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.
NHS 24’s governance of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare has been heavily criticised in a leaked report produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The opening of Glasgow’s new £842 million super hospital has been a “catalyst” towards moving to a paper-free environment, its IT lead has said.
A framework worth up to £20 million is being set up for Scottish health boards to buy electronic prescribing and medicine administration systems.
A £10 million digital health project in Scotland has recruited just one quarter of expected users.