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£100m Nursing Technology Fund opens this week (EHI)

October 29, 2013 — administrator

The £100m Nursing Technology Fund is due to open this week and an initial round of funding will be awarded before Christmas, EHI understands.

The fund was first announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in October 2012.

EHI understands the bidding process is likely to open on Wednesday. The first round of the fund will be worth £30m and trusts will have around a month to apply.

Bids will be awarded before Christmas this year and trusts will have to deploy the systems by the end of March 2014.

Telehealth 'does not curb GP workload' - GPOnline

October 18, 2013 — administrator

Remotely monitoring patients' health does not reduce the demands placed on local GP practices, a DH-funded study has found.

Patients using telehealth services visited their GP just as often as those receiving usual care, Nuffield Trust researchers found.

The findings suggest claims that telehealth can reduce demand on health services may only apply to secondary care.

NHS to replace its Oracle Spine in favour of open source Riak datastore, Redis, Nginx, Tornado, and RabbitMQ

October 10, 2013 — administrator

From The Register

The UK government's quest to get public services to use more open source technologies seems to be taking hold, judging by the revamp of the NHS's very large Spine service.

CQRS hits technical problems - manual QOF extractions (EHI)

October 10, 2013 — administrator

Technical problems with a new service for calculating payments for GP practices mean practices have to manually enter data for some enhanced services until next April.

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service replaced the Quality Management and Analysis system in June this year.

It assesses GP practice achievement against the Quality & Outcomes Framework, directed enhanced services and other clinical services.

EMIS Launch EMIS Web Master Class Training Package

October 9, 2013 — administrator


The EMIS Web Master Class is designed to develop the skills of people who have recently upgraded to EMIS Web, to make sure you’re getting the most from your system.  It will focus on the new and advanced features that increase efficiencies and identify opportunities for improved patient care.

The day includes three separate sessions:

EMIS Web deployed to more than 3000 practices (EHI)

October 5, 2013 — administrator

EMIS Web has now been deployed to over 3000 GP practices - with 2000 of these being deployed in the past year. EHI reported this week that the number was revealed at the EMIS National User Group conference in Nottingham this week.

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TPP release Apple iOS app for SystmOne's SystmOnline functionality

October 3, 2013 — administrator

TPP yesterday announced that their APP for SystmOnline  is now available now in the iTunes store. It was approved by Apple and is now available for download. 

This will be a welcome application for the many users of SystmOnline (a feature to allow patients to order repeat medication, book and cancel appointments and other functionality) as accessing the website through a handheld device can sometimes be tricky because of limited screen space. 

Your Guide to the Enhanced Data Sharing Model (EDSM) and TPP SystmOne

October 1, 2013 — administrator

As the new sharing model of EDSM V3.01 is rolled out across the country, we get a lot of people asking us what it is, how it will affect them and if they need to know about it. This guide will explain everything you need to know and will explain how it will affect you as a SystmOne user.