Child immunisation software ‘creating risks’
The interim child health system in London is creating risks to the effective running of the childhood immunisation programme, according to PCTs.
Competition begins to open up in the South
Competition for NHS IT business in the south of England looks set to become a lot more “flexible”, with trusts and strategic health authorities planning to take different approaches. Gary Cohen, executive chairman of IBA Health Group, the owners of iSoft, told E-health Insider that competition looks certain in the region, following Fujitsu being axed […]
System C goes live in Isle of Man hospitals
System C has completed installation of its MedWay patient management system in two hospitals on the Isle of Man, less than nine months after the contract was awarded. The integrated systems went live on the exact date agreed with the Isle of Man at the outset of the contract and without any contract change notices. […]
A year in review: LSPs in 2007
EHI Editor Jon Hoeksma, provides a look back at 2007 from the perspective of the NHS IT programme’s local service providers: Fujitsu, CSC and BT.
BT’s contract reset completed
BT has confirmed that it is ‘well underway’ with its ‘best of breed’ approach, after completing contract renegotiations with Connecting for Health in the summer. A BT spokesperson confirmed to E-Health Insider that the transition had been made ‘some time ago’, but was unable to say exactly when the transition was made. BT Health’s managing […]
Singapore visits London to see RiO
The benefits to patients of new IT systems in London, delivered under the NHS IT programme, has been attracting international interest in London, which was recently visited by the Singapore Ministry of Health. The Singapore Ministry of Health officials saw London’s first step on the journey towards the national electronic shared health care record system, […]
60 second interview: Ian Halsey
Joe Fernandez quizzes Ian Halsey, director of planning and performance at Somerset Partnership NHS and Social Care Trust.
South edges towards ‘best of breed’ approach
The re-negotiation of the NHS IT Programme contract between Fujitsu and the NHS in the South of England appears to be heading towards a best of breed approach.
Six London trusts get RiO for mental health
Six mental health trusts in London are now using new IT systems, delivered under the NHS IT programme, to help deliver better care to patients. The six trusts, which account for 60% of the mental health trusts in the capital, are now using these new computerised patient record systems, as part of a London-wide NHS […]
EMIS deal for London on cards
Primary care system supplier EMIS looks likely to be included as part of the local service provider solution for London. GP practices in London will have the option of INPS’s Vision 4 or EMIS, subject to the conclusion of contract negotiations. Kevin Jarrold, director of the London Programme for IT (LPfIT) and chief information officer […]