E-Health Insider’s industry news round up for the week ending 9 May 2008 featuring supplier news, appointments and awards.

Supplier news

Salford deploy CACI management information system

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has chosen the InView management information system from CACI to improve clinical reporting and support the their quality agenda. InView, which utilises a SQL server data warehouse and BusinessObjects web reporting, will be used by Salford Royal to support a number of informatics challenges, including the Quality Agenda, 18 week Referral to Treatment and Payment by Results.

EuroKing sign 12 new contracts 

Since the beginning of 2008, 12 hospitals and NHS trusts across the UK and Ireland have chosen EuroKing Miracle as their preferred supplier including Royal Berkshire Taunton & Yeovil, Limerick and Dundee, who have also purchased ViewPoint, a fetal and gynaecological diagnosis and reporting system.

New motion systems launched for the NHS

European Technology for Business has developed new diagnostic motion systems to help with conditions such as Parkinson’s diseases. The company says the product will enable clinicians to substantially reduce the cost of diagnostics and treatment by having on demand accurate information about how their patient is moving. The systems have been designed to help with after care treatment, allowing clinicians to assess if the patent is improving or if a patient is over doing their rehabilitation and potentially causing further damage.

NHS PASA appoints PDMS for government car leasing portal

The NHS Purchasing & Supply Agency (NHS PASA) has appointed software company PDMS to develop a pan-government car leasing portal. The announcement comes following a competitive tender process initiated through the OGCbuying.solution’s Catalist Framework. “The new pan-government framework is a major advance in car leasing for the UK government, and we are very proud to have been selected to develop its web presence to make it easy for users to access the full range of benefits,” said Chris Gledhill, managing director at PDMS.

BridgeForward offers NHS discounted integration

BridgeForward Software, a provider of application integration technology, has announced a discounted pricing scheme for NHS trusts who require enhanced application integration to their iSoft iPM and iCM solutions. Bridgeforward say their ClearSpan Server can be used to connect a multitude of clinical, departmental and administrative applications to iPM and/or iCM and can be purchased by the NHS for a reduced fee. John Moriarty, BridgeForward’s chief executive officer, said: “With ClearSpan Server, any clinical or departmental application can easily connect and share information with iPM or iCM. This low cost, easy to implement capability has helped a number of Trusts get full value of their entire best of breed environment. It makes ‘choice’ an affordable reality.”


GreenPeak appoint new head of US office

Barry Blount, Director of Business Development, has been named the new head of GreenPeak Technologies new office in the US and will be responsible for driving business development in the USA.

Ideal Training appont NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework specialist

Ideal Training has recruited Andrew Raynes to develop and roll out a programme of accredited training courses in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. The training courses provide opportunities for the continuous professional development of NHS staff through the Care Information System Users Competencies and Qualification.

Siemens appoint new head of diagnostics division

Donal Quinn has been appointed new head of the diagnostics division of the Siemens Healthcare sector. In his new position, Quinn succeeds Jim Reid-Anderson, who on May 1 became the new CEO of this sector. Prior to his new job, Quinn served as executive vice president and chief customer officer of the diagnostics division since November 2007.

iPlato appoint new chief medical officer

iPlato has appointed Dr Josip Car as chief medical officer to accelerate the development of the company’s service offering and to emphasise its commitment to deliver evidence and outcomes. “With a rapidly growing patient base and platform integrated to the current healthcare delivery system, I feel that there is a magnificent opportunity to expand the offering and really improve the health of patients and populations,” he said.


Entries open for BT e-Health Insider Awards 2008

New categories in the BT e-Health Insider Awards 2008 launched today will reward excellent work by healthcare information and communications technology professionals in vital areas such as patient safety, security and wireless working. Details of the awards and online entry forms are at: www.ehealthawards.com.