Digital Health’s monthly roundup of contracts and go lives
Digital Health’s monthly roundup includes a collaboration for the Royal College of Radiologists and xWave plus a PACS for West Midlands pathology networks.
Report calls for digital improvements to NHS imaging services
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has written to the government calling for it to prioritise digital reporting capabilities across NHS imaging.
Special Report: Imaging (PACS)
Jennifer Trueland explores whether investment in technology and infrastructure could help PACS make the leap from good to great.
Special Report: PACS
As healthcare organisations move to their second or third PACS procurements, they are now demanding new systems fit for the future. This can range from having reporting functionality to new systems being capable of operating artificial intelligence. But can the new-generation PACS achieve all this? Jennifer Trueland reports.
Spine could be engineered for XDS-I
Engineering the NHS Spine to support an XDS-I based solution for medical image sharing is “possible, but reasonably hard”, BT technologists have concluded.
It’s cold out there
Malcolm Newbury of IHE UK says it’s time to break out of Groundhog Day and find a new way of doing interoperability in the post NPfIT world.
Individual hospitals have PACS in place: but whatever happened to image sharing? Linda Davidson and Daloni Carlisle investigate.
College highlights poor PACS image sharing
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems are largely successful in individual hospitals but communication between systems in different hospitals is poor, according to a new position paper from the Royal College of Radiologists.
PACS group demands action on NHS Number
Why isn’t it compulsory to use the NHS Number as the primary identifier for patients in England, just as the CHI number is compulsory in Scotland? NHS Connecting for Health was asked last week. The question sparked a lively debate at the Royal College of Radiologists PACS and Teleradiology group meeting in London. Colin Innes […]
Wirral’s gateway to care
Pete Marsh, technical director of Wirral Health Informatics, outlines the needs and obstacles often not considered by those implementing clinical IT systems.