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.
Next London Cerner go-live delayed until Autumn
The next deployment of Cerner Millennium in London will not occur until the autumn; more than a year after the last go-live in the capital plunged the Royal Free Hampstead Hospital NHS Trust into crisis.
Cerner gets green light in London
NHS London and the NHS London Programme for IT have given the green light to further Cerner deployments in the capital.
Millennium delays cost Kingston £500,000
Delays to the delivery of a Cerner Millennium electronic record system at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust have cost it more than £500,000 so far. The trust says the earliest it may now go live is April 2009, although it currently has no planned go-live date. This has been “postponed indefinitely” until “issues in live trusts […]
Paramedic students trained using Second Life
The ‘collapsed clubber’ is one of five scenarios students can expect to encounter in the Second Life training system. Paramedic students in London are being trained in how to deal with emergency situations using the virtual world of Second Life. The Second Life training system uses online avatars of patients in Second Life, […]
Royal Marsden implements secure remote access
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has created a secure remote working environment for clinicians to support its business strategy of delivering care closer to patients’ homes. The plans were well advanced before the trust suffered a fire at its Chelsea hospital in January this year, but this confirmed the need for clinicians to be […]
St Mary’s delays go-live of CRS
The deployment of a London Cluster Release 1 Care Records System at the St Mary’s campus of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has been delayed by a month due to “significant uncertainties.” The hospital was due to go live on 14 July with the Cerner Millennium system, but opted to defer deployment to the end […]
Jarrold sets out deployment plans for London
Kevin Jarrold, NHS London’s chief information officer and the London Programme for IT’s regional implementation director, has pledged to have installed 15 acute care records systems by the end of the current financial year. Speaking at the Smart Healthcare expo, Jarrold said that after a “patchy” start for LPfIT in delivering core systems to acute […]
BT deploys Picis theatre system to six London trusts
BT has successfully completed its deployment of Picis theatre systems to six hospital trusts in London under the National Programme for IT. Announced last year, BT had signed an agreement with specialist developer, Picis, to deliver new operating theatre management systems to six hospital trusts, under agreement by Connecting for Health. Since then, BT has […]
Health secretary’s website wins access award
Health secretary Alan Johnson’s website won the top prize for accessibility in the British Computer Society (BCS) MP Website Awards. Johnson, who is also Labour MP for Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle, won the award for his personal website www.alanjohnson.org, used to communicate news to his constituents. The website is run for the health secretary by […]