Why best of breed doesn’t mean complexity and compromise for the NHS
David Elliott explores the misconceptions of the “best-of-breed” approach to digital transformation and why his trust decided to use it.
Digital leaders debate best of breed approach to NHS IT
The event sought to determine whether ‘best of breed’ approaches could deliver the same level of digital maturity as ‘big box’ solutions.
Nottingham to review digital care record due to patient safety concerns
Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust is to urgently review its £14m digital records system roll-out after consultants wrote to the trust medical director expressing concerns about the system and its impact on patient safety.
Site visit: Hillingdon has an app for that
While big trusts grab headlines for big-bang EPRs, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been quietly getting on with a best of breed strategy, delivered through an app built by its own IT team. Ben Heather went to have a look.
Nottingham: Lacing IT all together
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has a pure best of breed approach to IT, has been at the forefront of deploying e-observations and vital signs technologies, and is now trialling wearable monitors. Kim Thomas went to visit.
Coventry to procure new EPR
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is looking for a new electronic patient record to replace its existing in-house clinical results reporting system.
Humber debates Lorenzo future
Financial pressures could cause Humber NHS Foundation Trust to move to a ‘best of breed’ approach with its clinical IT systems when its national contract for CSC’s Lorenzo expires, according to the trust’s board of directors.
The Rotherham moves to best of breed
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has issued a draft informatics strategy, in which it blames a failure to listen to clinicians’ views for its disastrous Meditech v6.0 implementation, and says it will now adopt a ‘best of breed’ approach to EPR.
Frimley Park looks to Harris portal
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to put a clinical portal built on the Carefx interoperability platform at the heart of its ‘best of breed’ strategy, Harris Corporation has announced.