N3 Voice Services reaches 100th site
N3 Voice Services is due to implement its 100th N3 VoIP site today. Len Chard, NHS Connecting for Health’s programme head of N3, said the milestone showed how the service had developed since the NHS’ broadband network was VoIP-enabled in July 2007. “N3 Voice has not been very high profile since then, but over the […]
Over to EU
Mike Palmer talks to Lyn Whitfield about the role of ‘Europe’ in promoting e-health.
Over the moon, gobsmacked, delighted – just some of the reactions from the winners of the E-Health Insider Awards 2009 in association with BT.
Cheshire trusts send e-discharge letters
Three acute trusts are delivering electronic discharge letters to almost 90 GP practices using a shared IT solution that plugs into existing computer systems. Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust has led the initiative, which uses the MedisecNET electronic delivery system from Medisec Software. The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Cheshire […]
Gloucester deploys Aruba wireless LAN
Cheltenam general hospital Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has deployed a wireless network from Aruba across both of its hospitals. The trust has deployed Aruba’s 802.11n network across Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals and its headquarters after going out tender in October 2008. Steve Edwards, its head of IT development services, said that the […]
Cheshire and Wirral encrypts email
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it will use a trust-wide external email encryption system from technology infrastructure company, ANS Group. Dave Walliker, head of informatics at the trust, told E-Health Insider the key driver behind the deployment was the trust’s need to liaise with and pass information between various organisations. […]
Dr Adam Darkins explains to Neil Versel why telehealth is key to the future of the Veterans Health Administration.
Liverpool improves patient entertainment
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust is deploying a new entertainment solution to systems at patient bedsides that also enable its clinicians to access its patient information system. The trust has already started to roll-out the solution from Exterity, which uses the hospital’s existing IP network to supply TV and radio channels to its Philips CareServant patient […]
Somerset cancer register goes national
The Somerset Health Informatics Service has developed an electronic register to help cancer patients across the country receive treatment more quickly. The register allows clinicians to access up-to-date patient information when they need it, anywhere within a hospital setting. Ruth King, business services manager for Somerset HIS, a shared service hosted by Taunton and Somerset NHS […]
Ballmer bullish about Windows 7
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says the firm’s new operating system will provide companies and public sector bodies with a more resilient, secure and cost effective IT infrastructure. Speaking at the UK press launch of Windows 7 yesterday, Ballmer said the recession and its aftermath will mean that IT professionals will need to deliver more […]