Paramedics using 999 callers’ phones to get footage from serious incidents
Paramedics in the London Ambulance Service control room can request access to callers’ phone cameras so they can quickly understand a patient’s injuries.
GP IT funding increased by 18 per cent
Clinical commissioning groups are getting an 18% increase in GP IT funding and must provide all practices with technology allowing remote access to patient records within this financial year, a new report has said.
Another view: mind the gap
GP Neil Paul wonders why an “implementation gap” so often opens up between a simple idea and actually doing it; whether that’s handing out tablet computers, or providing remote access to records and systems.
Personal iPads to access Emis records
Clinicians are using their personal iPads to access patient records on Emis Web in a pilot scheme run by Informatics Merseyside.
Liverpool gets remote access
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has implemented a remote access solution to lets staff access documents and emails when offsite.
LMCs want IT performance standards
GPs have called upon the BMA’s GP Committee to negotiate minimum performance standards for IT systems, arguing that these would make it easier to hold suppliers to account. Speaking at the Local Medical Committees Conference in London last week, Dr Martin Beastall, a GP from Doncaster, said: “In modern practice, computers are as vital a […]
PCT suspends TPP mobile urgent care
The second primary care trust to deploy TPP’s urgent care solution has stopped using the mobile solution because of problems with poor reception.
Frimley Park access with ISEEU Global
Frimley Park Hospital has deployed a trust-wide remote data access, transfer and collaboration system to provide consultants with patient information from almost any location. The system, from ISEEU Global, was rolled out across the trust in December, following a pilot in the adult intensive care unit last year. The trust implemented ISEEU Clinical Workforce Accessibility, […]
EHI’s industry round up 28.01.2010
This month’s industry round up has news about contracts, company partnerships, the launch of a US interoperability company in the UK, and new appointments at the top of CSC. Northern Ireland’s health service sticks with CRYPTOCard Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland has decided to upgrade to to BlackShield ID, CRYPTOCard’s premier authentication service. […]
Wolverhampton moves GPs to PCT network
Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust is moving all its GP practices on to its network as part of a major initiative to improve data security. So far, 56 of Wolverhampton’s GP practices have been moved across to the PCT network in a project that began in September 2008. The PCT expects to complete work at a final […]