‘Step-up’ the paperless drive – TechUK
TechUK says a “step-up” in activity is needed if the NHS is to meet health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s target of becoming paperless by 2018.
‘Healthtech startup school’ starts up
The BCS Chartered Institute for IT has teamed up with TechUK to run a healthtech startup school for companies wanting to work with the NHS.
Live from Birmingham
The NHS needs to focus on transforming the way health care is delivered, rather than on technology itself, visitors to EHI Live 2013 were told. EHI news editor Rebecca Todd reports.
Common standards for US-UK tech services
The UK and US are working on common standards for technology services that will help UK health IT companies expand into the US market, NHS England’s director of patients and information has revealed.
Experts warn £260m not enough
A new government fund to boost adoption of e-prescribing will not be enough to help “laggard” trusts start the journey towards electronic patient records, health IT experts warn.
Spine2 built in-house on open source
The replacement for the NHS data spine, Spine2, is being built using open source components and is due to go live at the end of October.
NHS should ‘look to lastminute.com’
Trade body Intellect has urged the NHS to learn from the private sector when it comes to building a new digital architecture to meet the ‘paperless’ challenge.
Paperless NHS possible – Intellect
A paperless NHS is achievable but requires a different way of thinking for users, buyers and suppliers of healthcare, says a report by UK trade body Intellect.
Suppliers invited to GPSoC event
Primary care IT suppliers are invited to an event hosted by Intellect and NHS Connecting for Health to discuss the replacement for GP Systems of Choice.
NHS doesn’t demand interoperability
NHS staff need to understand how IT fits into their business strategically and be clear about their requirements when procuring systems.