The big screen
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised to introduce free screening for stroke, diabetes, heart and kidney disease. Joe Fernandez looks at the IT involved.
CfH tells PCT it can’t mandate LSP solution
Connecting for Health has prevented a PCT from insisting that GP practices signed up to GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) must eventually move to a local service provider solution. North Yorkshire and York PCT told practices that signing up to GPSoC meant they were committing themselves to migrate to the fully integrated LSP solution when […]
N Yorks GPs protest over system choice
GPs claim their PCT is acting outside the GP Systems of Choice initiative by outlining a plan to encourage all practices to move onto the local service provider solution TPP’s SystmOne. North Yorkshire and York PCT ‘s IM&T strategy states that the introduction of SystmOne will be “actively promoted and supported by the PCT” giving […]
SUS blasted as ‘not fit for purpose’
The Secondary Uses Service (SUS) is not fit for purpose and is failing to provide GP practices and PCTs with the information they need for practice based commissioning (PBC), according to the NHS Alliance. The criticism of SUS follows the results of the latest quarterly survey of PBC published by the Department of Health last […]
Lorenzo plan unlikely before year end
Alternative delivery plans – codenamed Penfield – developed by Computer Sciences Corporation for delivery of the next generation Lorenzo clinical software for three-fifths of the English NHS are unlikely to be completed before the end of the year. One of the NHS chief information officers taking a lead on the Lorenzo Penfield plan has told […]
Lorenzo delivery plans now stretch past 2010
E-Health Insider has learned that the latest plans for the delivery of Lorenzo software in the North of England are based on key elements of the software not being available for deployment into the NHS as an integrated solution until after 2010. Under the revised four-stage plan, codenamed Penfield, order communications tools would be delivered […]
Yorkshire and Humber SHA plan TPP-based EPR
Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority has adopted a new IM&T strategy that explicitly plans for the possible non-delivery of Lorenzo.
Birmingham’s City hospital goes live with iPM
Birmingham’s City Hospital, part of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has gone live with iSoft’s iPM patient administration system, deployed by local service provider Computer Sciences Corporation. The trust began data migration from the legacy iSoft PIMS PAS on 11 October and went live with iPM on Monday, 15 October. The system deployed […]
George Eliot go live with iPM
The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust has gone live with iSoft’s iPM patient administration system from local service provider Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). The trust switched on the system on Monday 8 October after spending the weekend moving over from their previous legacy system. The system includes an Accident and Emergency module. CSC says the trust […]
South edges towards ‘best of breed’ approach
The re-negotiation of the NHS IT Programme contract between Fujitsu and the NHS in the South of England appears to be heading towards a best of breed approach.