This week’s industry round up covers a new acquisition and some software changes that leverage wearable health data.  It includes Sunquest’s acquisition of NHS developed technology, a new e-rostering service in Leeds and recognition of technology’s important role at the Patient Safety Awards.

Sunquest to commercialise NHS patient flow tech

Technology developed at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has been snapped up by an American tech company. Sunquest Information Systems has bought the trust’s electronic patient flow technology, for managing bed usage electronically in real time. It will be sold as add-on for company’s existing healthcare platform, Integrated Clinical Environment or Ice.

Leeds Community Healthcare picks RotaMaster

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has chosen RotaMaster for its e-rostering software. RotaMaster is a product of Yorkshire company IQUS Lltd, founded by practising GP Dr Chris Jones in 1999. The software has previously been used mostly by GP federations and other out-of-hospital providers. The trust expects to go live with pilot services in autumn this year.


Patient Safety Awards recognise Emerging Technology and IT

Nine health organisations have been shortlisted for the Patient Safety Awards based on their technology prowess. The shortlist for the Emerging Technology and IT includes Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust, Deontics Ltd, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, King’s Health Partners and Lambeth and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sensium Healthcare and the Walton Centre. Among the technologies being recognised is the Isle of Wight CCG’s patient self-testing pilot for people on anticoagulation therapy, using INRstar’s software. The winner of the the awards with be announced on 5 July.


Medelinked links into wearable data

Online health platform Medelinked can now integrate wearable health data such sleep monitoring and oxygen saturation. This information can be channelled from Apple Health, Samsug S Health, FitBit and Withings devices. The changes also allow patients to share this information with health professional. As part of the upgrade, Medelinked will also now “autocomplete” complex clinical terms when records are being added manually.