Industry news in brief
The latest Digital Health News industry round up includes news on an automated recruitment platform for clinical studies and an acquisition.
NHS Digital launches its Terminology Server to help boost data sharing
A solution which has been designed to allow healthcare IT systems to speak the same language and promote data sharing is now live.
Code4Health sets challenges
NHS England has launched Code4Health challenges for people wanting to get involved in developing clinical software.
Code4Health courses underway
The first courses of NHS England’s Code4Health programme have been running around the country, with participating clinicians saying they are keen to make the most of what they have learned.
Coding first for Rotherham
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is using SNOMED Clinical Terms to record patients’ diagnoses and procedures.
Roger Taylor, director of research at Dr Foster, asks how so many Bolton patients came to be coded as having a sepsis diagnosis; and what other trusts can learn from the experience.
Since the Francis report came out, the newspapers have been full of stories of more hospitals “fiddling” their mortality figures. Mik Horswell of UKCHIP says informatics professionals need to show their professionalism, now.
Patient coding with a twist
Patients will be taught how to code and make apps as part of a patient empowerment programme being run by the NHS Commissioning Board.
Code it yourself?
Tim Kelsey wants clinicians to code. But the first CCIO Leaders Network Annual Conference at EHI Live 2012 debated whether this is necessary – or appropriate. Claire Read reports.
Fertility tariff defeated by coding row
The Department of Health has abandoned an attempt to develop a specialist tariff after being refused the necessary clinical codes.