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Healthcare IT news in brief

This week's round-up of health IT news includes two updates from Wales about piloting e-referral functionality and a GP2GP system....

Published: 26 Feb 2016

Accenture looks set to take over NHSmail

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has confirmed that Accenture is its nominated preferred supplier for the NHSmail service....

Published: 16 Apr 2015

HSCIC 'chipping away' at NME exit plans

Progress is being made in managing the transition away from local service provider contracts in the North, Midlands and East of England,...

Published: 19 Jan 2015

NHSmail SMS funding extended for GPs

NHS England has extended central funding of email-to-SMS services for primary care organisations using NHSmail, after the DH caused...

Published: 22 Dec 2014

2020 vision

The latest “framework” for NHS IT has received a cautious welcome. Now analysts, trusts and suppliers want more detail; and to find...

Published: 20 Nov 2014

TechUK launches five year strategy

TechUK has launched a five year "roadmap" to drive digital innovation and growth in the UK economy that calls for more IT innovation...

Published: 18 Sep 2014

Central funding of NHSmail SMS to end

Plans to end central funding of email-to-SMS services for NHSmail2 will “go down like a lead balloon” with GPs, a primary care leader...

Published: 15 Jul 2014

DH staff in Kahootz through the cloud

The Department of Health has signed a deal with Inovem to use its Kahootz cloud-based collaboration system in a deal the government...

Published: 16 May 2014

Blowing in

The government is confident that cloud-based services are the future of IT in the public sector; and many suppliers agree with it....

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Published: 25 Mar 2014

Treasury approves e-referrals spend

EXCLUSIVE: The Choose and Book contract with Atos has been extended for another year while InTechnology builds the new NHS e-referral...

Published: 16 Dec 2013
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