Cerner director is Obama’s health czar
US president Barack Obama has announced a former director of Cerner Corporation as director of the White House Office for Health Reform. Nancy-Ann DeParle resigned from Cerner’s eight-member board last week to run the newly created office, which will help to co-ordinate the president’s health reform agenda with Congress. She joined Cerner in May 2001. […]
Cerner gets green light in London
NHS London and the NHS London Programme for IT have given the green light to further Cerner deployments in the capital.
March before Royal Free CRS fixes assessed
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust says that it will be March before it is able to assess whether sufficient improvements have been made to the BT-supplied Cerner Care Records System. Problems caused by the CRS system were last year reported to have cost the trust £7.2m, disrupted the delivery of care and led to delays […]
Nettel to ‘pursue other interests’
The chief executive of Barts and the London NHS Trust has resigned amid what is starting to look like a major shake-up of NHS management in London. The trust confirmed this morning that Julian Nettel was “leaving the trust to pursue other interests” and would leave by the end of February. Nettel was chief executive […]
Insider view: Jon Hoeksma
E-Health Insider’s editor says the Public Accounts Committee’s latest report shows its time to take some tough decisions about NPfIT.
Barts virus attack ‘avoidable’
The Mytob worm attack on the Barts and the London NHS Trust network was “entirely avoidable”, an independent review has concluded. Board papers published on the trust’s website indicate that although the trust had anti-virus protection “that was updated on a daily basis prior to the attack” this “did not reach all PCs” and was […]
Royal Free evaluates Cerner fixes
The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust is evaluating the results of the three month rescue programme to fix known problems in its Cerner Millennium system. Trust board papers state that on 6 October, BT, the local service provider for London, together with the London Programme for IT and the trust, began a 90-day programme of […]
Probe into lost appointment bookings at Barts
More than 400 patients have had to wait more than 13 weeks, after details of 2,000 telephone bookings were left unprocesed on a spreadsheet.
Barts virus caused ‘major internal incident’
Last November’s Mytob worm attack on the network of Barts and the London NHS Trust led to its ‘major internal incident’ plan being activated, with some ambulances redirected from A&E. The network failure was one of the most severe known to have occurred at an NHS hospital trust. To clean and restore the infected network, Barts […]
That was the year that was…
Say goodbye to 2008 with E-Health Insider’s news review.