A method of detecting blood oxygen levels and pulse that swaps a traditional pulse oximeter clip for camera technology is to be given a six month trial at one of the main hospitals in Fife.
Just two firms – Emis Health and JAC – have been given ‘preferred bidder’ status for an e-prescribing framework contract in Scotland that should be completed and signed by the end of next month.
Electronic patient records have reached two of the remoter parts of the UK, with the deployment of InterSystems’ TrakCare to Shetland and Orkney.
InterSystems has continued its march through Scotland, with NHS Fife the latest to sign-up to the TrakCare platform.
West of Scotland’s health boards plan to share information by connecting their Orion clinical portals, creating a regional view of patient records.
NHS Fife has seen a significant reduction in cardiac arrests in one of its hospital’s busiest areas after deploying an electronic observations and early warning system.
This week’s round up of healthcare IT industry developments includes new launches and a competiton for junior doctors to win video promotion for a good quality improvement idea.
Scotland’s health advice service, NHS 24, has had to withdraw a new, £117 million computer and phone system over patient safety fears as winter pressures approach.
The IT to support Scotland’s health information service, NHS 24, is two year’s late and significantly over budget, according to the Auditor General for Scotland.
NHS Wales and NHS Scotland have agreed an alliance to share technology developments and expertise.