Sir Jonathan Michael joins 6PM

Sir Jonathan Michael will become chief medical officer of 6PM next month. Sir Jonathan has been chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. He spent three years as managing director of BT Health before taking on his role at Oxford.

Contract wins and go-lives

Basildon and Thurrock chooses a VNA from Visbion

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust has purchased a Visbion vendor neutral archive on a seven year contract via NHS Supply Chain. It will be used to create an enterprise-wide store for all radiology, cardiology, endoscopy, ophthalmology and medical illustration images.  It will also be used to repatriate all images which are currently in the central data store as part of the NHS National Programme for IT.

CNWL live with SystmOne

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with SystmOne Community, SystmOne Community Hospital and SystmOne Child Health across the Trust’s Milton Keynes sites. The Trust  signed a ten year contract with TPP in January, to create an integrated electronic health record for all of its patients and provide functionality for mobile working, electronic prescribing and a system for order communications. SystmOne will replace both the Servelec RiO system and the JADE system.

East Kent hospitals track mobile devices

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trustis using Radio Frequency Identification Discovery from Harland Simon to automatically track the location of 3000 mobile medical devices across 3 hospital sites. RFID Discovery has been fully integrated with East Kent’s F2 asset management system from Infohealth, so location data for medical devices is accessible directly through the F2 asset database.

Systems announcements

InterSystems to preview labs system

InterSystems will preview its laboratory business management system at the IBMS Congress in Birmingham this month. The new software is due to launch in quarter 2 of 2016, but will be available for demonstration at the congress to illustrate how laboratory management systems need to evolve to better respond to the changing pathology needs of healthcare services in the UK.
Groundvision adds physio observations

Groundvision has added new physio observations to its Early Warning Scores on its electronic patient track and trigger solutions. The  observations include the Glasgow Coma Scale, Bristol stool, blood glucose levels, fluid balance and patient acuity/dependency. This means users can receive alerts when patients are at risk in many more situations.

Other news

Mayden Awarded ISO 27001 certification

Mayden has been accredited with ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management certification by the business standards company. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised information security management standard which ensures that a business has stringent processes in place to identify, manage and reduce risks to information security. The certification demonstrates that an organisation is following international information security best practices.

MedCity launches health tech competition

MedCity and Design Council have launched a competition for medtech entrepreneurs to develop effective, usable and commercially successful health technologies that can support older people or those with debilitating medical conditions to lead more independent lives. Online entries are due by 23 October. The winning ten individuals or teams at this event will then develop their product at an intensive two-day workshop followed by a ten-week hands-on accelerator coaching programme.