How digitisation can help transform ICU
Tamas Szakmany, who led a national project to digitise ICUs in Wales, explains why the initiative can give clinicians a ‘single source of electronic truth’.
Tech in ICUs: A personal connection when physical contact isn’t possible
Face-to-face contact with ICU staff is vital for family members worried about a patient, but with Covid-19 putting a stop to visits tech has a role to play.
Clinical teams at two London hospitals using new Covid-19 software
A new piece of software is helping clinical teams at Northwick Park and Ealing Hospitals monitor and tracks the progress of Covid-19 patients in ICU.
Site visit: Birmingham goes paperless in ICU
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is well known for its PICS system, and now it is rolling out paperless working to its huge ICU. Laura Stevens went to see the latest IT development in action.
ISoft does global deal with Picis
ISoft has signed a global strategic partnership deal with Picis to provide its high acuity systems to hospitals across the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand. In the UK, iSoft will distribute, implement and provide support to customers under the National Programme for IT in the NHS and those using its legacy systems. In […]
Is Cerner Millennium over big, over corporate and over hard to deploy? Or is it a great system that just needs time and investment ? Neil Versel reports.
Compulsory cleaning keyboard battles MRSA
A new keyboard that reminds its user that it needs to be cleaned regularly has been developed by scientists at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), with backing from NHS Connecting for Health. The Advanced Input Systems Medigenic keyboard, which is claimed could cut cases of the MRSA superbug by up to […]
Cardiac liaison nurse specialst Rob Harteveldt wonders at his increasing mountains of paperwork and asks why IT isn’t reducing the load.
How did three E-Health Insider readers get on with new tablet PCs in their work? A GP, a dermatologist and an EPR manager review the Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510.
Increased mortality after drug entry system installed
Researchers in the US have found a surprise rise in the mortality rates in a children’s hospital since the implementation of a software system designed to reduce adverse drug effects. The computerised physician order entry system (CPOE) was installed over a period of six days in the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. The study was undertaken […]