Lorenzo ‘will stop at Release 2’
CSC may only deliver the first two releases of Lorenzo, the electronic patient record system being deployed across the North, Midlands and East of England, under the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
NME at the gate
Sarah Bruce surveys the state of the National Programme for IT in the NHS in the North, Midlands and East of England, where the battle is to get Lorenzo live.
Expert view: Paul Michaels
The director of consulting at Metri UK considers how to make cuts sensibly and what role outsourcing IT services can play.
NHS Oldham cuts power and carbon costs
NHS Oldham has announced that it expects to save £41,000 from its annual energy costs thanks to energy efficient IT solutions installed at its flagship integrated care centre.
£40m NPfIT legal bills revealed
Almost £40m has been paid to two law firms for legal and commercial support for the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
CSC launches products outside NPfIT
CSC has launched new clinical information portal and patient record products, which it plans to sell directly to NHS organisations.
No budget for NPfIT agreed post March
No budget for the NHS National Programme for IT has yet been agreed after the end of March, now less than three months away.
Pedometer use cuts diabetes risk
Using a pedometer as part of a structured education programme could reduce the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by more than 50%, reveals a new Diabetes UK-funded study. The study focused on 98 people with prediabetes – a precursor to Type 2 diabetes in which people have raised blood glucose (sugar) – and examined […]
Lansley: LSP contracts may be abandoned
Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley has said he believes it will be possible to abandon the existing local service provider contracts that are part of The National Programme for IT in the NHS.
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