Healthcare Roundup 18 August 2017

There were some interesting electronic patient record developments in England, with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust confirming that it will implement Allscripts’ Sunrise Clinical Manager, and neighbouring global digital exemplar Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust saying it will move its Allscripts EPR to Microsoft Azure from next March. Microsoft also agreed a deal with NHS Digital […]

HM Interview: Andrew Griffiths

The head of NHS IT in Wales tells Lyn Whitfield about the digital journey Wales has travelled for more than a decade; and why its investment in national infrastructure and systems is paying off with new services for staff – and patients. In 2004, as England’s National Programme for IT got into its stride, the […]

Healthcare Roundup 11 August 2017

In this edition, Keith McNeil has resigned to return to Australia, whilst Irish CIO Richard Corbridge is to move to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Meanwhile, the NHS could save hundreds of millions of pounds by improving the level of care provided, reducing infection rates and optimising procurement, a report from the Getting It Right […]

EHI Live 2017 interview: Dr Neil Paul

Dr Neil Paul, a GP from Sandbach in Cheshire and well-known IT columnist, talks to Informa about the changing face of general practice, what that means for its systems, and why we need a new generation of primary care IT leaders. Dr Neil Paul has worked at Sandbach GPs, a practice based at the Ashfields […]

Healthcare Roundup 4 August 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt promised a big investment in mental health services; but unions wondered where the staff would come from in a week that the Royal College of General Practitioners issued another warning over GP numbers. NHS England director of operations and information Matthew Swindells told the Health Service Journal he wanted trusts to […]

Healthcare Roundup 28 July 2017

Sustainability and transformation partnerships have been given ratings by NHS England; which clearly thinks that many have a long way to go. NHS Digital said it was looking for a commercial partner for its new Security Operations Centre. The progress of the Five Year Forward View, the role of commissioners, and the increased focus on […]

Healthcare Roundup 21 July 2017

It was a week in which reports painted a varying picture of the state of the NHS. UK think-tank the Commonwealth Fund ranked the NHS top of eleven health systems it studied, but health secretary Jeremy Hunt and health inequalities expert Michael Marmot clashed over figures showing that life expectancy in the UK has stalled […]

Healthcare Roundup, 7 July 2017

A finance body warned that the NHS is facing its biggest ever savings targets, as the government came under pressure to drop the public sector pay cap. Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust was rapped by the ICO for the way it gave 1.6 million patient records to Google DeepMind. Also, Highland Marketing was appointed […]

UK Health Show forms partnership with Highland Marketing for second year running

Highland Marketing is the official PR Partner for the UK Health Show 2017, which will take place at London’s Olympia on 27 September and bring together four unmissable events dedicated to technology, cyber security, commissioning and procurement.  GovNet Exhibitions has appointed Highland Marketing as its official PR Partner for the UK Health Show for the […]

Healthcare Roundup 30 June 2017

There were further warnings about pressure on the NHS, and further responses to the WannaCry attack. The Isle of Man’s biggest hospital took another step on its paperless journey. Lyn Whitfield spoke to Stephen Lieber, the head of HIMSS, about his career, the English NHS’ digital journey, and what comes next as he prepares to […]

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