Non-executive director at NHS Improvement, Lord Carter’s review argues that ‘technology is not adopted rapidly’ across the ambulance service.
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A panel of NHS IT directors, CIOs and suppliers discussed a number of topics associated with the Global Digital Exemplar programme at the UK Health Show.
Speaking later today at NHS Expo in Manchester, Matt Hancock is also expected to announce the NHS App will be piloted across England from October.
The news that the 80% of English NHS providers not part of the GDE programme will receive funds for digitisation is welcome. But, argues Digital Health editor and chief executive Jon Hoeksma, a review of the figures shows this dollop of jam is a start rather than a full solution.
NHS England is planning expansion of the GDE and LHCRE programmes as well as the creation of “system-wide eRostering and Bed Management Patient Flow exemplars”, documents seen by Digital Health News confirm.
The sharing of knowledge, via a process of ‘blueprinting’, was frequently emphasised as a pre-requisite to becoming a GDE. In advance of a Digital Health webinar on the subject, and a workshop at Summer Schools, Claire Read explores how that process is developing, what’s next, and discovers why the group leading it is so keen to get feedback.
The programme will highlight how the trust is using the digital Wirral Care Record, to overcome the health and social care challenges being faced.
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has developed a bespoke mobile app that’s eliminating handwritten notes by allowing clinical staff to record observations electronically.
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A team from the University of Edinburgh will lead the evaluation which will involve engaging with NHS staff to gather feedback for policy makers and managers.
Digital Health News spoke to Dermot O’Riordan, CCIO at West Suffolk Hospital and Afzal Chaudhry, CCIO at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) about the project which allows clinicians to access patient data that is held within the other trust’s EPR system.