Edinburgh to invest £1m in telecare
Edinburgh City Council has announced it is to spend almost £1m on telecare this year, more than doubling the amount it has spent in previous years.
Scotland awards device security contract
NHS National Services Scotland has awarded a £1m contract to Lumension to nationally enforce security policies governing the storage of data across the NHS.
Scottish telemedicine trial success
Cisco has released results from a survey of patients taking part in a Scottish telemedicine trial, showing that almost 100% were satisfied with the technology used to remotely assess minor medical conditions. In January 2008, the Scottish Centre for Telehealth joined forces with NHS Scotland and Cisco to run a trial in the emergency department […]
Project develops smart clothes
Researchers in the UK have begun work on a project to develop hi-tech clothing for elderly people, with electronic devices built in. The three year research project is being funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, a collaboration between five UK research councils, and will involve teams from more than six universities as well […]
Lone NHS workers get safety alarms
The Department of Health has announced that 30,000 lone NHS workers are to get personal safety alarms incorporating location tracking technology.
Adastra reports trial of iNurse
Out-of-hours software provider Adastra has launched a mobile solution for community nurses. iNurse enables community nurses to receive their caseload for the day onto a hand-held PDA, which can then be updated during visits and uploaded to the central iNurse database. Team leaders can also allocate additional visits using the software and cases can also […]
Audit Scotland flags concerns with ECR
Scotland’s national audit body has raised concerns about the scope and quality of the country’s Emergency Care Summary. In its latest report on medicines management, Audit Scotland says that nine out of ten health boards have now implemented the ECR in Accident and Emergency departments. The ECR contains information from GP records and is intended to help staff […]
North East Essex runs pilot with Tunstall
NHS North East Essex has announced that it plans to install 40 telehealth units by September in a pilot project with telehealth equipment supplier Tunstall. The primary care trust hopes the units will reduce emergency hospital admissions and improve the quality of life of patients with long term conditions. The pilot will involve patients with […]
Panasonic launches new Mobile Clinical Assistant
Panasonic has launched the latest version of its Mobile Clinical Assistant, a rugged tablet-style wireless handheld computer specifically designed for use by clinicians.
CfH aims for 4 million HealthSpace users by 2014
NHS Connecting for Health says it is hoping to sign up 4m patients to its online personal health record HealthSpace by 2014. The ambitious target is understood to form part of the business case for HealthSpace, for which Treasury funding is being sought. Development plans for the patient portal are still awaiting Treasury approval. HealthSpace has […]