All trusts to be foundations by 2013
All NHS trusts will be obliged to become a foundation trust or merge with one by 2013, the Department of Health has announced. In the latest of a series of consultations putting flesh on the bones of the recent white paper, ‘Liberating the NHS’, the DH says it will “drive progress” towards foundation status for […]
Expert view: Tim Benson
The Department of Health is consulting on a new outcomes framework for the NHS. What will its impact be?
InterSystems triumphs in Welsh labs deal
InterSystems is set to be confirmed as the winner of a national contract to provide a new laboratory information management system across Wales.
DH launches World Cup fitness app
The Department of Health has launched an online World Cup fitness tool to get football fanatics off the sofa and away from their pints and pizza.
Morecambe Bay goes live with Lorenzo 1.9
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust has gone live with Lorenzo Release 1.9 across its five hospital sites, E-Health Insider can exclusively reveal.
All wirelessed up
Southampton won the ‘best use of wireless healthcare’ category of last year’s E-Health Insider Awards in association with BT. Stephen Pritchard finds out more.
GOSH entertains children with MEDIVista
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust has announced that it will implement new MEDIVista bedside entertainment and education systems from Irish company Lincor Solutions. The systems will provide entertainment including Freeview TV channels, internet, instant messaging, films, and radio. They will also allow the trust’s school to deliver its educational programmes to patients. The […]
MCP Systems and Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust implemented a 3M case note tracking system – and won an EHI Award for it. Stephen Pritchard reports.
Graphnet consortia completes ITK tests
The discharge summary target Graphnet has announced that its consortium of IT suppliers has successfully completed proof of concept witness testing for NHS Connecting for Health’s standards for electronic discharge summaries. The standards have been developed as part of CfH’s Interoperability Toolkit and were published in January, with the aim of completing proof of concept projects […]
Portsmouth signs deal for Patientxt
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has signed a deal with software supplier Healthcare Communications for its Patientxt messaging service in order to reduce its Did Not Attend rates.