Royal Free unifies comms ahead of merger
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has signed a £2m deal with Unify for its communications system.
Orthopaedic trust live with new PACS
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with its Fujifilm picture archiving and communication system.
Open source ‘mix up’ for tech fund 2
A trust listed as one of the open source suppliers in the latest round of the technology fund said it was unaware of its inclusion and will find it difficult to supply interested organisations.
DH staff in Kahootz through the cloud
The Department of Health has signed a deal with Inovem to use its Kahootz cloud-based collaboration system in a deal the government hopes will lead to “significant savings” on software licensing costs.
Open source focus for ‘tech fund 2’
An emphasis on open source solutions in the second round of the technology fund has been welcomed by suppliers, who say they expect significant interest from trusts.
Genomic data project wins cash
An attempt to establish a ‘gold standard’ benchmark for genomic data so it can be used by clinicians is among the projects to win funding from a Genomics England-led competition.
MPs look abroad for records inspiration
Patients should be allowed to “own” and interact with their medical records if they are to be fully involved in their own care, a new parliamentary report that seeks to learn from overseas experience argues.
EPRs to improve care for the elderly
The healthcare sector must make the most of new technological advances like electronic patient records to build “networks of care” for elderly people and reduce demand on formal care providers, an independent charity has said.
Greater Manchester CSU migrates CCG data
The Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit is closing the 17 data centres it manages on behalf of 12 clinical commissioning groups and moving their data to a single location.
Tweets measuring quality of care
Healthcare bosses should be careful when using “unstructured” Twitter feedback to measure the quality of a hospital’s care, according to a study done by researchers from Imperial College and Oxford University.