Cumbria launches child risk e-referrals
NHS trusts in Cumbria can now make electronic referrals to social care services if they believe a child is at risk, using the Strata ‘air traffic control’ system.
Warrington to deploy Lorenzo EPR
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to deploy the Lorenzo electronic patient record system after successfully bidding for Department of Health funding to support the project.
Ealing midwives take to tablets
Ealing Hospital has gone live with a new offline information system that lets midwives keep track of patient data using a mobile tablet device.
Scottish data share plan survives vote
Scottish government plans to share data from a central NHS database with other public bodies have narrowly survived a Holyrood vote.
NIB looking for quick wins
The newly established National Information Board has said it needs some “quick wins” to convince the public and healthcare professionals that the NHS is making progress on its paperless agenda.
BSI to publish apps standards
The British Standards Institution is set to publish guidelines on the development of healthcare apps in April this year.
Tech fund 2 money may return – Hunt
Nearly £200 million slashed from NHS England’s technology fund may be reinstated in future as part of a “staged roll-out”, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
Election won’t stop 5YFV – Stevens
The “success or failure” of the ‘Five Year Forward View’ depends on the contribution of healthcare IT, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said; and that will be the case whoever takes power in May.
Tower Hamlets leads on mental health
NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group is taking the lead on a new £2.4 million digital mental health service covering the whole of London.
ICT service launches whistleblowing tool
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Luton ICT Services has launched a feedback tool that it says provides a simple, anonymous solution for NHS staff and patients to report concerns about the way services are run.