This month’s round up of news from the world of healthcare apps and mobile developments kicks off with the widely-covered Health4Life sugar cubes calculator.
The recently opened West Cumberland Hospital in Cumbria has gone live with a new computer system for its intensive care unit.
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working with Kainos to develop a version of its Evolve patient record software for ambulance services, and piloting the use of iPads to let paramedics complete forms to add to the system.
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust plans to upgrade its Meditech electronic patient record in the next few months.
A Southampton hospital plans to digitise its existing patient records and replace paper processes with electronic forms using Hyland’s electronic document management system OnBase by Hyland, before closing its records library in 2017.
Free wi-fi will be available across all NHS buildings in England as part of the government’s commitment to a paperless health service by 2020, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
The medical records of patients at a mental health trust in Leeds are now available on the city’s shared electronic care record.
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented CSC’s Lorenzo electronic patient record.
Effective use of digital technology helped Cumbria’s healthcare system cope during recent floods that have devastated the region, NHS Cumbria’s chief clinical information officer has said.
Welsh patients will access their medical record online and use smartphones to manage their health as part of a five-year digital health strategy published by the Welsh government.