BT launches virtual ward programme to help transform UK health services
BT Group has launched its virtual wards programme for healthcare customers across the UK, part of its aim to help build smarter, more efficient services.
Local councils commit to improving digital approach to healthcare
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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Special report: Mobile working in the community
Daloni Carlisle reports on the progress that some healthcare communities are making; and the challenges that still need to be addressed.
End of NPfIT drives change in MH systems
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.
Cardiff community staff use netbooks
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.
NW London district nurses go mobile
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 uses Emis Web in community
Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to use Emis Web to integrate its community care throughout Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
Central London takes SystmOne
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 casts Web into South
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.
Friends and Family Test review published
NHS England has published a review of the Friends and Family Test which shows that response rates are lower than other national health surveys.