CQC highlights record access problems
Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley must urgently address problems with access to medical records, England’s chief inspector of hospitals has said.
Call for new records standards body
Health and social care organisations have called for a new body to be set up to develop clinical record standards to support the development of electronic health records.
RCP and CfH launch online standards tool
The Royal College of Physicians and NHS Connecting for Health have launched e-learning modules to support national standards for hospital record keeping drawn up by the RCP’s Health Informatics Unit and signed off by the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges. The online tool allows users to complete training two modules; one covering the principles of good […]
Forest for the cup
The NHS Waltham Forest team implementing RiO was the overall winner in last year’s E-Health Insider Awards in association with BT. Daloni Carlisle reports.
Paris on the Mersey
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has chosen Logica to provide the Paris system to support child health and community services in the North West.
Vodafone to launch mobile health unit
Vodafone has announced that it will establish a new mobile health unit in Newbury to develop mobile healthcare solutions. Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone, told an audience at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London that he believed that mobile technology has a significant role to play in the provision of healthcare. He said […]
Setting records straight
Peter Short, national clinical lead GP, NHS Connecting for Health, discusses the recent Shared Record Professional Guidance.
Audit Commission warns on poor records
The Audit Commission has called on organisations at all levels of the NHS to improve the standard of record keeping and clinical coding. In its second annual analysis of the national clinical coding audit programme that is run as part of the Payment by Results Data Assurance Framework, the spending watchdog says that errors continue […]
Mind that child
Dr David Low, consultant paediatrician and national clinical lead for paediatrics and child health at NHS Connecting for Health, discusses the importance of child records.
Its name is RiO
The latest column from NHS Connecting for Health outlines the benefits of the RiO electronic care records system to London.