Resist ‘shiny things’ and ensure digital transformation delivers real benefits
Enthusiasm for digital change must be focused on outcomes and things that matter to patients, urged Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland national leaders.
Covid-19 passports become law for events in Scotland
Nightclubs and other large events, including football games, will only be able to allow entry to people who have a Covid-19 passport.
Covid-19 vaccine status added to personal health records in Scotland
The Scottish government has struck a deal with Orion Health to enable health and care workers to access a person’s Covid-19 vaccine history.
Digital tool to share videos of seizures piloted across Scotland
The vCreate Neuro platform allows clinical teams to view videos of potential seizures to offer a faster diagnosis for quicker access to treatment.
Three Scottish trusts trial Covid-19 contact-tracing software
The pilot will allow the trusts to test the software, which will be used by contact tracers to collect the information they need digitally.
Digital nutritional support system goes live in Scottish care homes
Whenever there is cause for concern, care home staff use the service to refer residents to dietitians via a digital questionnaire.
NHS Forth Valley goes live with InterSystems TrakCare
InterSystems continues to dominate Scotland’s EPR market following the deployment of its TrakCare electronic patient record at NHS Forth Valley.
University Hospital Ayr becomes first Scottish hospital with 4K theatre
The Olympus Endoalpha theatre uses a Visera 4K ultra high definition camera to provide images four times the resolution of high definition.
North of Scotland Care Portal goes live with Orion Health
Orion’s clinical portal allows information currently held in two patient management systems used across the area to be held in one system.
NHS Education for Scotland publishes tech guide for healthcare staff
The Technology Enabled Care resource includes a series of online learning modules where participants can brush up on wearable devices, home monitoring and video conferencing.