National Programme for IT ends, but not for everyone
The National Programme for IT has finally come to an end, although the bill for the enormously expensive and controversial project will continue to be paid for years to come.
CSC announces merger with offshoot of HP
CSC will merge with HP Enterprise Services, the two US-based technology companies have announced.
Doing the Lambeth Wark: Local Record Project reaches GPs
The Local Care Record project allows a two way flow of information between all GPs in Southwark and Lambeth and their local hospital trusts. Digital Health news editor Rebecca McBeth looks at the history of the project.
‘iSoft7’ hospitals extend EPR contracts
Six of the ‘iSoft7’ NHS trusts that retained their iSoft systems rather than enter the National Programme for IT have extended their contracts with CSC to cover the procurement and implementation of new electronic patient records.
Sheffield links £12m shortfall to Lorenzo implementation
Challenges with booking and reporting patient activity following the implementation of Lorenzo at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are contributing to major activity under-performance, which has cost the trust £12 million to date.
CQC cites EPR concerns at Walsall
England’s chief inspector of hospitals has recommended Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust be placed into special measures, highlighting issues with its electronic patient record as an area for improvement.
Hull and East Yorkshire faces RTT issues
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has encountered data quality issues since it implemented the Lorenzo electronic patient record in June, and is facing penalties for missing waiting time targets as a result.
Come hell or high water: North Cumbria opens IT-ready hospital
There has been little good news to come out of flood-hit Cumbria recently. But North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is running a new hospital with the infrastructure to support big IT plans. Tom Meek went to take a look.
Ireland races to implement health IT
Ireland has created an Individual Health Identifier for all patients and implemented an e-referral system in half of all its hospitals, over the past six months
Lorenzo live at Warrington and Halton
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented CSC’s Lorenzo electronic patient record.