Sharing images is a hot topic in digital imaging. Kim Thomas reports on the different approaches that trusts across the UK are taking
Daloni Carlisle reports on the progress that some healthcare communities are making; and the challenges that still need to be addressed.
Fiona Barr hears about the growing sophistication of information and record sharing models, and about some of the different systems that are being put through their paces by vanguards and pioneers.
Central initiatives are driving the use of data and analysis in healthcare. But it is using data to find patients and tailor appropriate interventions for them that is really driving change. Kim Thomas reports.
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The Chancellor is warning of cyber terrorism. US healthcare organisations are under siege from hackers. Should the NHS be alarmed? Will the new careCERT help? And what should IT directors be doing?
As it moves towards paperless working by the end of the decade, the NHS will need both electronic patient record and electronic document management systems. But what, exactly, is the role of EDM? And why has uptake been relatively slow?
Vendor neutral archives tend to be associated with digital imaging. But with the appropriate standards, they can be used for other kinds of record. And that’s leading to a debate about their future; both within trusts and within wider health economies.
The NHS has been slow to adopt voice recognition outside radiology and pathology. But new targets, the need to save money, and integration with other systems could change that. Kim Thomas reports.
Technology that can be used at the bedside to record vital signs and calculate early warning scores was a focus for the technology funds. Fiona Barr looks at how trusts are starting to do more with these systems.
The market for mental health systems is undergoing a refresh as national contracts come to an end. Kim Thomas reports.