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IDCR

5 July, 2013 (09:08) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care, Railways versus Roads, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

The latest NHS England buzzword is IDCR (Integrated Digital Care Record). Guidance, standards etc. have been published in Safer Hospitals Safer Wards – reiterating the desire for fully digitised and integrated health records across all care settings by 2018. It doesn’t allow much time for NHS organisations to submit expressions of interest in the Technology Fund, though – […]

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MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament

2 August, 2011 (23:56) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

  The Commons Public Accounts Committee’s new report on the delivery of care records systems under the NHS National Programme for IT is critical of the programme and of the Department of Health’s failure to consult clinicians properly. MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament. The penny has […]

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Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems

2 August, 2011 (23:23) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems – Commentators, Opinion – The Independent. More analysis from Oliver Wright on how the NHS IT programme went pear-shaped. As The Independent‘s Leader says: The NHS IT scheme will be remembered as one of the great public procurement disasters of all time. […] Many […]

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NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine

2 August, 2011 (21:54) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

It doesn’t only happen in maternity care. This story in Computer Weekly relates to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust – and is a classic example of  yet another overpriced inflexible railway system. NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine – Computer Weekly.  

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The future of the National Programme for IT : Department of Health – Media Centre

13 September, 2010 (13:53) | Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, National Programmes, Railways versus Roads, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

The future of the National Programme for IT : Department of Health – Media Centre. A Department of Health review of the National Programme for IT has concluded that a centralised, national approach is no longer required, and that a more locally-led plural system of procurement should operate, whilst continuing with national applications already procured. […]

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Map of Medicine – is it more of a railway than a road?

10 September, 2010 (12:03) | Care Pathways, Initiatives, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

see Homepage – Map of Medicine. I always thought Map of Medicine was a step in the right direction. HOWEVER: I have just realised that the Smartcard and Athens versions of Map of Medicine don’t talk to each other! It’s fair enough that the public-access version of Map of Medicine via NHS Choices or NHS […]

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