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Neil Paul is not impressed with the government’s new deal for GPs. Thankfully, some people are working on better ideas for dealing with patient demand than just getting docs to work harder for no more money.
1 July 2015

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In the second of his new columns, Digital Health News reporter Thomas Meek asks why mental health has seen as explosion of apps; and what needs to be done to get them into clinical and patient use.
23 June 2015

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Joe McDonald has seen some impressive record sharing efforts recently, and thinks the big remaining question is how to fund similar across the country.
15 June 2015



The Department of Health has announced that consultancy firm Accenture has won a £60 million contract to provide the new NHSmail service the same week the current system was out of action for several hours.
The use of new technology will play an important part in achieving the £22 billion in efficiency savings that NHS services in England need to make in the next five years, according to the NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens.
The successful delivery of care.data, NHS.uk and N4 “appears to be unachievable”, with all three major projects getting red lights, according to a report published by the government’s Major Projects Authority.
Members of the public will be able to add data from wearable devices to their electronic patient record by 2018, according to Tim Kelsey, national director for patients and information at NHS England.
NHS England has set up a ‘super CIC’ to act as a centre of excellence and attract funding for open source projects within health and social care.
Users of the new NHS e-Referral Service are still experiencing significant slowdown and other issues nearly two weeks after the system went live.
The use of digital technology can save the NHS in England up to £13.7 billion a year by 2020, according to Tim Kelsey, national director for patents and information.
Patients will have real-time access to their full digital health record by 2018, under new plans unveiled by NHS England.
The new NHS e-Referral Service was running well on Tuesday afternoon, but has subsequently suffered another day of problems.
The Department of Health has announced that consultancy firm Accenture has won a £60 million contract to provide the new NHSmail service the same week the current system was out of action for several hours.
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has rolled out inpatient e-prescribing in eight months, with just under £1 million of tech fund support.
The successful delivery of care.data, NHS.uk and N4 “appears to be unachievable”, with all three major projects getting red lights, according to a report published by the government’s Major Projects Authority.
Users of the new NHS e-Referral Service are still experiencing significant slowdown and other issues nearly two weeks after the system went live.
The Department of Health has announced that consultancy firm Accenture has won a £60 million contract to provide the new NHSmail service the same week the current system was out of action for several hours.
The successful delivery of care.data, NHS.uk and N4 “appears to be unachievable”, with all three major projects getting red lights, according to a report published by the government’s Major Projects Authority.
Patients will have real-time access to their full digital health record by 2018, under new plans unveiled by NHS England.
Users of the new NHS e-Referral Service are still experiencing significant slowdown and other issues nearly two weeks after the system went live.
The new NHS e-Referral Service was running well on Tuesday afternoon, but has subsequently suffered another day of problems.
News in brief
Meditech partners with Validic on patient data

Electronic patient record system supplier Meditech is working with digital health platform Validic to incorporate patient-generated data into its EPR. Validic, which provides a cloud-based platform to connect personal data from digital health applications, devices and wearables, said the deal will help Meditech to deliver more efficient remote patient monitoring, home care and wellness initiatives. The news follows a similar agreement made between fellow EPR supplier Cerner and Validic made at the end of last month. The two deals are part of a growing trend for clinical systems to integrate patient-recorded data into their own health records.

9 April 2015




TPP takes top spot on small businesses list

TPP has been named as number one in the Sunday Times’ ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ list for the second year in a row. The company has been amongst the top 100 small companies for the last six years running. According to a survey carried out as part of the ranking, 97% of staff felt that the company makes a positive difference to the world – the highest score out of all companies surveyed in the category. 96% of employees felt they could make a valuable contribution to the success of the company, while 91% believed that they didn’t spend too much time working.

17 March 2015


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