HTN Newsletter

A packed month of news, here’s some of our highlights. Remember if you have a story please email or perhaps enter the HTN Awards 2018!

The third Primary Care Talks podcast has been released where host Dr Hasan Chowhan, discusses bringing first-of-a-kind genomic testing projects into primary care.

NHS integration experts, ReStart Consulting Ltd, has launched the Viper360 Presentation Layer to allow more clinicians, carers and patients to interact with shared care records in real-time, faster than ever before.

We featured an opinion piece: Delivering Patient Flow Analytics for Healthcare Organisations by Orlando Agrippa, CEO, Draper & Dash.

A pilot system is now making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients. 

TPP have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Hainan-based company, First Chengmei Medical Industry Group. 

We featured two blogs from Highland Marketing, the first on raising awareness the second on Are you delivering the right messages?

For the first time health professionals across Wales can view clinical documents and test results electronically in hospitals, no matter where the tests were taken, via the Welsh Clinical Portal.

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens at the Association of British Pharmaceuticals Industry annual conference highlighted how the NHS is benefitting from smarter technology, including the introduction of a ‘game changing’ cancer treatment which reprogrammes patients’ own immune cells.

A technical breakthrough which links the electronic patient record systems at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live in a UK first of its kind. 

The Royal London Hospital has now operated on one hundred patients using an innovative robot, funded by Barts Charity.

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Docman Connect to reform their transfer of electronic clinical correspondence.

The Western Health and Social Care Trust is one of the first trusts in Northern Ireland go live with medical records management software Idox Health’s iFIT. 

Hampshire Hospitals has become the first Trust in the UK to adopt new state of the art technology which helps to identify a life threatening condition earlier. 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS has deployed Tintri as a central piece in its virtualisation strategy. Since deployment, the health trust has said it has seen notable benefits including increased storage performance and capacity, as well as a reduction of downtime and administration.

Hospital patient flow and appointment specialist companies Intouch with Health and DrDoctor have partnered to deliver a completely-digital outpatient management solution.

Carelink, the UK healthcare managed infrastructure and network services business has successfully migrated to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), the replacement network for N3.

Previse, the instant supplier payment decision company, and Virtualstock, the provider of digital supply chain solutions are partnering to deliver the first fully integrated purchase to pay supply chain system with cash on delivery for suppliers in the UK.

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust has selected Ingenica Solutions to implement inventory management solution, Ingenica 360.

UCLPartners has announced four organisations from the region will be piloting ImproveWell, a digital platform for staff engagement and quality improvement.

Elmwood, a brand design consultancy, has opened applications for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) entrepreneurs innovating in consumer health to join Elmwood LaunchPod, a 12-week accelerator programme starting in June 2018 at the organisation’s HQ in Leeds, UK.

Following an oversubscribed first year, Pfizer Ltd has opened applications to the second cohort of Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London. 

Charity Autism Together has launched a £2.5m appeal to fund a ‘game-changing’ high-tech project with the potential to transform the care of those with severe autism.

NHS England has also announced a nationally backed trial of a technology to cut missed hospital appointments by supporting DrDoctor, as well as a further £1.5 million to support the spread of innovations.

Health Innovation Manchester has awarded almost £100,000 of funding to three businesses and organisations to help them accelerate their innovative digital healthcare solutions.

A Clinical Commissioning Group in Berkshire has won an international award for helping to identify people who are risk of hospital admission and providing them with a care and support plan.

NEL CSU has announced a new partnership with Cerner, OptiMedis-COBIC UK and Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), to provide a new performance and population health management dashboard for NHS England and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across the country.