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.
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 […]
Pete Marsh, technical director of Wirral Health Informatics, outlines the needs and obstacles often not considered by those implementing clinical IT systems.
The Office of Government Commerce has made recommendations that public procurement of software should consider open source solutions, citing, amongst other case studies, the experience of a Dublin-based hospital that made significant savings in transferring all its software to open source. The report says that public sector bodies should “examine carefully the technical and business […]
The Department of Health has today announced that every hospital trust in England should get a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) within three years as part of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT). Some £60m of national investment will go into PACS this year, with future central funds to be announced. The shoftfall in […]