From August, women registered with GP services in London will begin to receive text messages encouraging them to book screening appointments.
The healthcare IT round-up includes new drug theft preventative software, a trust’s digitisation of its HR records and the ICO’s new grant programme.
This week’s health IT news in brief covers concerns over protection of personal data in the UK and the enhancement of clinical trials and patient safety.
Neil Paul has been trying out two products that allow patients to book appointments direct with a GP. One works, because it doesn’t just fill slots, and the other needs more work, because that’s all it does.
iPatient has been approved as the first patient facing software available under the GP Systems of Choice contracts.
Company says the sign-off will open the door to more digital tools for patients.
Patients can now book and cancel GP appointments through a new feature launched on iPlato’s MyGP.
The latest GP Systems of Choice contract required principal GP system suppliers to open up to new players. Two years on, news editor Rebecca McBeth looks at what has been achieved and what remains work in progress.
The April 2016 target for getting the first third-party suppliers of patient facing services integrated with the principal GP systems will not be met; but the companies involved say it will happen within months and transform the market.