Mobile messaging platforms: the clinical and regulatory risks explored
It is known that during the pandemic, mainstream consumer messaging apps were used by clinicians, but what happens when activity levels subside?
Tracking down kidney failure: Western Sussex develops AKI alerts
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been developing acute kidney injury alerts for Patientrack, and is now planning a big expansion of its use of IT. Lyn Whitfield went to visit.
Standard bearers: using safety standards in IT implementations
The Health and Social Care Information Centre is promoting the use of standards and safety cases to improve healthcare IT implementations. But are the standards well known, and is the process working? Thomas Meek reports.
PICS of the crop
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s prescribing information and communication system helped it to win EHI’s latest award for ‘promoting patient safety’. Paul Curran reports.
BSI to publish apps standards
The British Standards Institution is set to publish guidelines on the development of healthcare apps in April this year.
Hunt calls for shared records and data
The NHS will not reach its full potential without sharing electronic patient records across health and social care, Jeremy Hunt has said in a speech that once again backed the widespread use of IT in health and social care.
Joe’s view of turning data into patient safety
Consultant Joe McDonald talks to an easyJet attendant called Hazel, who has some lessons for the NHS when it comes to helping staff learn from safety incidents.
Patient safety alert system launched
NHS England has launched a National Patient Safety Alerting System to highlight patient safety risks in NHS organisations.
Joe’s view: of a Vision and 12-point plan for CCIOs
Joe McDonald explains why the CCIO Leaders Network is launching a new vision for chief clinical information officers and a plan to embed them in the NHS.
Patient safety reporting overhaul
The NHS is developing the National Reporting and Learning System to become an integrated reporting route for patient safety incidents.