Two Midlands trusts sign deal with Babylon to provide Covid-19 app
The trusts are to use Babylon’s app-based service to flag patients with potential coronavirus, as well as assist those who have been diagnosed.
AI and Analytics
Record number of patients sign up to electronic portal in Birmingham
The number of patients enrolled in the portal has reached 20,000. It allows patients to access clinical information, including appointments and lab results.
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University Hospitals Birmingham goes live with OceanoPAS
University Hospitals Birmingham has gone live with an in-house built patient administration system, developed with Servelec.
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UHB commercialises online referral tool
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust plans to market its online referral system, NORSe, to other NHS trusts.
Birmingham to offer PICS licence-free
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will offer its Prescribing Information and Communication System to the NHS on a licence-free basis instead of “open-sourcing” it.
Birmingham imparts IT wisdom
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will help George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust to improve its informatics service as part of a new government scheme to improve failing hospitals.
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.
2,400 users of Birmingham patient portal
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust’s patient portal has registered more than 2,400 users in its first year.
Indicators and placards
The Mid Staffs scandal has already left one legacy, in the form of a new mortality indicator for the NHS. But questions remain about how it is constructed; and how useful trust-level indicators are, anyway. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Trusts say Dr Foster data ‘flawed’
Trusts identified as performing poorly in the Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2012 have described the indicators used as “flawed” and questioned the organisation’s ability to assess new integrated care trusts.