Experts fear Punch and Judy election
The general election Policy and healthcare IT experts have urged an incoming government to resist the temptation to shake up the NHS and radically reorganise its IT. Asked to put forward manifesto ideas for the general election that is likely to be called after the Easter break, commentators from think tanks, analysts and the health […]
O’Brien claims govt may lock-in NPfIT
Conservative health spokesman Stephen O’Brien has accused the government of trying to tie the hands of an incoming Tory government over the future of the National Programme for IT in the NHS. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, O’Brien said he was “very concerned” that the current negotiations that are being held […]
Tories to publish government contracts
David Cameron has announced that the Conservative Party would publish details of all government contracts for goods and services worth over £25,000, if it is elected. The Tory party leader made the announcement at the Technology Entertainment Design conference in California, via video link, where he told an audience that he would create a new […]
First European deal for HealthVault
Microsoft and Siemens have signed an agreement to licence Microsoft’s personal health record platform, HealthVault, in Germany.
Cameron: Don’t believe Google scare
David Cameron has said people should not believe “scare stories” about patients’ medical records being handed over to companies such as Google and Microsoft, if the Conservatives are elected.
£1.7m for My Health Online
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced it will invest £1.7m in a bilingual website that will enable patients to book GP appointments and order repeat prescriptions online. Informing Healthcare, the Welsh NHS IT agency, says it is developing a “bespoke NHS Wales website” with GP system suppliers, which will allow patients to interact with GPs […]
Tory manifesto has records for all
David Cameron has promised that online health records will underpin a new direction for the NHS if the Conservative Party is elected in this year’s general election.
Here is the news: for 2010
NHS IT will face tough times over the coming year and there will be changes to the National Programme for IT in the NHS whoever wins the coming general election. That is the view of more than 20 politicians, analysts, suppliers and IT managers asked to look ahead to 2010 by E-Health Insider. Many of […]
EHI’s top stories: 2009
Nobody will ever be able to say that the NHS went un-warned about the tough financial times ahead. One of the big themes of 2009 was the likely impact of the credit crunch on the public finances and what that might mean for health service spending after 2011. As 2009 went on, the warnings about […]
That was the year that was: 2009
A look back at a year of healthcare IT.