April’s industry news in brief features YouGov research which suggests UK adults are open to using new health technology. We also feature the news that Mictrotest has officially signed a contract with NHS Wales Informatics Service to be one of two suppliers for GP clinical IT systems in the country.
Microtest has been selected as one of two new IT vendors for NHS Wales, following the loss of Emis’s preferred supplier status.
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This month’s industry news in brief roundup includes the announcement that Healthcare Communications is to be acquired by IMImobile.
This week’s round up includes a market update from Emis Group, confirmation of the news that Morecambe Bay is sticking with Lorenzo, and an Advanced Carenotes deployment by the Combat Stress charity; plus partnerships in the triage and primary care space.
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.
A patient record sharing scheme in Cornwall has gone county-wide with all GPs signed up to share their information using Microtest’s Guru.
Emis is set to follow up a data sharing deal with TPP with new interoperability agreements to cover the other suppliers in the market.
Microtest has signed a contract with Healthcare Gateway to share data from its Guru system via the Medical Interoperability Gateway, with work at a pilot site starting next month.
Three quarters of GPs that were using iSoft systems when CSC announced it was pulling support for the products have switched to Emis Web.