Interim flu line for 100,000 cases a day
The Department of Health’s interim flu line service is expected to be operational by next week, as the government predicts 100,000 swine flu cases a day by the end of August. The interim arrangements for the flu line, which has had its name changed to the National Pandemic Flu Service, have been put in place […]
Queen Mary’s to investigate EMIS Web
NHS Wandsworth is exploring whether EMIS Web could take the role intended for Cerner Millenium at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton, London. The primary care trust has abandoned plans to install Millenium at Queen Mary’s Hospital, as reported by E-Health Insider in May, saying the system is not suited to modern community-based services. Last week […]
Tower Hamlets drops RiO for EMIS Web
A London primary care trust has opted out of NHS Connecting for Health plans to install the community and child health system RiO, deciding instead to use EMIS Web across primary and community care. The move by NHS Tower Hamlets means the PCT is breaking away from the London Programme for IT’s ‘best of breed’ solution for […]
EMIS Web links to secondary care
Leading GP IT system supplier EMIS has unveiled its next generation IT system EMIS Web, promising interoperability with primary and secondary care providers. EMIS claims the system will set a new standard for the NHS, by enabling clinicians outside general practice to access a patient’s GP medical record, view other patient information recorded on the […]
NHS told to secure patient data
The Information Commissioner has written to the permanent secretary of the Department of Health demanding immediate improvements to the lax treatment of personal data within the NHS. The demand for urgent action by Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, comes in the wake of a string of recent incidents where the institute has been forced to take […]
ACS buys hosting and outsourcing firm
Advanced Computer Software, the owners of out of-hours software provider Adastra, has bought a hosting and outsourcing firm to accelerate its roll-out of hosted software services.
SCR access widens again
Community pharmacists, end of life care teams and ambulance staff will gain access to the Summary Care Record in a series of pilot projects over the next few months, NHS Connecting for Health has revealed. The expansion in the types of NHS staff who can access the SCR will be piloted in early adopter primary […]
BMA calls for exemption on data sharing
The BMA is calling for confidential health information to be exempt from new government legislation which will allow sharing of personal data across Whitehall departments.
Data watchdog urged to examine legality of NHS database
A GP who is campaigning against the NHS Care Records Services is calling on the watchdog for NHS data to examine the legality of the government’s proposals for the NHS database. Dr Paul Thornton, a GP in Warwickshire, has written a 15 page report for the National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care […]
Fast followers to lead SCR roll out
Seventeen primary care trusts are due to begin implementing the Summary Care Record before 1 April as part of a ‘fast follower’ group that will lead the national roll-out of the SCR.