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In the first of a new, monthly column looking at disruptive technologies, Digital Health reporter Thomas Meek considers the potential of the Apple Watch – and why so many EPR vendors are rushing to link up with it.
20 May 2015

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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



NHS England is testing an online version of non-emergency phone service NHS 111 that uses a simplified version of the algorithm used by call handlers.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has upgraded its desktop environment in preparation for the roll-out of Cerner Millennium clinical functionality later in the year.
Prime Endoscopy Bristol has gone paperless and has nurses doing SNOMED coding while in clinic using a system from Responsive Health.
A GP e-consultation and self-help web service expects to reach 2 million patients by this time next year.
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.
EHI News has changed and become Digital Health News; a new name to reflect the changing face of healthcare IT and digital health and social care.
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.
The opening of Glasgow’s new £842 million super hospital has been a “catalyst” towards moving to a paper-free environment, its IT lead has said.
NHS England is testing an online version of non-emergency phone service NHS 111 that uses a simplified version of the algorithm used by call handlers.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has upgraded its desktop environment in preparation for the roll-out of Cerner Millennium clinical functionality later in the year.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust plans to market its online referral system, NORSe, to other NHS trusts.
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.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has upgraded its desktop environment in preparation for the roll-out of Cerner Millennium clinical functionality later in the year.
NHS England is testing an online version of non-emergency phone service NHS 111 that uses a simplified version of the algorithm used by call handlers.
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.
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.
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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