NHS Dudley builds new data centre
NHS Dudley has completed a new state-of the-art data centre after signing a contract with XMA/2bm. 2bm, a subcontractor to XMA, were identified through an OGC Buying Solutions Catalist national framework as being suitable to meet the organisation’s tender requirement, which specified a seven week timescale and fixed budget. The project included the construction of a […]
Industry round-up 09.07.09
This month’s E-Health Insider industry round-up covers new products, system deployments, observed trends and other news from leading healthcare IT suppliers. South Manchester utilises Hornbill’s Supportworks The University of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust has applied Hornbill’s Supportworks ITSM service management software to manage the NHS Registration Authority smart card system that it is introducing […]
ICO issues privacy guide; Salford rapped
The Information Commissioner’s Office has urged organisations to consider privacy before developing new IT systems or changing the way they handle personal information. The call was made as the ICO issued the latest version of its Privacy Impact Assessment handbook, and days after yet another NHS trust was rapped for breaching data protection rules. Salford […]
Call to scrap ‘illegal’ NHS patient database
A quarter of all government databases, including NHS Detailed Care Records Service and NHS CRS Secondary Uses Service, are illegal and should be scrapped or redesigned, a major new report on government databases has claimed. Serious concerns are also raised about the NHS Summary Care Record Service, and its potential for abuse, with an independent […]
Tower Hamlets deploys OneSign
Tower Hamlets has become the latest primary care trust to use Imprivata OneSign. The single sign-on solution is being rolled out to provide 600 of the trust’s staff with secure access to applications including clinical systems and NHSmail. OneSign is more conventionally used in acute trusts, but it is already being used by other PCTs […]
An increasing number of NHS trusts are undertaking virtualisaton projects. Daloni Carlisle reports.
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Vodafone invests in mobile health firm
Newbury, Berkshire-based, mobile phone giant Vodafone has invested in t+ Medical, a UK provider of mobile health services acccessed across mobile handsets. Vodafone Ventures Ltd, the corporate venture capital arm of Vodafone Group, has made an undisclosed investment in t+ Medical, which specialises in the use of mobile phone-based to transfer patient biometric data as […]
Basildon and Thurrock tightens security
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has held a USB stick amnesty and implemented new software to comply with DH data security requirements.
Virtualisation at Epsom and St Helier
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is using virtualisation for its print servers and infrastructure management, and has plans to extend virtualisation to its web and application servers. At a Hewlett Packard virtualisation round table this week, Malcolm Flier, the trust’s head of support services, said the main drivers for the move had […]