Microsoft launches HealthVault in UK
Microsoft has launched its personal health record platform in the UK on the Health and Lifestyle channel of the MSN network.
NHS has much to do on data security
The NHS has much to do on data security and is still making “far too many” mistakes in securing patients’ personal and sensitive information, says the Information Commissioner’s Office.
LMCs want IT performance standards
GPs have called upon the BMA’s GP Committee to negotiate minimum performance standards for IT systems, arguing that these would make it easier to hold suppliers to account. Speaking at the Local Medical Committees Conference in London last week, Dr Martin Beastall, a GP from Doncaster, said: “In modern practice, computers are as vital a […]
PCTI tests Docman on the iPad
Dr Neil Paul using Docman on iPad (Click the image to enlarge) Healthcare IT supplier PCTI has tested its document management software on Apple’s iPad at a GP surgery in Cheshire. The company said the combination of Apple’s iPad and its Docman document workflow solution could give GPs real time access to patients’ documents […]
Yorks and Humber plans telehealth hub
NHS Yorkshire and the Humber is considering spending £1m on a telehealth hub as part of its cost-saving plans.
PCT suspends TPP mobile urgent care
The second primary care trust to deploy TPP’s urgent care solution has stopped using the mobile solution because of problems with poor reception.
Where did my SNOMED go?
To low income countries, thanks to the UK Terminology Centre. Ken Lunn explains.
Trusts ‘treat IG return as box-ticking’
Too many trusts are using the Information Governance Toolkit return as a tick-box exercise rather than as a means to ensure that confidential information is safe, a conference has heard. Tony Cobain, head of IM&T for Mersey Internal Audit and Assurance, told the CHKS annual user group conference in London that about a third of trusts […]
iPhone alcohol tracker launched
The Department of Health has launched an iPhone application to help people keep track of their drinking. The application can be downloaded onto iPhone or iPod Touch devices and enables users to work out how many alcoholic units there are in their drink, check how much alcohol they have consumed over a set period such […]
NHS staff admit to being DNAs
A survey of health professionals attending an NHS Alliance event found that three out of ten have missed a medical appointment. The survey of 100 people by In4Health, which delivers news and information services to screens in NHS waiting rooms, found that five admitted missing "a shocking" five appointments. The NHS Information Centre estimates that did not attends […]