Officials developing NHS England’s long term plan have estimated it will cost between £10.9bn and £12.9bn to support digitisation across 15 areas included within it.
Digital Health News understands that the DHSC has now settled with Fujitsu for a further payment said to be in the region of £400m.
NHS Digital has announced there will be a specific exemplar initiative for trusts using the electronic patient record Lorenzo
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust has gone live with DXC’s Lorenzo EPR with the go-live having gone “as well as can reasonably be expected”.
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People and policies came and went at the top of healthcare IT, but some trusts pushed on with major projects and news emerged of tech developments that might shape the years ahead. Lyn Whitfield reviews 2016.
Three trusts have been granted central funding to deploy Lorenzo as an electronic patient record system, as part of the deal agreed between the Department of Health and CSC in 2012.
The National Programme for IT in the NHS came to an end in the North, Midlands and East last week. Its flagship electronic patient record was Lorenzo. How are recent deployments going, and what legacy will it leave, asks Ben Heather.
The Department of Health has approved funding for North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust to deploy the Lorenzo electronic patient record as part of its post-NPfIT deal with CSC and in support of a ‘Raising our Service Excellence’ programme.
The National Programme for IT has finally come to an end, although the bill for the enormously expensive and controversial project will continue to be paid for years to come.
The US ‘Digital Doctor’ brought in to conduct a review of NHS IT says clinical engagement is essential to both successfully deploy new technology and overcome the ‘productivity paradox’ that initially stops it delivering expected savings.