With giving the best treatment to a patient increasingly depending on the contributions of a range of health and social care professionals across a broad geography, the need for shared access to records is becoming ever-more pressing. So, almost two years since the five first-wave LHCRE sites were selected, what was the impact on the shared records and is there a recipe for success? Maja Dragovic investigates.
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Jennifer Trueland investigates whether FHIR and similar standards have finally become fully embedded in healthcare IT.
The deal with software provider Civica will see the trust introduce a cloud-based digital referral platform with the aim to improve efficiency.
Cloud seems to offer enormous potential benefits for healthcare – from unlocking a new wave of innovation to big data. But where is the NHS at with regards to the cloud, what has changed and has the mood towards it shifted? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
Electronic observation and vital signs technology has been around for more than a decade but has it become the norm? Simon Brandon investigates.
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Various national figures have put a very strong focus on e-prescribing with former health secretary Jeremy Hunt pledging financial support to hospitals to implement such a system. But has that perhaps limited an understanding of the full breadth of areas in which digital can make a difference when it comes to medicines management and optimisation? Maja Dragovic reports.
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The software company’s CostMaster cloud solution will provide the trust with a clearer view of its cost data to better inform the board of their finances.
Electronic document management has been seen by many as providing a temporary stepping stone to full digitisation via an electronic patient record. But, as Maja Dragovic reports, some are finding that it can play a much more active long term role.
The software replaces the existing fleet management systems with a system which is hoped will reduce vehicle costs through more efficient data analysis.