Hospital IT contracts set up under the National Programme for IT will continue to be funded to the tune of £500 million up to 2020, NHS England has said.
A shared patient record scheme is being rolled out across Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull, using Healthcare Gateway technology.
A trial of an iPhone-connected medical device to detect hearing problems will start in Medway this month.
An open source telehealth kit built using Raspberry Pi will be piloted with heart patients at a southern NHS trust this financial year.
An IT specialist convicted of stealing equipment from a hospital and selling it on eBay must serve a 250 hours community order.
This week’s round-up includes the news that Barts Health is consolidating its three WinPath LIMS from CliniSys.
England’s four principal GP IT system suppliers are committed to developing standard open APIs and are working on a plan detailing when they will be released, NHS England has said.
Thirteen health and social care organisations in Lincolnshire will use an InterSystems portal to share patient information.
Emis Health has introduced new technology allowing a patient to digitally share their medical record with chosen clinicians.
Ireland is planning to spend up to €875 (£700m) on building an electronic health record over the next five to nine years.