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NHS National Services Scotland won the Best Use of IM&T to Promote Patient Safety at last year’s BT e-Health Insider Awards for the Emergency Care Summary.
Call for overhaul of Scottish IT
GP representatives in Scotland have called for full integration of GP and secondary care systems and changes to out-of-hours services in a document outlining their strategy for the future of general practice. BMA Scotland has published a ‘white paper style’ consultation document to encourage debate and discussion on a long term strategy for general practice […]
Scottish NHS to invest €1.8m in e-health
Online scanning to allow remote diagnosis for island-based patients and Scotland’s biggest telehealth system are among a range of hi-tech projects to help more patients to be treated quicker and closer to home. The Scottish NHS is to invest €1.8m in e-health – including €640,000 funding from the country’s major health IT contractor Atos Origin. […]
Healthcare Interoperability: the big debate
Are international standards the most important factor in healthcare interoperability: or not? Fiona Barr reports
Rhön Klinikum says EPR key to particle therapy
German hospital group Rhön Klinikum AG, believes its new web-based electronic patient record will be a key success factor for its €120m new centre for particle therapy.
Half of Scottish prescriptions sent electronically
Over half of all NHS prescriptions issued in Scotland are now sent electronically, latest figures show. Since the start of electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP) in Scotland in January 2008, 7.72 million prescriptions have been sent electronically. In July this figure reached 1.955 million — more than 50% of all the prescriptions issued. ETP is […]
Scotland commits to incremental e-health
The Scottish government has pledged consolidate its SCI Gateway and Store, and enhance its Emergency Care Summary Service.
Carestream mid-way through NHSScotland PACS
Carestream Health has announced it has reached the half-way point in delivering PACS to NHSScotland, and intends to complete installations by the end of the year. The project now has 21 sites connected out of the country’s 39 hospitals, with 10,000 general clinical users and 200 radiologists registered to the system. According to 1 May […]
Scottish government funds telecare and IT research
University of Edinburgh is to receive a share of £4m funding from the Scottish government to research telemetric supported self-monitoring of long-term conditions. The project is one of four to have received government funding for research programmes over the next five years, aiming to help improve healthcare for patients in Scotland. Edinburgh’s research programme will […]
Scotland and NI tender for patient management system
Scotland and Northern Ireland have issued a joint tender to purchase a patient management system, with rich clinical functionality, worth between £30-120m over four years. The tender in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) has been issued by Scotland’s Common Services Agency, and is seeks a vendor to provide a complete integrated patient […]