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Hospitals are due to be funded to improve their “outdated” paper patient notes and prescriptions, under plans expected to be announced by the health secretary.
Trusts will be able to bid for a share of a £260m fund to finance e-prescribing and real time patient record keeping systems, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced today.
STRUCTURE: Stepping Hill Hospital, part of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, has become one of the first hospitals to introduce a paperless A&E department, it has said.
STRUCTURE: Western Sussex Hospitals Trust’s board has approved the replacement and upgrade of its IT server and network infrastructure.
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Capita is in talks with the Department for Health over government plans to axe its NHS Choices contract, HSJ has learned.
COMMERCIAL: Bristol Community Health is to pilot a new mobile technology system designed to allow staff to spend less time on travel and administration.
NHS England is to begin an ambitious move to create an “Expedia.com” style system for electronic booking of NHS appointments, to replace the unpopular Choose and Book.
The European Union process of assessing whether medical devices are fit for public use are “inconsistent and opaque”, researchers have claimed.
There is an “alarming variation” across the country in the numbers of asthma patients who are admitted to hospitals after suffering from an asthma attack, a charity has said.
Efforts to integrate care and improve services with better use of patient data could be hindered by proposals in the government-commissioned Caldicott review, it has been warned.
COMMERCIAL: East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has procured a clinical portal as part of attempts to improve efficiency and patient care.
The cultural and practical challenges faced by the NHS in sharing patient records between health and social care agencies are outlined in a major review published today.
STRUCTURE: West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance has introduced a new electronic system for prescribing and recording the administration of inpatients’ medications.
Health service IT managers should draw on the experiences of junior doctors when designing new processes, one such doctor has said.
COMMERCIAL: Leeds Partnership Foundation Trust has taken the first steps which could lead to it buying a new clinical software system.
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