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ACS secures £17m contract with Northern Ireland HSC

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Northern Ireland Health and Social Care aims to save £8m a year for 10 years
01 Nov 2011

ICO finds public sector bodies are still failing to protect sensitive data

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In the past two days the ICO has reported DPA breaches at several public bodies, including two NHS trusts, despite recent CfH claims that it would improve
28 Oct 2011

Crash Podcast - UK 4G delays and NHS PSN reluctance

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This week on Crash we discuss the enduring troubles in bringing 4G mobile services to UK customers, and NHS organisations' reluctance to use the PSN
14 Oct 2011

Health chiefs celebrate Summary Care Records 'success'

But plans to extend information held on electronic patient records have drawn sharp criticism
12 Oct 2011

CSC hands back £170m as NHS contact negotiations stall

Service giant blames government delays as NPfIT-related advanced payments handed back
04 Oct 2011

IT in healthcare pt4: Electronic health records and the law

The use of electronic health records in hospitals and clinics raises important data security issues
04 Oct 2011

IT in healthcare pt1: Can innovation thrive under the knife?

Pressure on NHS budgets is forcing IT chiefs to explore shared front- and back-office systems, new procurement frameworks and cloud computing
04 Oct 2011

MP exposes another massive government IT overspend

Passport Service systems have cost over four times their original estimate
26 Sep 2011

NHS set to save £8m a year with Telestroke technology

Videoconferencing network allows remote treatment for stroke victims 24 hours a day
07 Sep 2011

Agile could have saved NPfIT

05 Sep 2011

Opinion: IAM’s benefits go beyond good governance

Effective identity and access management can deliver considerable time and cost savings
02 Sep 2011

NHS consortium cuts costs and boosts efficiency with new service desk solution

Avon Information Management and Technology Consortium in the pink after investing in LANDesk solution
26 Aug 2011

NHS Trust looks to develop local e-records system after national pilot failure

Parliament recently slammed NHS attempts to create a shared e-records system
05 Aug 2011

Parliament slams DoH's handling of NPfIT

Weak programme management at the Department of Health blamed for NPfIT's failings
03 Aug 2011

South-west hospitals connect using telemedicine solution

Experts at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital using technology from Radvision to advise clinicians in Cornwall and Devon
01 Aug 2011

UK investment in healthcare IT to top £3bn by 2016

The UK’s ageing population is driving increased investment
27 Jul 2011

VoIP platform to deliver savings and efficiencies at NHS trust

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health trust to benefit from Siemens Enterprise Communications technology
18 Jul 2011

Uptake of e-prescription technology held back by poor interoperability and GUIs

Industry analysts Ovum argue that vendors need to up their game
05 Jul 2011

North Bristol NHS Trust upgrades its telecoms infrastructure

Up to 90 per cent of patient records will be electronic by 2012
01 Jul 2011

Health CIO Connelly has resigned

Move follows structural reorganisation of the Department of Health
22 Jun 2011

ICO investigates NHS loss of 8.63m patient records

The Information Commissioner's Office has said it is looking into the alleged loss of an NHS laptop containing sensitive patient records
15 Jun 2011

Connecting for Health should be closed down, says MP Bacon

The body is more interested in the preservation of its own position than taxpayers, he adds
15 Jun 2011

NHS to save millions with barcode procurement

The government is urging suppliers to label or identify their products with GS-1 barcodes
10 Jun 2011

NHS electronic care records project fails to achieve aim

How is the NHS electronic care records project failing and what can be done to address the problem?
10 Jun 2011