Welsh health IT prepares for delivery
The Welsh NHS IT reform programme, Informing Healthcare (IHC), has just released its National Case document and formally set up a series of Service Improvement Projects to start the process of implementing electronic health records in a number of key areas. The projects will focus on the areas of chronic disease management, unified assessment and […]
£300K upgrade for Withybush network
Withybush Hospital in south-west Wales has upgraded its IT network infrastructure supported by £300,000 worth of investment from the Welsh Assembly Government’s Informing Healthcare Programme. Robin Jones, IM&T manager for hospital’s trust, Pembrokeshire & Derwen NHS Trust, said the new infrastructure had realised a 100-fold bandwidth improvement in some parts of the hospital’s network, eliminated […]
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Ex-NHSIA chief comes home again to Wales
Gwyn Thomas, former chief executive of the now-defunct NHS Information Authority, is the new Director of the NHS Wales Informing Healthcare Programme. The general election means that Dr Thomas is not available for interview but he said in the official announcement from the National Public Health Service for Wales: “I look forward to working with […]
Welsh hospital trust looks to merge patient records
Pontypridd & Rhondda NHS Trust has installed a system that allows patient details to be stored on a central server, transferred between departments and synchronised automatically when they change. The MultiVue system from VisionWare, which runs on a Microsoft BizTalk Server, links the pathology, radiology and critical care clinical information systems with the PAS. According […]
Life outside NPfIT: Wales
In the first part of a series, E-Health Insider looks at the developments in healthcare IT in Wales, under the Informing Healthcare programme.
CSW to prove concept of Welsh ‘Single Record’
Oxford-based CSW Health has been awarded a contract by NHS Wales to develop a Technical Proof of Concept (TPoC) for the Integrated Electronic Health Record – ‘Single Record’ – for the NHS in Wales. The TPoC work represents a first stage in implementing the Welsh NHS IT strategy, Informing Healthcare and will inform the development of […]
Welsh NHS IT strategy launched, again
In the week that the NHS in England awarded a tranche of major IT contracts, worth £2.7 billion, Welsh Assembly Health Minister Jane Hutt has once again officially launched the IT strategy for the Welsh NHS, the difference being this time that £88m of dedicated funding has been committed over the next three years. The ‘Informing […]