You say you want a revolution…
In Merseyside, health organisations are smashing faxes, finding cheap ways to go digital, and playing with tomorrow’s technology. Ben Heather reports from the iLinks Innovations Conference.
All 44 "initial" STPs now with NHS England
All 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans have been lodged with NHS England, but what they mean for funding and IT projects could take months to untangle.
Local digital roadmaps: a long way to go, not much time to get there
Isabel Lobo, senior healthcare analyst at NHS Providers, discusses some of the issues raised by a survey of trust informatics directors on the local digital roadmap process.
Digital maturity: what does it mean, and how are we doing?
Cindy Fedell, director of informatics at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and chair of the NHS Providers Informatics Leadership Network, considers the pros and cons of NHS England’s Digital Maturity Index.
E-discharge uptake revealed by DMI
EXCLUSIVE: Around two thirds of NHS trusts are sharing discharge summaries electronically with GPs and one fifth are prescribing electronically, early findings from digital maturity self-assessments show.
Details of £1.8b tech funding revealed
NHS organisations will have access to £1 billion in capital funding and £400 million in revenue to help them become paperless over the next five years.
Tech money to fund transformation
Most of the £1 billion promised by the government for investment in health IT is for capital investment and will be used to fund local transformation programmes enabled by technology, the interim chair of the National Information Board has said.
Local digital roadmaps delayed
Clinical commissioning groups now have until June to submit their Local Digital Roadmaps after NHS England pushed back the submission date.