Central NHS organisations are rebooting attempts to improve communication between emergency departments and GPs, with the ‘perpetual winter’ crisis now affecting the NHS spurring new efforts.
In the second of his new columns, Digital Health News reporter Thomas Meek asks why mental health has seen as explosion of apps; and what needs to be done to get them into clinical and patient use.
On a visit to Rome, Joe McDonald realises that god-like authority can command compliance with standards. Unfortunately, the Professional Records Standards Body lacks this; which means it needs our help.
A new set of standards for the content and structure of electronic patient records has been launched at the Royal College of Physicians.
A Royal College of Physicians working party has created and piloted a National Early Warning Score to detect when the condition of very sick patients is deteriorating.
EHealth insider has sent an open letter to health secretary Andrew Lansley, urging him to include a prominent role for chief clinical information officers in the forthcoming NHS information strategy.