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Healthcare IT news in brief

This week's industry round-up includes news of IT go-lives from NHS Wales, McKesson and TPP....

Published: 29 Apr 2016

The long Read

Read Codes are to be phased out across the NHS, and SNOMED CT must be used in primary care systems by the end of 2016 and in all IT...

Published: 5 Nov 2015

New push on standards in NIB framework

The National Information Board’s IT strategy includes a strong drive on standards, as it attempts to chart a course between a centralised...

Published: 13 Nov 2014

Coding first for Rotherham

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is using SNOMED Clinical Terms to record patients’ diagnoses and procedures....

Published: 13 Nov 2013

RCP launches Future Hospital

The Royal College of Physicians has called for a new approach to IT, built around “structured, standardised records”, to underpin its...

Published: 12 Sep 2013

The Big EPR Debate: the first 100 comments

The Big EPR Debate has triggered a lively discussion on how to make progress on electronic patient records in England. Lyn Whitfield...

Published: 24 Apr 2013

The life of Brian

Brian James, the outspoken chief executive of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, spoke to Lyn Whitfield as he got ready to retire...

Published: 3 Dec 2012

Life and LIMS

Good information systems are needed to support the promised transformation of pathology services; but politics and finances are getting...

Published: 21 Nov 2012

Future SROs expected to deliver

NHS Informatics wants to see “a major step change” in the way that national IT programmes are managed in the future, with senior responsible...

Published: 10 Jul 2012

Rotherham starts to implement Meditech

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has started the implementation of its new electronic patient record, Meditech....

Published: 21 Jun 2012
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