This month’s industry round up features news that Public Health England has selected the Stone Group to replace existing Windows 7 devices and how Push Doctor has opened a new Digital Health Campus to act as a focal point for the development of digital health in the UK.

Public Health England selects Stone Group to replace existing Windows 7 devices

Public Health England (PHE) has selected Stone Group to supply 6,200 Toshiba and Lenovo devices as it replaces its existing Windows 7 devices.

The tender, will see PHE migrate its 5,500 staff to Windows 10 devices, well ahead of the end of support for its current Windows 7 devices in January 2020.

Simon Pettit, corporate director at Stone Group, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected to support PHE with its technology refresh.

“This tender represents a significant device roll out for PHE, as a result it was clear from the start that they required a seamless deployment to ensure that there was little disruption to the important work of PHE’s staff.”

Health and Social Care Network set to boost Yorkshire and Humber services

A contract to provide the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and Public Services Network (PSN) connectivity for public services across Yorkshire and the Humber is set to cut network connectivity costs by up to 40 per cent.

The Yorkshire and Humber Partnership confirmed Harrogate-based telecommunications provider Redcentric will deliver Wide Area Network connectivity to over 60 organisations from the health and social care, local government, emergency services and transport sectors in the region.

The deal will enable 39 health organisations, 15 local authorities, four police forces, three universities and two combined authorities across Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North and North East Lincolnshire to benefit from improved network connectivity arrangements that will save money and enable them to work in integrated multi-disciplinary teams using shared buildings such as the Leeds Government Hub

It has been developed by NHS Digital to support the adoption of more standardised, integrated and cost-effective connectivity through a competitive marketplace of suppliers.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects new inventory management solution

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected Ingenica Solutions to provide a new inventory management solution.

The 360 IM solution from Ingenica will help the trust to digitally track and trace supplies and should help it gain greater efficiencies in the areas of procurement, supply chain, inventory management and patient costing.

Nicola Hall, managing director at Ingenica Solutions said, “Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust is one of a growing number of trusts to select Ingenica Solutions as its inventory management solution provider, which is absolutely fantastic.

“Our team provides OUH with a highly flexible, cost-effective solution, and importantly, one that promises to deliver reliable and sustainable change.”

Push Doctor opens dedicated Digital Health Campus

Push Doctor has opened a new Digital Health Campus to act as a focal point for the development of digital health in the UK.

The new ‘campus’ in has been developed as part of the company’s move to Arkwright House in Manchester.

The space is designed to be used by organisations, businesses and start-ups from across the country in a bid to answer some of the most pressing questions facing healthcare in this and the next century.

Push Doctor will also host regular events in the campus space encompassing all aspects of healthcare.

Joined-Up Health and Care conference marks two significant anniversaries

InterSystems will be celebrating a double anniversary at its annual Joined-Up Health & Care conference.

This year’s event at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, will take place just days before the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, and as InterSystems itself turns 40.

Highlights include a keynote speech from four-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent around the importance of teamwork, agility and motivation.

On interoperability, the conference will hear from Jeremy Goff, vice president international clinical and services solutions at KLAS Research, about its latest study in the UK.

This found that interoperability continues to pose “big challenges” to the NHS, with most information sharing taking place via 61 local shared record schemes, rather than within the core care record that clinicians use.

Full details of the event, the programme, and how to register are available on the InterSystems JUHC website.