How can trusts improve quality of care, reduce costs and drive down human error by introducing clinical decision support software? A forthcoming HSJ webinar will discuss this and more.
A process for deciding which new specialist treatments NHS England will fund will not be developed until the end of the year at the earliest, it has emerged.
Consultancy firm Accenture has been awarded a £60m contract to deliver a replacement for the health service’s secure email system by the Department of Health.
The NHSmail email system used by 650,000 people across the health and care sectors suffered technical problems due to a network issue, taking it offline for most of yesterday.
NHS England has hit back the assertion by an independent watchdog that delivery of the controversial Care.data patient record sharing initiative has been dogged by ‘unresolvable problems’.
ACUTE CARE: A hospital trust in Lancashire has ignored national guidance by spending £1.5m on a surgical robot, according to NHS England.
TECHNOLOGY: Integrated care records for 6,000 patients are now being shared between NHS and social care workers in Manchester.
Outsourcing company Capita has been awarded a contract to deliver a blood transfusion system as part of plans to create a centralised pathology service across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in Oldham have sparked interest from dozens of small and medium sized companies by launching a Dragons’ Den style process for new technology and innovations.
MCP vanguards report on their progress
Plans to roll out the use of digital technology in the health service could result in efficiency savings up to £10bn by 2020, work conducted for NHS England has estimated.
Lord Carter has warned that the new metric he is developing to rate the productivity of every hospital in England must not be used as a ‘crude weapon’ in trust regulation.
The controversial Care.data project is set to restart later this month. Information and opt out forms are due to be sent out to patients in one of the pilot areas.
External investigators are examining why 250,000 patient pathways were not properly updated on the computer systems at a West Yorkshire acute trust.
NHS England is seeking bids from providers to take part in a new ‘test bed’ programme for innovations which can be applied on a large scale and promise to improve value to the service.
FINANCE: Bolton Foundation Trust is seeking £30m of capital funding from the Department of Health towards its IT and estates strategies.
How to deliver better hospital IT systems
The importance of swift and accurate data capture and processing
There is growing evidence supporting its effectiveness
Integrated care means integrated working
Medical data must benefit whole populations