N3 ‘stifling innovation’
The N3 network is stifling innovation, preventing sharing of information and addressing fundamentally the wrong security question, a question time session at eHealth Insider Live 2010 agreed.
James says EPR must pay for itself
Brian James, chief executive of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, has spelt out how the trust will fund its new EPR, which is due to go live in May 2011.
WSD sites enrol just one patient in ten
A senior adviser on telehealth has told eHealth Insider Live 2010 that the whole system demonstrator sites have been able to recruit fewer than one in ten people eligible for support.
PACS group calls for XDS-I imaging
EHealth Insider Live 2010 has heard an impassioned plea for standards-based interoperability in imaging, as the end of the Department of Health PACS contracts approaches in 2013.
Wales to roll out predictive risk tool
Health Solutions Wales is set to roll out a new tool to predict patients at risk of emergency hospital admission on 1 April. The tool, called PRISM, allows GPs to log into a web-based system where they can view their patient population stratified for risk of emergency admission to hospital in the next 12 months. […]
Trusts ‘treat IG return as box-ticking’
Too many trusts are using the Information Governance Toolkit return as a tick-box exercise rather than as a means to ensure that confidential information is safe, a conference has heard. Tony Cobain, head of IM&T for Mersey Internal Audit and Assurance, told the CHKS annual user group conference in London that about a third of trusts […]
Doc ratings site moves into charity work
The controversial website iwantgreatcare, which allows patients to rate their doctors, is expanding into other areas of NHS work, in a move that aligns with Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s call for public service users to be able to rate them.
Daloni Carlisle looks at the tools on offer and the use that trusts are making of them.
Kettering accelerates access to images
Kettering General Hospital has deployed WAN optimisation technology to transfer radiology files of up to 500Mb to a clinic 12 miles – and five LAN network hops – from its main campus. The trust says this has reduced image loading times by 80%, delivering significant cost savings, clinical benefits and leveraging the existing PACS and […]
Digital dictation becomes software as a service
Digital dictation specialist WinScribe has launched software as a service option – with the first UK NHS installation now up and running. WinScribe claims its OnDemand SaaS is cost effective and overcomes some of the headaches of installing software on site. Rather than pay licence fees for individual users, which can be as high as […]