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£260 million fund for hospitals to go digital

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today announced a new £260 million fund for hospitals to increase the use of technology. The fund will be used by … Read more → – £260 million fund for hospitals to go digital

Patient privacy on confidential data use to be strengthened

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today warmly welcomed the Caldicott Review, outlining how information and technology will only have a transformational effect on healthcare if this … Read more → – Patient privacy on confidential data use to be strengthened

Sharing of patient information government response expected

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, will be speaking about sharing of patient information as he makes his initial response tomorrow to the review … Read more → – Sharing of patient information government response expected

Technology leaders discuss how to help make the NHS digital

Leading technology experts gathered for a round table discussion at Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 last week to discuss how the NHS can use technology more … Read more → – Technology leaders discuss how to help make the NHS digital

Some highlights from Innovation Expo

This year Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013, which was held in London on 13 and 14 March, saw the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, … Read more → – Some highlights from Innovation Expo

Health apps library launches

The NHS Commissioning Board launched the first iteration of its new health apps library at  Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 this week. The Health Apps Library, which … Read more → – Health apps library launches

New technology to improve children’s mental health services

Norman Lamb, Care and Support Minister, announced £2 million today for new handheld computers to boost children’s mental health services. Children and young people will … Read more → – New technology to improve children’s mental health services

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£260m fund to boost e-prescribing | EHealth Insider

EHI reported last year just 70 NHS trusts had e-prescribing system in place. EHI’s annual survey found many IT directors wanted to prioritise … Read more »£260m fund to boost e-prescribing | EHealth Insider

NHS To 'Go Digital' To Reduce Paper Errors | SkyNews

£260m fund for hospitals to replace "outdated" paper patient notes and prescriptions with online systems Read more »NHS To 'Go Digital' To Reduce Paper Errors | SkyNews

The Paperless NHS…..? | Computacenter blogs

This isn't a new idea but can lead to better patient care. Clinical participation is critical to success Read more »The Paperless NHS…..? | Computacenter blogs

Map Referrals launched | EHealth Insider

Referral management system to allow GPs to make paperless referrals. Integrates with GP IT systems Read more »Map Referrals launched | EHealth Insider

BMA response to Caldicott Review | BMA

Confidentiality is cornerstone of doctor/patient partnership and we must do all we can to safeguard it Read more »BMA response to Caldicott Review | BMA

Jeremy Hunt tells SMEs: ‘The NHS needs you’ | ComputerWeekly.com

NHS IT procurement weighted towards large providers, but smaller businesses asked to "hang on in there" Read more »Jeremy Hunt tells SMEs: ‘The NHS needs you’ | ComputerWeekly.com