Swindon deploys JAC e-prescribing module
Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust has implemented a JAC e-prescribing module alongside its existing pharmacy module, allowing it to manage its formulary and prescribing policies centrally. The trust has introduced JAC’s Outpatient e-Prescribing Module to 27 clinic rooms and around 80 prescribing users, following a short pilot. It is hoping that all outpatient prescribing will […]
Bristol uses IT to underpin foundation status
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has chosen CACI’s InView data warehouse and reporting system to underpin its transition to foundation status. The new system will allow the trust to improve data quality and support 18 week pathways, Payment by Results, performance monitoring and other information demands. InView is a web-based solution that utilises Microsoft […]
TPP launches SystmOnline self-service
TPP has completed the pilot of the patient self-service module of its SystmOnline software.
DH invests £11m in dental IT training
The DH has announced it will give an extra £11m to ten of the 11 dental teaching hospitals in England, to help fund IT systems that will support the training of dental students.
Scottish NHS gets £1m to secure USB ports
NHS boards across Scotland are to share £1m to help them improve their IT security, beginning with securing USB ports.
Basildon and Thurrock tightens security
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has held a USB stick amnesty and implemented new software to comply with DH data security requirements.
Virtualisation at the Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians has implemented a complete virtual desktop and server consolidation strategy in a bid to reduce costs and speed up deployment. Using a programme based on the VMware Infrastructure platform, the college has consolidated its server estate from multiple locations to one central datacentre containing HP blades, and established a data […]
Lancashire takes charge of USB ports
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has taken control of its USB ports using a data protection solution from Lumension Security. The trust, which employs 3,500 staff and provides mental health and substance misuse services across Lancashire, held a USB stick amnesty and replaced “rogue” devices with officially sanctioned memory sticks. It then implemented the Sanctuary […]
Virtualisation at Epsom and St Helier
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is using virtualisation for its print servers and infrastructure management, and has plans to extend virtualisation to its web and application servers. At a Hewlett Packard virtualisation round table this week, Malcolm Flier, the trust’s head of support services, said the main drivers for the move had […]
Northumbria awards Olympus pathology contract
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has awarded Olympus UK a seven-year managed service contract for core pathology. Olympus has been looking after the systems at Northumbria’s biochemistry lab for the past seven years and the trust says the “quality and accuracy” of its systems played a “significant role” in its decision to offer the company […]