CSA Waverley upgrades West Suffolk SAN
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has completed a refresh of its storage area network with CSA Waverley.
CfH signs £36m McKesson PAS support deal
NHS Connecting for Health has signed a £36m, four year deal with McKesson to continue to provide support for the patient administration systems used by 26 trusts.
Blackpool gets ‘Darzi’ style PACS
NHS Blackpool has implemented a new Agfa PACS system that enable staff working at the town’s state of the art new polyclinic to access and share diagnostic image records with staff at the local hospital trust. Implemented as an extension of Blackpool, Flyde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s existing Agfa Impax PACS, the new […]
An increasing number of NHS trusts are undertaking virtualisaton projects. Daloni Carlisle reports.
Sunquest to buy Anglia Healthcare Systems
US laboratory systems firm, Sunquest Information Systems Inc, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire UK firm Anglia Healthcare Systems.
McKesson says ESR job done
As the NHS Electronic Staff Record nears completion, E-Health Insider’s Jon Hoeksma speaks to Charmaine McDonald, MD of McKesson UK, the company behind the project.
Personal health records high on HIMSS agenda
Personal health records, patient identification, interoperability and, of course, quality were high on the agenda at the annual Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), in the recovering US city of New Orleans, Neil Versel writes. An Accenture study released at the start of last week’s meeting suggested that two-thirds of Americans consider electronic health […]
IBM to develop pandemic software with WHO
IBM’s research division has announced that they are to collaborate with the World Health Organisation in supplying software to help combat and predict pandemics. IBM have promised to develop two systems; an Interoperable Healthcare Information Infrastructure – a technology to help clinicians and researchers share information and health data on infectious diseases. Big Blue will […]
US health IT head resigns
David Brailer, the US National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has resigned his position. Brailer who took up the post in May 2004 has led efforts by the US federal government to introduce electronic medical records across the US. In April, 2004, President Bush signed an executive order creating Brailer’s position and calling for most […]
Companies gear up for interoperability marathon
Two hundred and fifty representatives of seventy healthcare IT companies will gather in Barcelona next week for the 6th annual European “Connectathon” – a week-long event devoted to the quest for interoperability. As its name suggests, the meeting is a ‘connectivity marathon’ where companies will take advantage of the opportunity to test their products in what […]