TPP reaches 10m patients and plans more
Primary care system supplier TPP has announced that more than ten million patients in England and Wales now have records held on its clinical computer system, SystmOne. The system, supplied to three national programme regions by local service provider CSC as an interim GP solution ahead of the arrival of Lorenzo, holds the records for […]
PRIMIS+ moves to NHS Information Centre
Responsibility for the data quality organisation PRIMIS+ is to move from NHS Connecting for Health to the NHS Information Centre from the beginning of next year. PRIMIS+ has a four year contract with CfH to provide data quality and information management training and support to NHS staff, but the contract will be transferred to the […]
What does this week’s pre-budget report mean for the NHS and its IT? Fiona Barr investigates.
Dr Foster takes on NHS Choices
Health information provider Dr Foster has launched an alternative site to NHS Choices. The company, which lost out in the bid to run the DH flagship site, today launched Drfosterhealth.co.uk, which brings together information from its consumer guides to hospitals, consultants, birth and complementary therapists. The website aims to be “the complete online medical guide […]
Pearl Medical ceases to trade
Pearl Medical, which provided a BlackBerry mobile device to more than 2,000 GPs, has ceased to trade. The company was acquired by market research company Opinion Health earlier this year, but has announced on its website that it ceased to trade with effect from 11 November. A statement adds: “The business has unfortunately not been […]
Vision 4 looks further off
Delivery of the new clinical system Vision 4 from GP system supplier INPS could be moved back to 2011. The latest update on suppliers’ planned release dates for NHS Connecting for Health applications shows that Vision 4 is being replanned; although the company’s hosted version of its Vision 3 system has become the first hosted […]
Healthcare Interoperability: read all about it
Almost 400 delegates attended E-Health Insider’s event in Birmingham at an interesting time for NHS IT. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Talks over BT role in London primary care systems
BT may drop responsibility for delivering new primary care systems in London and focus on building an integration engine for existing systems, EHI Primary Care understands. The local service provider for London is in contract talks about the GP solution that could see it end its responsibility to deliver new primary care systems in the […]
DH launches consultation on QoF
The Department of Health has launched a consultation on its plans for the Quality and Outcomes Framework. The DH is proposing that from April 2009, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be put in charge of reviewing existing and new indicators for the QoF, which was originally introduced as part of […]
Cerner wins contract for UAE national EPR
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health has awarded a €48 ($82m) contract to Cerner for a national electronic patient records system.