Industry news in brief
This month’s industry round-up features news Babylon has been shortlisted for a $100m MacArthur grant and a London uni is using VR to spot sepsis.
EPR cuts Middlesex GUM treatment times
Researchers at Central Middlesex Hospital have found that the implementation of an electronic patient record system in the genito-urinary medicine clinic has lead to an impressive improvement in treatment times.
Conficker worm shuts down trust network
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust has become the latest NHS trust to be infected by the Conficker worm.
Survey reveals missing NHS computers
Medical equipment and computers worth tens of millions of pounds is being lost or stolen from NHS hospital wards every year, a survey has revealed. A Freedom of Information Act survey of 100 trusts by More4 News found that 522 computers or laptops had been stolen or lost over the past three years. Reporters for […]
iSoft adds Philips real-time speech recognition
iSoft’s RadCentre radiology information system will now offer real-time speech recognition, as part of its ongoing integration with Philips SpeechMagic technology. The upgrade means that dictations will appear instantly as text on screen, speeding up the time to produce critical radiology reports and share patient diagnoses. SpeechMagic is currently an optional extra for RadCentre users. […]
EHI’s industry news roundup 30.11.07
E-Health Insider’s industry news round up for the week ending 30 November, featuring supplier news, events, and awards. Supplier News Three wins takes JAC to the 100 customer mark The recent contract signings of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, has resulted in […]
Central Middlesex counts benefits of VoIP
Staff at the Central Middlesex Hospital, London, have benefited from a new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system from Nortel which has helped reduce call charges and system administration, without needing to change any telephone numbers. The hospital, part of the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, was being redeveloped as part of a Private […]
BT e-Health Insider Awards ’07 judges appointed
Judges for the BT e-Health Insider Awards ’07 have been appointed resulting in a line-up that includes distinguished IT professionals and clinicians with an interest in health informatics. Entry for the awards is open now and the six categories offer opportunities for everyone involved in healthcare IT from the frontline to the back office to […]
Fujitsu signs pathology contracts with three trusts
Three NHS trusts in the South of England have signed contracts totalling £5.5m with Fujitsu Services to provide them with Cerner’s PathNet pathology suite integrated with Cerner Millennium. The contracts will run until 2013. The three trusts are Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust, East Kent Hospitals and Medway NHS Trust, Kent. The PathNet system is […]
NPfIT ‘needs re-evaluating to be a success’
Connecting for Health must look at three key things – scalability, complexity and availability if the National Programme for Information Technology is to be a success, according to a panel of industry professionals. Speaking at the Healthcare Computing 2007 conference in Harrogate, the panel said that the size and complexity of the NPfIT programme had […]