Ex CfH lead says NPfIT has no engagement
One of the first clinical leads for the National Programme for IT in the NHS has said that the programme has failed becaue of a lack of involvement with clinicians from the outset. Professor Aidan Halligan was appointed to NPfIT in March 2004 as director general for benefits realisation, and given the responsibility for communicating […]
Online patient engagement tool launched
An online tool has been launched by the Department of Health to enable doctors to access hundreds of pieces of research on how to engage patients in healthcare.
Scots MPs criticise slow progress on IT
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has criticised the Scottish Government for the slow roll-out of its clinical portal and limited progress on telehealth.
Nursing review calls for technology use
The Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England has called for a high level group to be established to help nurses and midwives understand and make use of new technology. The report, published today, details 20 recommendations, which include an “urgent investment in the development and supply of information systems […]
Forest for the cup
The NHS Waltham Forest team implementing RiO was the overall winner in last year’s E-Health Insider Awards in association with BT. Daloni Carlisle reports.
Mid Staffs report demands stats overhaul
An independent report into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has called for an “impeccably independent and transparent source” to be set up to produce comparative statistics for the NHS.
That’ll BI lovely
North Bristol NHS Trust won the excellence in healthcare information management category of the E-Health Insider Awards 2009 in association with BT.
ACS buys COA Solutions for £100m
Advanced Computer Software, the parent of Adastra, has acquired Redac Holdings, owner of business software provider COA Solutions, for £100m.
Newham plans next steps with Cerner
Newham University Hospital NHS Trust says it is planning to use its Cerner Millennium system to deliver integrated patient care pathways.
Brown streamlines government with IT
Gordon Brown has outlined plans to encourage much greater use of information, online services and text messaging in the NHS as part of a public sector information revolution that he claims will save £3 billion a year. The Prime Minister told the Smarter Government conference today that the UK was entering the “third generation of […]