With giving the best treatment to a patient increasingly depending on the contributions of a range of health and social care professionals across a broad geography, the need for shared access to records is becoming ever-more pressing. So, almost two years since the five first-wave LHCRE sites were selected, what was the impact on the shared records and is there a recipe for success? Maja Dragovic investigates.
Shared Records 2
At University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, the replacement of an PACS setup was an opportunity to drive much greater integration between imaging and the electronic patient record.
No contract has been signed at this stage but a spokesperson has said a formal announcement was “planned for 2020”, once the business case has been approved.
Jennifer Trueland investigates whether FHIR and similar standards have finally become fully embedded in healthcare IT.
As more and more documents are stored electronically, the need for suitable data storage grows. Jennifer Trueland investigates the growing number of ways in which vendor neutral archives (VNAs) can be used.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been promoted as a tool which could transform the way clinicians work in the NHS. However there is an awareness that the space between the promise and the reality is often large. Kim Thomas reports on the realities and myths surrounding AI in healthcare.
AI and Analytics
Cloud seems to offer enormous potential benefits for healthcare – from unlocking a new wave of innovation to big data. But where is the NHS at with regards to the cloud, what has changed and has the mood towards it shifted? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
The solution will span ten separate trusts that form part of the Northern Cancer Alliance, aiming to improve cancer care workflows.
Both NHS staff and vendors say the interest in diagnostic digital pathology is growing. So could this previously larger analogue specialty be about to fully take the digital plunge? Jennifer Trueland investigates.