Published: 16/01/2003, Volume II3, No. 5838 Page 11

CamAxys will supply the occupational health management and risk management modules of its CamHealth management system as an executable option to the national electronic staff record project.

ComMedica has produced software in collaboration with MathWorks that applies complex mathematical algorithms to historical and other data to give an early warning of developing epidemics. The company says the software could pick up evidence of a biological terrorist attack - but it is more likely to help hospitals track more mundane problems, such as flu outbreaks. The software adds onto the company's flagship PIRILIS clinical information system.

ISOFT has been chosen as one of 30 launch partners for Microsoft's Tablet PC, which incorporates wireless networking technology and comes with a 'pen' rather than a keyboard.

SOFT will provide a new suite of clinical applications called Lorenzo for the Tablet.

ISOFT has also acquired Revive Group, a major supplier of e-booking solutions to the NHS.

IMS Maxims has signed a new care pathways and results reporting contract at Mid Cheshire Hospitals trust. The five-year contract will link five major specialties to the ISOFT patient administration system and form the basis of a level-3 electronic patient record.

NHS Direct Wales has linked two of its sites in Swansea and Bangor using a system from Nortel Networks. The two sites now work as one, using converged voice and data links over an internet protocol network.

North Glasgow University Hospitals trust is testing a new version of Cedar Software's e-Financials version 3, a finance and supplies system. The trust already uses an earlier version of the software.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire trust will deploy an ULTRA laboratory information system from Triple G Systems Group. The trust is replacing an existing LIS and hopes the new system will help to streamline its operations.