Tag results for Ambulance

NY death investigated for links to London Ambulance IT crash

An investigation will determined whether IT problems at the London Ambulance Service contributed to the death in the early hours of...

9 Jan 2017

Ambulance trust uses forms on iPads

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working with Kainos to develop a version of its Evolve patient record software...

6 Jan 2016

Summary Care Records: GPs add info

Nearly all of England's GPs are able to write additional information into a patient's Summary Care Record from within their clinical...

2 Dec 2015

QR coded helmets to help in RTAs

Starting this summer, paramedics at South East Coast Ambulance Service will be able to access details of people involved in motorcycle...

6 May 2015

Dashboard shows ambulance waiting times

A dashboard update lets NHS managers in Wales see how many ambulances are waiting at the country’s A&E departments in near real time....

10 Apr 2014

Christmas IT crash at London Ambulance

Staff at London Ambulance Service NHS Trust recorded emergency calls on paper on Christmas Day when its call management system went...

14 Jan 2014

NHS Direct faces uncertain future

Ambulance trusts and GP out-of-hours providers will take over NHS 111 services from NHS Direct by the end of November....

3 Oct 2013

Ambulance trust pulls out of procurement

The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has pulled out of a centrally funded project to provide IT systems for...

27 Sep 2013

Swedish company wins ambulance bid

A Swedish company is the preferred bidder for a £19m contract to provide IT systems for three southern ambulance trusts....

20 Sep 2013

Legal challenge holds up procurement

A programme to procure an electronic patient record system for southern ambulance trusts is on hold due to a legal challenge from one...

11 Jul 2013

South ambulance trusts issue tender

Four southern ambulance trusts have issued a tender for IT services worth £19m....

14 Jan 2013

South Ambulance awaiting approval

The business case for four southern ambulance trusts to get new IT systems is awaiting approval from the Department of Health and the...

19 Oct 2012

Defibrillator finder site launched

West Midlands Ambulance Service has launched a website that it hopes will reduce the number of lives lost because of cardiac arrests....

12 Mar 2012

LAS plans for IT go-live and failure

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust may terminate its contract with American supplier Northrop Grumman if a second attempt to go-live...

25 Jan 2012

Triage device supports first responders

Honeywell and Safe Patient Systems have launched a mobile triaging device that can transmit patient data to control centres during...

16 Dec 2011

LAS gives up on new software until 2012

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust has had so many problems with its new CommandPoint software that it will not attempt another...

20 Sep 2011

PAC calls for comparable ambulance data

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee has called for more standardised data on the performance of ambulance services in a report published...

16 Sep 2011

Kingston develops blue light comms

Researchers at Kingston University in London are seeking to patent new communication technology for frontline emergency service workers....

27 Jun 2011

NAO backs NHS Pathways

The National Audit Office has supported the use of NHS Pathways software to improve efficiency in the ambulance service....

10 Jun 2011

111 becomes number for NHS services

UK Telecoms watchdog OFCOM has given the go-ahead for 111 to become the new three digit number for accessing non-emergency healthcare...

18 Dec 2009

Seven win £20m digital dictation deals

Seven suppliers of digital dictation, voice recognition and outsource transcription software have been awarded a framework contract...

14 Aug 2009

NW Ambulance Service COIN

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10 Jul 2009

BT’s Southern LSP deal cost £546m

BT is to be paid an additional £546m for work at a limited number of NHS trusts in the South of England....

4 Jun 2009

Open all hours

NHS National Services Scotland won the Best Use of IM&T to Promote Patient Safety at last year’s BT e-Health Insider Awards for the...

14 May 2009

Team spirit

At last year’s BT e-Health Insider Awards, a virtual team won team of the year, sponsored by NHS Connecting for Health. Daloni Carlisle...

3 Apr 2009

LAS system crashes again

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25 Mar 2009

Reboot 5.3.2009

This week's installment of E-Health Insider’s look at the lighter side of life in healthcare technology....

5 Mar 2009

NHS Pathways go national

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23 Feb 2009

SCR access widens again

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17 Feb 2009

Airwave on tube but few ambulances

The Airwave radio network has been rolled out on the London Underground and has been presented as a step forward for the troubled digital...

16 Jan 2009

On the right pathway

The latest column from NHS Connecting for Health looks at the work of the award winning NHS Pathways team....

14 Jan 2009

Italian WiMAX ambulance project launched

A new ambulance communications system is using high speed, long distance WiMAX wireless connections to enable doctors to diagnose and...

6 Aug 2008

Wireless mannequin helps train health professionals

University of Portsmouth to use a portable mannequin which can be remote-controlled to talk, sweat, bleed, vomit and have a heart attack,...

21 Jul 2008

A year in review: LSPs in 2007

EHI Editor Jon Hoeksma, provides a look back at 2007 from the perspective of the NHS IT programme’s local service providers: Fujitsu,...

3 Jan 2008

Lessons learned

Southern England, perhaps more than any other region, has produced a mixed picture of NHS IT modernisation. Senior executives from...

9 Aug 2007

Consumer is king in wireless health

More consumer-driven wireless developments are on the horizon as mobile technology enjoys wider adoption in healthcare....

9 May 2007

Meet the suppliers: Ascribe

EHI talks to Stephen Critchlow, head of healthcare IT group Ascribe, about his clinical background and future plans for consolidation....

17 Aug 2006

Scots ahead

Fiona Barr looks at how electronic summaries of GP records are already in operation in Scotland, accessible by out of hours providers...

17 Apr 2006

Communicating in a crisis

Christopher Small, Director for Public Sector, Telewest Business, argues that the NHS must have robust networks in place to deal with...

26 Oct 2005

Crunch time

How will the general election affect NHS IT? E-Health Insider takes a comprehensive look at what each party has to say about the major...

27 Apr 2005

Crunch time

How will the general election affect NHS IT? E-Health Insider takes a comprehensive look at what each party has to say about the major...

27 Apr 2005

This time it's personal

Why do we need electronic health records, anyway? Gerry Yantis and Manuel Lowenhaupt of CapGemini argue that the challenges faced in...

19 Jan 2005

Words get around

Blogging is one of the success stories of the internet. E-Health Insider looks at NHS staff who blog and also how blogs are used within...

6 Jan 2005

Flexibility key, says Forrest

In an exclusive interview, Martyn Forrest, Regional Implementation Director for the North East of England sets out the challenges of...

9 Dec 2004

Keeping an eye on ID

Identifying patients to access their records can be a big problem for A&E staff and paramedics. So why not use biometric scanning,...

27 Oct 2004

The future of digital imaging

The government recently announced that all acute trusts in England will move to PACS within the next three years. This is a huge undertaking...

13 Aug 2004