Royal college in bid to cut child deaths
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is hosting a new online support tool to provide specialist diagnostic advice for healthcare professionals, in the hope of cutting child deaths.
AI and Analytics
Enter the CCG on wall washing and sex
Dr John Lockley has a hot tip for washing a wall; and some hotter ideas for spreading ideas about NHS IT.
NHS Evidence is a new route to guidance and best practice. Daloni Carlisle reports on the site and the technology behind it.
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).
Scotland awards device security contract
NHS National Services Scotland has awarded a £1m contract to Lumension to nationally enforce security policies governing the storage of data across the NHS.
Innovate or die, NHS told
Lord Darzi of Denham has become the latest minister to urge the NHS not to cut back on technology or other investment as it starts to feel the impact of the credit crunch. Speaking at an Innovation Expo in London’s dockland’s yesterday, he said “politicians should not tell people what to do, but I can […]
InterQual to manage care across Rotherham
Rotherham Health and Social Care Economy Partnership is deploying an evidence-based decision support and care management system developed and widely-used in the US. The partnership between Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Rotherham, and Rotherham Social Services was developed in July 2008, to meet national imperatives to use health services appropriately. It is now rolling out […]
Intel personal health management system
A home medical device, designed to be part of a remote personal home care management system has been launched by Intel.
Database to record sudden cardiac death
A database has been launched to record cases of sudden cardiac death, so doctors can better understand when and why it occurs. The database was developed by pathologists and cardiologists, but funded by the Department of Health. It will allow pathologists to record cases referred to them by coroners. Professor Roger Boyle, national director for […]
Order comms go-live planned for Leicester
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is planning to go live at the end of this month with the second phase of its deployment of an interim order communications systems supplied by iSoft and delivered by Computer Sciences Corporation. Liz Simons, deputy director of IM&T at the trust, told last week’s Healthcare Interoperability Best Practice […]