David Elliott explores the misconceptions of the “best-of-breed” approach to digital transformation and why his trust decided to use it.
The event sought to determine whether ‘best of breed’ approaches could deliver the same level of digital maturity as ‘big box’ solutions.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.