Robot surgeons at Barts Health NHS trust start operating
Da vinci robots, which provides minimally invasive surgery for patients, have been introduced at Barts Health NHS trust thanks to £5.5m of funding.
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Isoshealth hopes to simplify health practitioners access
A digital platform which links up dietitians, physiotherapists and psychologists from the private sector is looking to simplify health practitioner access.
Consultant Connect hopes to ease winter pressures on A&E departments
A platform which gives GPs the ability to immediately speak to a local specialist is hoping to help ease winter pressures on A&E departments.
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Leeds brings Theriak e-prescribing to UK
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has become the first in the UK to sign a partnership agreement with Belfast-based CIS Healthcare to develop and implement its Theriak e-prescribing system. The system, which is implemented in more than fifty hospitals across Europe in countries including The Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Austria, will be implemented in […]
First European deal for HealthVault
Microsoft and Siemens have signed an agreement to licence Microsoft’s personal health record platform, HealthVault, in Germany.
Sarah Bruce goes to King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s annual IT open day – and is surprised to find that a lot of its staff have had the same idea.
Do more, with less
Department of Health policy and informatics guidance lays bare the scale of the challenge facing the NHS as the credit crunch bites. Lyn Whitfield works her way through 140 pages of policy documents and plans.
£800m already spent on NPfIT in South
The National Programme for IT in the NHS has spent two thirds of its original allocation, but one strategic health authority is confident a programme of IT upgrades can still be delivered.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh HIS tender
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is tendering for a hospital information system to replace its patient administration system and provide integrated A&E and e-prescribing functionality. The trust stressed that it regarded the HIS as an ‘interim’ solution but said that it could “no longer afford to wait until Lorenzo reaches a capability beyond […]
Tech vital to medication adherence
Information technology has a vital role to lay in cutting medication-related errors and improving medication adherence among older people, suggests a recent report. The report says that of the 3 billion medication prescriptions issued each year in the US, 12% are never picked up by the patient and 40% are not taken correctly. Published by […]