Mass redundancies by a huge NHS software supplier have been labelled a “knee-jerk reaction” by MPs, with concerns about the impact on health IT services.
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Health software supplier CSC says between 10% and 20% of UK health jobs will be cut after Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services merger.
Repeated outages at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have led to a “network resilience” review and weekly meetings with senior Hewett Packard executives.
CSC will merge with HP Enterprise Services, the two US-based technology companies have announced.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been put into special measures by Monitor, which says the trust’s e-hospital programme has caused “significant cost increases”, while benefits have not been realised.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust intends to start giving patients access to the personal health record MyChart by the end of the year.
Hewlett Packard has launched the UK version of its electronic patient record system through NHS England’s open source programme, saying it has already received a “stellar” response.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced it will use HP, Orion and Imprivata to create a clinical portal that will give its staff single sign-on access to trust IT systems.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with its Epic electronic patient record system as part of a £200m IT overhaul.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is recreating its IT crash last month in a lab environment to figure out exactly what went wrong.