Newcastle goes out to tender for EPR
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust has become the latest trust to break ranks with the NHS Connecting for Health IT programme and go out to tender for a new clinical information system. The large acute trust has this month placed an advert in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for a new […]
First for Carecast
UCLH is the first in the capital to have IDX’s CareCast up and running. E-Health Insider finds out how the newly-built hospital is taking to the system.
UCLH plays smart with cards
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has become one of the first big hospital trusts in England to begin using smart cards in conjunction with an electronic patient records system. UCLH is using the cards to provide staff with quick, secure and easy access to its new electronic patient record system – Carecast […]
After GE’s purchase of IDX, are more medical systems companies eyeing up the healthcare IT market? Industry analyst James MacPherson investigates.
IMS Maxims helps cut Irish patient waiting
IMS Maxims has announced that it has successfully installed a new Patient Management System on behalf of the Irish National Treatment Purchase Fund. The NTPF was established by the Irish government to treat public patients who have been longest on public surgical in-patient waiting lists. By the end of June the fund had helped […]
Medicare to give away EPR software
Medicare, the largest US Federal payer of medical care, has announced that it is to help speed up the adoption of electronic health records by giving away proven electronic patient record software. In what could prove to be a watershed move Medicare – the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people […]
Daloni Carlisle reports for E-Health Insider on why PACS delivery is slower than expected, and reveals that affordability is mostly to blame.
UCLH system delayed ahead of key move
University College London NHS Foundation Trust has delayed trust-wide implementation of its Carecast electronic patient record system from IDX by another three weeks. This latest delay in implementation means that there is now almost no slack in the timetable for implementing the new EPR system in time for the move to the brand new ‘paperless’ £422 […]
Somerset EPR “commended” by Healthcare Commission
The Healthcare Commission has praised Somerset Partnership NHS & Social Care Trust for its implementation of an electronic patient record, calling it "pioneering" but noting that some staff are having problems accessing information on the service. In its annual clinical governance review or ‘health check’ of the trust, the Healthcare Commission said that the trust’s […]
E-mail consultations must be documented, says study
A study in Finland has found that communication by e-mail between doctors and their patients is already extremely common, so much so that electronic patient record systems that are being developed should contain the functionality to document all communication. Johanna Castren and Marja Niemi, from the University of Tampere, Finland, and Marja Niemi, from the […]