Southern SHAs assess alternatives for mental health IT
Strategic health authorities in the South of England are evaluating alternative software options to the version of Cerner Millennium being offered by Fujitsu under the NHS IT Programme (NPfIT). Fujitsu, the local service provider for the South, has told E-Health Insider, that it is working with SHAs and trusts to provide them with systems that best […]
BT’s big mission
In an exclusive interview BT Health’s managing director Patrick O’Connell updates EHI’s Jon Hoeksma how BT is progressing on its three NPfIT contracts.
The end of the beginning?
Are we at the end of the beginning of NHS IT modernisation? Jon Hoeksma tests Churchill’s famous quote against the evidence.
London delays due to ‘lots of factors’ says BT chief
BT Health’s managing director has told MPs that ‘lots of factors’ are the root cause of delays in implementations at London’s acute hospitals, but that the National Programme for IT’s (NPfIT) work in the capital should be completed by 2009 with full integration of systems a year later. Patrick O’Connell was giving evidence to the Commons Health Select Committee’s […]
CSE Servelec to upgrade Scottish mental health system
CSE Servelec has been commissioned by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland to upgrade its integrated information management project (IMP) system to reflect changes in the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2003. The upgrade will cover changes in the forms required by the new Mental Health Act, and will enable the IMP system to process additional […]
BT ‘de-couples’ London Cerner development from South
BT the local service provider for London is to develop its own version of Cerner Millennium for London, separate to the version of the system being installed and developed for use in NHS trusts across the South of England. BT’s decision to de-couple London from the South appears to have been prompted by well documented […]
Rio rolls out in West London trust
West London Mental Health NHS Trust rolled out the Rio clinical information system after an implementation involving 91,000 records and 250,000 clinical documents. First implemented last October on a restricted basis, the trust has now expanded the system to all its clinical teams, with 500-600 trained users now in action. West London’s director of IM&T, […]
Agreement reached on CHIA replacement
Ten London primary care trusts using BT’s troubled interim child health system have agreed to move to CSE-Servelec’s RiO solution for child health, on condition BT meets a series of risk mitigation requirements by August. The decision means that some of the PCTs may have to continue using the Child Health Interim Application (CHIA) for […]
South West London trust goes live with Magic
South West London and St Georges NHS Mental Health Care Trust have implemented a new support management system called Magic in order to prepare for implementation of a new RiO system. Magic has been developed by IT service software specialists BMC Software and is described as “IT Service Support for the Midsized Business.” It is […]
Ideal acquires Deverill’s NHS IT training
Ideal Training has acquired the NHS training division of Deverill, which holds a major contract in the London region. Deverill was awarded a five year contract in January to provide experienced care records systems trainers to support the delivery of end user application training for the capital’s 31 primary care trusts, 32 acute trusts and […]