A group of councils have agreed to take part in a digital transformation programme which aims to help them improve their digital approach to healthcare.
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Daloni Carlisle reports on the progress that some healthcare communities are making; and the challenges that still need to be addressed.
Eighteen community and mental health trusts in London and the South have switched electronic patient record systems following the end of their national contracts, with 21 sticking with RiO but moving onto individual contracts with its supplier, Servelec.
The roll-out of 800 netbooks at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board means community and mental health staff can view and update patient records on the move.
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has introduced a mobile working solution for its district nurses, removing the need for them to record the same patient data twice.
Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to use Emis Web to integrate its community care throughout Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust has signed a five-year deal for TPP’s SystmOne to help share information between clinicians for almost one million patients.
Emis has won two Southern contracts for Emis Web, as the refresh of the mental health and community market triggered by the approaching end of national contracts starts to gather pace.
NHS England has published a review of the Friends and Family Test which shows that response rates are lower than other national health surveys.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a £9m contract to Phoenix for provision of IT services.