As an investigation into five-hour outage, during which a patient died, continues the service says its computer aided dispatch system is at ongoing risk of failure.
An investigation will determined whether IT problems at the London Ambulance Service contributed to the death in the early hours of New Years’ Day.
Ambulance dispatchers in the capital were reduced to using pen and paper on one of the busiest nights of the year.
Whipps Cross University Hospital has had a electronic patient record for years but many staff are still using paper.
A billion-pound framework aimed at improving health IT has gone live, with a score of trusts lining up to procure new kit.
The five London ‘STP footprints’ want at least £300 million to digitally transform health and social care. But NHS national leaders are sceptical.
GPs across Greater London and surrounding counties will be provided with access to video consultations software, with hopes it will jump start the historically slow uptake of the technology.
Two STP footprints have been released and both are asking for serious cash from government for digital transformation projects.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is switching to Cerner, and creating a single shared electronic patient record with a neighbouring trust.
This month’s app round up covers an ambulance service making an innovative use of apps, alongside a company hoping to give everyone a therapist in their pocket.