and to enable better targetted clinical trials. The company will be working with Imperial College London and Edinburgh University on the project, which has won £1 million from the old Technology Strategy Board. Assessa is a CE marked medical device to support the diagnosis of dementia through the automated, quantitative assessment of structural brain MRI in combination with other clinical data. It is a web-based system already accessible to clinicians in Europe and Canada that is looking to extend to other CNS diseases.

12 May 2015


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