Today’s health IT news in brief covers an expansion of shared records in East London, and the continuing fallout from the cyberattack on US radiation monitoring firm Landauer.
Cerner supports expansion of shared records in East London
Community staff in East London have greater access to patient records following the extension of Cerner’s Health Information Exchange platform (HIE).
The new expansion means community staff at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be able to view information on a patient recorded by their acute colleagues, and vice versa. Health visitors will now be able to view hospital and A&E admissions for an individual, as well as planned follow up care, via the system.
The platform was originally introduced to share patient records between GPs in the City of London and Hackney and acute staff in Homerton. It subsequently connected Homerton with Barts Health NHS Trust.
Plans are already in place for further expansion of the system, including its use in mental health.
More NHS staff affected by Landauer data breach
Another NHS trust has been affected by the cyberattack on US radiation monitoring firm Landauer.
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation has confirmed 300 of their staff members had their details stolen from one of the company’s UK computer servers.
Last month, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced it was “making enquiries” into the hack, which occurred last October and is already known to have affected healthcare organisations across Wales and Scotland as well as a number of English trusts.
Docman 10 ordered by 800 practices
Some 800 GP practices have ordered Docman’s new cloud-based platform for the management of care transfers, the company has announced.
Docman 10 is set to launch next month. The platform is accessed entirely through a web browser, meaning users can securely access clinical documents and structured data from anywhere through any device. It has been specifically designed to make it possible to share records over a wider health landscape.
Private clinic opts for Fujifilm
Twenty-five Harley Street has installed the Fujifilm Visionary Suite DR room solution and Synapse PACS package. Bob Davidson, chief executive at the private clinic – which specialises in women’s health – reported that the products “allow us to provide a comprehensive medical imaging service to our patients”.