NPfIT contracts to get further £500m
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.
Morecambe Bay sticks with CSC’s Lorenzo
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has decided to stick with Lorenzo when its national contract for the electronic patient record expires this July.
Dudley Group tenders for EPR
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has issued a tender for an electronic patient record in a shift in the way that it delivers IT.
Ireland details €875m EHR plans
Ireland is planning to spend up to €875 (£700m) on building an electronic health record over the next five to nine years.
Nuffield Health to implement InterSystems TrakCare
Nuffield Health, the not-for-profit that runs hospitals, gyms and corporate health schemes across the UK, is to implement an electronic health record using InterSystems’ TrakCare.
Special report: Maternity
Baroness Cumberlege’s latest review of maternity services made several recommendations on IT systems; and could prove to be a turning point for innovation and adoption. Kim Thomas reports.
North Tees delays phase 2 of TrakCare EPR
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has delayed phase two of its TrakCare electronic patient record programme as it deals with data recording and reporting issues and staff get used to the new computer system.
‘iSoft7’ hospitals extend EPR contracts
Six of the ‘iSoft7’ NHS trusts that retained their iSoft systems rather than enter the National Programme for IT have extended their contracts with CSC to cover the procurement and implementation of new electronic patient records.
Epic round-up: seven stories worth another read
Articles involving US software company Epic really seem to get our readers going, so we’ve decided to recap our coverage over the past year for anyone who missed it, or who wants to jog their memory.
Sheffield links £12m shortfall to Lorenzo implementation
Challenges with booking and reporting patient activity following the implementation of Lorenzo at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are contributing to major activity under-performance, which has cost the trust £12 million to date.