The vision thing
Adrian Byrne considers the impact of health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s call for a ‘paperless’ NHS. Is it clear what it is meant to be achieved? And will it be worth achieving?
CCIO profile: Dermot O’Riordan
Dermot O’Riordan is the first CCIO to occupy a chief executive’s chair. Lyn Whitfield talked to him about his job, his trust’s big Cerner project, and the joys of cycling in the pelting, freezing rain.
What you said in 2013
The Big EPR Debate got readers commenting in 2013; but so did plans to get doctors and patients coding and the idea of using open source in the NHS.
What you read in 2013
For the first time in a long time, the National Programme for IT failed to provide the ‘most read’ news stories on EHI in 2013, with company news, big IT failures, big IT contracts and money attracting most interest.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has spent 15 years building an IT environment that raises interesting questions about what it means to be an ‘EPR exemplar.’ Rebecca Todd went to have a look.
CRRSing the digital divide
Lis Evenstad visits University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, which is taking a best of breed approach to going paperless by 2016, centred on its own clinical results reporting system.
Driving along the King’s way
In the ‘Hunt for EPR Exemplars’, EHI news editor Rebecca Todd joined a ward round at King’s College Hospital in London to see why it is so often mentioned as a leader in healthcare IT.
EPR exemplars nominated
Four acute trusts have been suggested as ‘EPR exemplars’ by EHI readers.
The hunt is on
EHI is asking its readers to define and nominate EPR Exemplars. A week into the hunt, Lyn Whitfield looks at the ideas and the names that have been put forward.
EHI launches Hunt for EPR Exemplars
EHI is launching a national ‘Hunt for EPR Exemplars’: a search to find the UK hospitals that have made the greatest strides in using electronic patient records to improve patient care.