Will NPfIT deliver this time? Sarah Bruce asked some IT directors for their views.
Three more early adopters for Lorenzo
E-Health Insider has identified an NHS acute trust, a primary care trust and a mental health services trust as the next adopters of Lorenzo regional care.
Insider View: Jon Hoeksma
Has the bar been dropped so low that the NHS IT programme is now guaranteed to succeed? Asks Jon Hoeksma.
Bellamy learns from Royal Free
Martin Bellamy has said that lessons learned at the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust will inform future system deployments under the National Programme for IT in the NHS. The head of NHS Connecting for Health and director of programme and systems delivery described the acute sector as the “Achilles heel of the national programme.” However, […]
Morecambe Bay extends use of Lorenzo
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust has announced that it now has two wards live with Lorenzo and that a further two are planned to go-live over the next month. Wards four and five at Furness General Hospital are now successfully using the core Lorenzo system to record alerts, allergies, problems and procedures, to […]
At least four southern trusts plan for Lorenzo
At least four hospitals in the South of England intend to implement Lorenzo, according to informatics plans, with community and mental health trusts taking systems from both TPP and CSE-Servelec. In NHS South Central, several hospital trusts that have yet to receive a system under the National Programme for IT in the NHS appear to be planning […]
Connelly sets a November deadline for suppliers
DH CIO Christine Connelly has given NPfIT’s suppliers seven months to make “significant progress” or see a new implementation plan adopted.
HL7 and IHTSDO sign agreement
Health Level Seven, the international healthcare IT standards body, has partnered with the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, a provider of standardised clinical terminology. The partnership is designed to foster interoperability and lead to improvements in patient safety by eliminating gaps and overlaps between the HL7 and IHTSDO standards. The focus of joint work […]
EMAS answers 20 per cent more calls with Mitel
East Midlands Ambulance Service has coped with a 20% increase in calls while maintaining its emergency call answer times by implementing a new communications system. The service worked with ATC Solutions to review its call handling technology during the development of a new ambulance control centre in Nottingham. As a result, it introduced Mitel’s call […]
North Mersey looks beyond iPM
North Mersey Health Informatics Service is preparing to deploy Lorenzo Regional Care next year, having successfully rolled out one of its predecessors across two primary care trusts. The HIS has been delivering iSoft’s iPM – which is known locally as Lorenzo – to services run by Liverpool Primary Care Trust and NHS Sefton. The phased […]