Mind that child
Dr David Low, consultant paediatrician and national clinical lead for paediatrics and child health at NHS Connecting for Health, discusses the importance of child records.
Bristol wristbands use GS1 coding
NHS trust improves patient safety by adopting national coding standards for its new printed wristbands.
Legal advice on SCR and Spine
GPs have been given medico-legal advice about the implications of using the Summary Care Record and uploading information to the Spine. A series of more than 40 frequently asked questions prepared by NHS Connecting for Health and the Medical Protection Society have been published on the CfH website. Dr Stephanie Bown, MPS director of policy and […]
Walsall first with Horizon Visibility
Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust has become the first in the UK to go-live with McKesson’s new Horizon Enterprise Visibility patient monitoring system.
Interim flu line plans unveiled
The Department of Health is drawing up plans for an interim flu line after admitting that its National Flu Line Service will not be ready until October. Health secretary Alan Johnson told the House of Commons that the alternative system would let patients call a single number and that this would generate the collection of […]
No National Flu Line until autumn
A telephone and web-based National Flu Line service to offer advice and authorise access to antiviral medicines in the event of a pandemic will not be ready until the autumn, the Department of Health has admitted.
King’s College to install 50 self-service kiosks
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to become the first in Europe to install patient self-service kiosks supplied by NCR. The touch-screen kiosks are designed to simplify checking-in and out procedures for patients. A total of 50 MediKiosks will initially be deployed this autumn in the London hospital’s dermatology, haematology, orthopedics, urology and general […]
Orange and Sorin partner on cardiac care
Orange has partnered with medical device company Sorin Group to develop remote monitoring for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices.
Healthcare Commission calls for better early warning systems
The Healthcare Commission has said that early warning systems on patient safety incidents, which highlight key issues on quality of patient care, must be improved.
EHI’s industry round-up 19.02.09
This month’s E-Health Insider industry round-up covers system deployments, new products, and other developments at leading healthcare IT suppliers. Wirral goes wireless with Aruba Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has deployed a secure wireless network from Aruba Networks at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals. Peter Marsh, technical director of the Wirral Health Informatics […]