Haidar Samiei, consultant in emergency medicine, takes us back to New Year’s Eve 1999 to reflect on how technology in healthcare has evolved.
Ian Bailey, a district nurse and clinical director at EMIS, explores how technology can help transform care for terminally ill patients being cared for at home.
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Delivering optimum care for someone living with diabetes typically involves multiple healthcare professionals working across various health settings. Traditionally, those clinicians have relied on separate sets of paper records, making it difficult to co-ordinate care.
April’s movers and shakers round-up features Darren Mckenna being appointed as the new chair of NHS Providers’ informatics network.
The Day Lewis pharmacy has said it now spends 20 minutes a week instead of an hour auditing controlled drugs prescriptions.
Dovetail Lab creates software designed to give patients full control of their healthcare records.
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Pathway partnered up with supplier EMIS Health to create the screening template, which is now available free of charge to health organisations using the EMIS Web clinical system in London.
With national funding pledges to increase the uptake of e-prescribing in hospitals, digital medicines management is occupying a prominent place on the national agenda. But does that mean it can now finally hold a consistent place across NHS activity in local organisations? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
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System C has revealed that it pays women more than men after it published its gender pay gap, meaning it has the smallest gap when compared to other major health IT suppliers.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has managed to reduce waiting times for young patients with mental health problems, using an analytics-based electronic appointment booking system from Emis Health.