Blackpool: ‘All systems go for Alert’
The board of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has approved the proposal for Alert Life Sciences to become the supplier of the trust’s electronic patient record system. Philip Graham, head of IM&T, told E-Health Insider that the case for Vision – the name given to the project by trust staff – had […]
Blackpool set to choose Alert
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust looks set to partner with Alert Life Sciences to supply its new electronic patient record system.
iSoft to go direct to South with Lorenzo
ISoft has confirmed that it will start selling Lorenzo directly to NHS trusts in the South of England, in a move that appears to put it at odds with its biggest customer, CSC.
Cerner monitors CT scans at St James’s
St James’s Hospital, the largest hospital in Ireland, has implemented an electronic support system into its Cerner Millennium electronic patient record (EPR) to reduce patient exposure to radiation.
Spanish develop RFID alert system
A team of Spanish researchers has developed a system that reminds elderly people and those with special needs when they forget everyday tasks, such as picking up their keys or taking medication.
Tunstall calls for government action
Tunstall has called on the government to follow through on its policy to make telehealth “integral rather than marginal” after announcing that it will be making up to 70 people redundant due to falling sales. James Buckley, Tunstall’s chief executive, said: “We’ve had some good government policies over the past few years, including strategies to […]
Edinburgh to invest £1m in telecare
Edinburgh City Council has announced it is to spend almost £1m on telecare this year, more than doubling the amount it has spent in previous years.
Entra launches diabetic alert system
MyGlucoHealth Meter US-telehealth specialist Entra Health Systems has launched a patient messaging and alerts system designed to support diabetics who use MyGlucoHealth Meter, a platform developed to allow people to self-monitor glucose levels. The new system allows users of the MyGlucoseHealth bluetooth blood glucose meter and MyGlucoHealth Network, which automatically collects results from patients and […]
Swine flu website crashes on launch day
The National Pandemic Flu Service website crashed on the day it was launched after the site recorded more than 9.3m hits per hour. The Department of Health said demand was “unprecedented” with 2,600 hits a second and that it believed many people were visiting the site out of curiosity. Chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson […]
Stop the clot
Dr Maureen Baker CBE, clinical director for patient safety at NHS Connecting for Health, talks about developing a risk assessment tool for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).