5 July 2015 18:30

Evidence of the benefits of many Nursing Technology Fund projects is "scarce", a report commissioned by NHS England reveals.
3 July 2015

Significant delays to the General Practice Extraction Service have seen costs rise from £14 million to £40 million - and design failures mean it is unlikely to have a long-term future, a National Audit Office report has said.
2 July 2015

Accenture wins NHSmail as crash reported

30 June 2015

EE to provide interim NHSmail SMS

29 June 2015

Open source 'super CIC' created

25 June 2015

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Tech Mahindra and Circle agree £50 million deal

Tech Mahindra has been named as technology partner for Circle Health in a deal worth a projected £50 million over 10 years.

Circle will provide access to its hospitals, clinicians and experience of running healthcare, allowing Tech Mahindra to develop and adopt new technologies that improve patient care, operational delivery and to reduce costs for all parties.

Tech Mahindra will develop new IT solutions for Circle’s hospitals and NHS management contracts - giving access to technologies that it has deployed in other sectors such as the telecoms sector, supporting the adoption of mobile healthcare solutions.

Initial focus will be on the creation of a new state of the art hospital in Birmingham.

2 July 2015

Now Pharmacy gets EPS approval

Online pharmacy service Now Pharmacy has been approved to handle NHS prescriptions via the electronic prescription service.

The pharmacy already dispenses private prescriptions via the Dr Now app, which gives access to UK-registered doctors through video-based consultation and delivers prescriptions nationwide.

The new approval means patients that nominate Now Pharmacy as their chosen pharmacist with their GP practice can have prescriptions delivered to their home or office free of charge.

Registered patients are prompted by text, email or phone when their prescription is due.

29 June 2015

Ashford and St Peter's latest to take VitalPac

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is implementing the VitalPac patient observations and early warning score calculation system, using money from the Nursing Technology Fund. The aim is to roll-out the system to two wards per week from the end of June, with the whole project complete by the autumn. The Learning Clinic, which developed the system, estimates that it is now in use in 600 wards in 45 hospitals.

25 June 2015

Aridhia platform to analyse oral health

Aridhia’s AnalytiXagility data analytics platform will underpin a £4.3 million Europe-wide project to improve oral healthcare. Partners in the ADVOCATE project, coordinated by University of Leeds, will provide raw data for Aridhia to analyse to determine where outcomes can be improved. Aridhia will also create a bespoke dashboard and app for the project, which is funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 programme.

25 June 2015

East Surrey chooses Emis

East Surrey social enterprise First Community Health and Care has chosen EMIS Web as its new electronic patient record, replacing Servelec’s RiO. The organisation is the fifth community provider to have switched from RiO to Emis Web in the south of England using the London and Southern Framework. One of the main drivers for the decision was the “interoperable nature” of EMIS Web, said Will Lewis, head of IM&T.

25 June 2015

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