Keeping an eye on ID
Identifying patients to access their records can be a big problem for A&E staff and paramedics. So why not use biometric scanning, wonders Michael Casey?
A few billion between friends?
After a week of headlines about implementation costs for the NHS IT modernisation programme E-Health Insider takes a rain check on understanding of this key issue.
Life outside NPfIT: Wales
In the first part of a series, E-Health Insider looks at the developments in healthcare IT in Wales, under the Informing Healthcare programme.
Virus concern for radiology
Medical scanners hit by viruses and worms can be put out of action for weeks while manufacturers decide how the problem can be fixed and whether patches to prevent future problems can be applied, an investigation by E-Health Insider has found.
MedInfo 2004: a global view of health connectivity
Health IT leaders from England, Australia, Canada and the US met at the recent MedInfo 2004 conference to compare notes on health connectivity. Neil Versel reports.
Why GPs face Hobson’s choice
An exclusive interview with Sean Riddell, deputy managing director of EMIS, about how he believes that GPs are being denied the choice of systems promised to them under the GP contract.
Carrots, sticks and the NPfIT
E-Health Insider talks to the National Programme for IT’s chief operations officer, Gordon Hextall about progress on Choose and Book and what the programme really wants from its suppliers.
The impact of the new National Care Record Service (NCRS) on primary care.
Kingsley Manning, Chief Executive of Newchurch Limited, discusses far-reaching effects that the National Care Record Service will have on primary care.
The productivity guessing game
Introducing new IT systems should improve productivity – but how will the NHS know? Healthcare commentator, Roy Lilley, doubts whether current efforts to measure improvements will win any medals.
Getting ready for the leap forward
With the National Programme for IT now geared up for delivery, Paul Charnley, regional implementation director for the North West and West Midlands cluster, spoke to E-Health Insider’s Jon Hoeksma…