Helen Stokes-Lampard said GPs are the champions of safe technology, but the sky-high costs of trying to keep up with private companies is impossible.
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The NHS has a system that has almost all the patients in the wrong place, according to NHS England’s national director for operations and information.
Movers and Shakers round-up includes movements across various industry organisations including Papworth Hospital and the Professional Record Standards Body.
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The CQC has cracked down on potentially unsafe online prescribers that fail to carry out adequate identity checks or to review a patient’s medical history.
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Community pharmacists in the UK should have read and write access to full electronic records for their patients, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in a new campaign.
Reporter Thomas Meek runs through the latest from the world of health apps, with news of a study into their effectiveness by the American Heart Association, and the latest accreditations and launches.
Critics of care.data say it is sitting in the “last chance saloon”. Sam Sachdeva looks at its prospects in the second of EHI News’ features looking back over the major healthcare IT initiatives of the coalition government.
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The Care Quality Commission has been criticised after incorrectly placing 60 GP practices in high-risk categories due to “severely flawed” monitoring data.
Chief clinical information officers are ideally placed to navigate tensions between patient safety and information governance when it comes to data sharing, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioner has suggested.
Many of Neil Paul’s GP colleagues have been upset by the news that two appraisal toolkits are merging. He’s worried this is just part of a trend away from proper software commissioning.