Milton Keynes University Hospital to pilot smart hospital solution
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to pilot a smart hospital solution which aims to improve productivity and efficiency.
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Technology is the answer to the healthcare productivity challenge
As healthcare spending rises, Jonathan Pearson, UK head of healthcare at PA Consulting, looks at why technology could help improve productivity in the NHS.
Carter: NHS to adopt ‘meaningful use’
NHS Improvement should create ‘meaningful use’ standards for clinical IT systems and use incentives to drive better adoption of technology, Lord Carter’s review of hospital productivity recommends.
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Swindells: ‘fight on’ for informaticians
The chair of BCS Healthcare, Matthew Swindells, has told a conference in Glasgow that the challenge for NHS informaticians “has never been greater.”
Funding forecast is colder than ever
The NHS would have to make historically unprecedented productivity gains to close the gap between its likely funding after 2011 and the Wanless projections of its future spending needs. According to a report by the King’s Fund and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the health service would need to make gains of between 3.4% and […]
QIPP focus for Yorks and Humber IT
More than 50% of GP practices in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber will be on TPP’s SystmOne by the end of the financial year. But delivery of the Lorenzo electronic patient record remains a significant risk, according to a board paper presented to the strategic health authority. IT plans outlined in the report to this month’s […]
DH to review hand-held devices
The Department of Health is to review the market for hand-held devices for community-based staff, with a view to issuing guidance to primary care trusts on what is available. The review was announced in a “progress report” on the final report of Lord Darzi’s Next Stage Review of the NHS, which was published a year […]
Money, money, money
The theme of this year’s NHS Confederation conference was money; or rather the coming lack of it. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Webinar reveals demand for IT evidence
The Royal College of Nursing’s informatics expert has called for better evidence to convince nurses of the benefits of technology for patient care. Speaking during E-Health Insider’s live video webinar Making Time to Care, Anne Casey said nurses need hard evidence of the benefits that can be achieved. She cited a survey by the RCN […]
Nicholson warns of ‘unprecedented’ savings
NHS chief executive David Nicholson has warned the NHS that it may need to make “unprecedented” levels of savings from 2011 to 2014. In his third annual report on the state of the health service, Nicholson says NHS investment will grow by 11% over the next and final two years of the present comprehensive spending […]