EHI Awards 2009 winners announced
NHS Waltham Forest’s implementation of the RiO community and mental health system emerged as the overall winner of the E-Health Insider Awards in association with BT last night.
EHI Awards finalists unveiled
The finalists for the E-Health Insider Awards 2009 in association with BT have been announced.
Trust extends check-in roll-out
The first UK trust to roll-out self check-in touch screens has announced it will deploy an additional 54 machines by the middle of the summer. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced three self check-in touch screens in its the ophthalmology and orthopaedics outpatient departments last October. The system consists of a unit […]
Health coaches get access to patient records
A primary care trust is planning to set up a health coaching service giving Bupa health coaches access to patient information unless residents opt-out within a short timeframe.
Different consent models for coaching services
The first primary care trust to use a telephone support service from private contractor Health Dialog has backed the use of an opt-out consent model after another PCT ran into a row about a similar service. NHS Norfolk (formerly Norfolk PCT) has been using Health Dialog’s telephone-based health coaching service since March 2006. When Wirral […]
East Anglia trusts invest in blood tracking
Three NHS trusts in East Anglia have invested in blood tracking technology from Olympus. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and James Paget University Hospitals NHS foundation trusts and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust will install Olympus BloodTrack Courier on all blood issue fridges. They will also deploy SafeTx PDA/scanners onto wards. […]
EHI’s industry news roundup 06.06.08
E-Health Insider’s industry news round up for the week ending 06 June 2008 featuring supplier news, awards and information on newly published research reports. Supplier news Barts and the London School uses TurningPoint interactive assessments Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has announced that it has chosen Turning Technologies interactive assessment tool, […]
Norfolk and Norwich cuts sign-on in A+E
Norfolk and Norwich University Healthcare NHS Trust has implemented a new single sign-on framework, which will enable clinical users to log onto all software applications using one password. The trust will implement single sign-on software from Imprivata, to be installed by Enline, across its busy A&E department in an effort to reduce time spent on […]
Opposition calls for rethink on data storage
The debate over healthcare data security took a political turn as the opposition called on the government to change its plans for central data storage.
PAC report brings brickbats and bouquets for NPfIT
Mixed reaction greeted the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s report on the National Programme for IT with critics and supporters dividing on predictable lines and the NHS Confederation saying the programme must be made to work, despite its problems. Health minister Lord Hunt, claimed the evidence taken to produce the report was outdated. “This PAC […]