Healthcare IT news in brief
This week’s round-up includes the news that Barts Health is consolidating its three WinPath LIMS from CliniSys.
Legal view: of thinking small on procurement
Andrew Rankin and Carole Poletti of DAC Beachcroft consider how public procurement rules can help to create opportunities for small or medium enterprise IT suppliers.
Specialist hospitals to procure EHRs
Two specialist UK hospitals are looking to procure electronic patient record systems and have invited feedback from potential suppliers.
NHS works with SMEs
A group of healthcare and digital experts are working together to help break down barriers between NHS organisations and small technology companies.
Northern Devon picks RiO for community
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has chosen Servelec’s RiO electronic patient record system for community health services as part of an £8 million investment in a new EPR.
The latest “framework” for NHS IT has received a cautious welcome. Now analysts, trusts and suppliers want more detail; and to find out which of its sticks and carrots will work. Sam Sachdeva reports.
NHS England to spend £33m on 111 tech
NHS England will spend £33m on re-procuring technical elements of NHS 111, a board paper has revealed.
Three trusts to procure joint EPR
Three trusts in the Greater Manchester area are looking to procure a joint electronic patient record system as part of a wider transformation programme.
Legal challenge holds up procurement
A programme to procure an electronic patient record system for southern ambulance trusts is on hold due to a legal challenge from one of the bidders involved.
OFT investigates public sector IT deals
The Office of Fair Trading is investigating whether public sector IT deals limit interoperability and competition in the sector.