A “WhatsApp-style” instant messaging service will be trialled within the NHS as part of attempts to improve communications between care teams and reduce reliance on outdated or unsafe technology.
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The government has announced it is releasing £760 million into the NHS, which includes money to improve the use of its digital programme as part of the national health body’s 70th birthday.
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A report by Department of Health and Social Care has recommended the roll-out of e-prescribing systems in NHS hospitals needs to be ‘accelerated’.
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The former chief executive of NHS Digital, Andy Williams, has now joined leading European digital health company, Zesty as its Board Advisor.
Joe McDonald wasn’t a hobbit in Lord of the Rings, he wasn’t at Wembley to see Geoff Hurst’s winner, but he did see Otis bowl a historic tenfer and he’s now heard Jeremy Hunt promise to put patients in control of data sharing.
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says every patient in England will be able to use an app to access their medical records and book GP appointments by end 2018.
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The second wave of 18 NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, will be named today at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester by Secretary of State for Health Jeremy.
The shift to electronic systems will mean the blunder of 709,000 medical correspondence items not delivered is “unlikely” to occur again, according to Hunt.
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At least 1,700 cases of potential patient harm have been identified after a huge medical correspondence storage blunder, according to a new report by the NAO.
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