Software as a service has become ubiquitous in our everyday lives – we check our Gmail, pop large files in Dropbox and subscribe to Office 365 rather than buying a copy on disk. Can it make a similar progression in the health service? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
In June last year, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens named eight accountable care systems, meant to spearhead efforts towards closer, more integrated means of working. So how is the NHS progressing on implementation of record sharing? Maja Dragovic investigates.
With just six short months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, much of the NHS’s attention remains fixed on the huge penalties that could be levied for organisations found in breach of it. Jennifer Trueland investigates.
Hosting a huge piece of computer equipment with the associated support costs, or buying computer power in the cloud on a pay as you go basis? In an era of constrained costs and security concerns, more organisations are starting to consider the latter. Claire Read reports.
With the case for easy data sharing within healthcare being made frequently and at high levels, vendor neutral archives should arguably be enjoying their moment in the sun. But, as Jennifer Trueland reports, there is still a sense that healthcare trusts could go further in their use of such systems.
Vital signs observation recording systems have revolutionised the recording of vital signs data and calculation of risk scores over the past few years. With increasingly sophisticated capabilities, and vast quantities of vital signs data now available for analysis, the next generation of vital signs observations tools are now emerging, Claire Read reports.
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The benefits of e-prescribing have long been emphasised, and uptake is increasing – albeit very slowly. The next step: harnessing the growing functionality and increasing intelligence that such systems can offer. Claire Read reports.
As PACS and RIS have advanced, and as the needs of the market have evolved, the separate but complementary roles of each are becoming blurrier. Claire Read reports.
Electronic document management is one of the most challenging areas of hospital digitisation, touching on just about every aspect of how an organisation runs and a vital accompaniment to an EPR, Claire Read reports on how leading trusts have approached the challenge.
David West is a proponent of digital pathology, and one of a growing band of people who believe its benefits don’t just lie in improving efficiency. By combining slide scanners with sophisticated software, the hope is that digitisation will assist pathologists in making better diagnoses of serious disease.
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