Computerising hospitals delivers a small improvement in quality but does not cut costs, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine. Indeed, the detailed correlation of data from a hospital computerisation survey, cost reports and quality scores, shows that the hospitals that have computerised fastest in the past decade have also seen […]
Four out of ten NHS IT staff are expecting their budgets to decrease next year, and a further 36% expect them to be frozen at this year’s level.
Brian Derry from the NHS Information Centre reflects on the coming financial crunch and how informatics can help the NHS through 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 […]
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 […]