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Healthcare IT news in brief

This week’s industry round-up includes a number of contract announcements from Hitachi, ANS and 6PM....

Published: 12 Feb 2016

33,000 patients go with the Flo

A telehealth text messaging system developed in Stoke has been adopted by more than 70 health and social care services across the UK....

Published: 12 Feb 2016

SCR in outpatients and police rooms

Access to NHS Summary Care Records is being extended to scheduled care settings and dedicated medical rooms in police stations....

Published: 11 Feb 2016

E-discharge uptake revealed by DMI

EXCLUSIVE: Around two thirds of NHS trusts are sharing discharge summaries electronically with GPs and one fifth are prescribing electronically,...

Published: 10 Feb 2016

Another view: of funding GP workload

A review of the funding formula for GPs may be on the way. Neil Paul has been pulling together data that suggests it must look at the...

Published: 9 Feb 2016

Massive health IT framework coming soon

A massive new framework tender for electronic patient records, hosting, portals, mobile working and many other digital solutions will...

Published: 8 Feb 2016

Hunt announces £4.2 billion for NHS IT

The government will spend £4.2 billion on NHS technology over the next five years, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said....

Published: 7 Feb 2016

Emis Health opens Web to third parties

Emis Health has announced an update to its Emis Web clinical system that will allow it to interoperate with any third party supplier...

Published: 4 Feb 2016

Enter the CCG: on the snail at the backdoor

John Lockley worries that the NHS is going down the line of centralised, expensive ‘solutions’ to cybercrime, when what it needs is...

Published: 3 Feb 2016

Ireland consults public on identifier

Ireland’s Health Service Executive has launched a public consultation on the privacy implications of creating a unique health identifier,...

Published: 3 Feb 2016
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