West Suffolk identifies data errors in discharge summaries
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has identified technical problems in its Cerner EPR, known locally as e-care, leading to inaccuracies in discharge letters automatically sent to local GPs.
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Hinchingbrooke sends electronic letters
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust has reduced the time it takes GPs to receive trust letters from two weeks to 24 hours.
Ipswich develops stroke data portal
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust has developed its own software to enable staff to record patient data for stroke patients from multiple disciplines.
CQC raises discharge concerns
Almost 50% of GPs are not receiving discharge summaries from acute trusts in time for them to be useful, according to the Care Quality Commission’s report on the state of care in England.
Call for Toolkit discharge standards
NHS Connecting for Health has invited suppliers to help develop and test standards for electronic discharge summaries in an extension to its interoperability toolkit programme.
Stalis standalone e-discharge summary
Stalis has launched a clinical e-discharge solution to allow NHS trusts that do not have discharge summary functionality built into their patient administration system to produce immediate summaries for patients. The company has made the CareXML/eDS product available after finding that many trusts are unlikely to hit the government’s April 2010 target for delivering discharge […]
Discharge summary target ‘to be missed’
The vast majority of NHS hospitals look set to miss the government’s target for delivering discharge summaries to GP practices within 24 hours from next April.
Cheshire trusts send e-discharge letters
Three acute trusts are delivering electronic discharge letters to almost 90 GP practices using a shared IT solution that plugs into existing computer systems. Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust has led the initiative, which uses the MedisecNET electronic delivery system from Medisec Software. The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Cheshire […]
Readers back reformed NPfIT
The National Programme should not be scrapped although it should be reformed, a major survey by E-Health Insider and Doctors.net.uk has concluded.
Consent to view explored for detailed records
The new consent to view model for the NHS Summary Care Record in England may also be applied to the detailed care records held by NHS organisations. NHS Connecting for Health is to explore how the principle of ‘consent to view’ – announced as the new model for the SCR last week – could work […]