Wolverhampton supports Lean with SRC
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust is to roll out a digital dictation system to 500 users as part of plans to improve efficiency by eliminating waste from its patient pathways. The trust piloted the digital dictation and voice recognition system supplied by SRC in its diabetes department, before committing to the wider deployment. It found […]
Blackpool uses ASCC for EPR procurement
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has begun a procurement process for elements of an electronic patient record using the ASCC framework catalogue.
World wide EMIS Web
EMIS is not backward about coming forward with its next generation system, EMIS Web. Fiona Barr reports.
Brown plans for ‘entitlements’
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has outlined plans to give public service users new "entitlements", while promising a tougher NHS performance management regime and massive efficiency savings. Building Britain’s Future says the NHS will be reformed by moving from a system primarily based on targets and central direction to one in which individuals have "enforceable" entitlements over the service […]
McKesson sees shared services growth
McKesson has announced a 200% growth in its Shared Services over the past 12 months. The Healthcare and IT solutions and services provider has won ten out of 11 contracts in open tender and is now providing HR and payroll services to more than 107,000 staff across the NHS. Almost 40 trusts are now using […]
Innovate or die, NHS told
Lord Darzi of Denham has become the latest minister to urge the NHS not to cut back on technology or other investment as it starts to feel the impact of the credit crunch. Speaking at an Innovation Expo in London’s dockland’s yesterday, he said “politicians should not tell people what to do, but I can […]
Money, money, money
The theme of this year’s NHS Confederation conference was money; or rather the coming lack of it. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Connelly: South benefits from no LSP
Director general of informatics Christine Connelly has said the National Programme for IT in the NHS’ new approach in the South will mean faster delivery and greater engagement with frontline staff. Speaking at the Assist conference in Birmingham this morning, Connelly claimed there would be benefits to not having a single local service provider in […]
Bristol wristbands use GS1 coding
NHS trust improves patient safety by adopting national coding standards for its new printed wristbands.
Webinar reveals demand for IT evidence
The Royal College of Nursing’s informatics expert has called for better evidence to convince nurses of the benefits of technology for patient care. Speaking during E-Health Insider’s live video webinar Making Time to Care, Anne Casey said nurses need hard evidence of the benefits that can be achieved. She cited a survey by the RCN […]