HTN Newsletter

In August we launched the first in our feature series with an article ‘7 technologies to explore right now’ sponsored by eshare.

HTN also launched HTN 100, an innovative weekly series to support information sharing across health and care. The series aims to share the technology projects you are working on, the benefits, learnings and any information you want to share. We want the HTN community to get involved with this series, please tell us what you are working on to

The first two pieces as part of the HTN 100 series can be found here:

We covered lots of great news this month, here we highlight some of the news we featured:

NHS Digital is taking the next step to create a more open, flexible and competitive IT framework for primary care. A Prior Information Notice has been published to launch market engagement activities for the new Digital Care Services framework.

GP practices across London have successfully made the switch to using the Electronic Prescription Service. A total of 1,311 eligible GP practices across London now use the service that means patients’ prescription can be sent directly from their doctor’s surgery to their pharmacist – without the need for paper prescriptions.

Anonymised patient data from the records of 1,500 GP practices using EMIS Web has enabled a major new study for the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) into the risks and benefits of modern anticoagulant drugs.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has begun an open procurement process with interested suppliers for a future Electronic Patient Record solution.

Thousands of patients are receiving better, safer and speedier emergency care after A&E clinicians in South Tees ditched paper records for Symphony, EMIS Health’s urgent and emergency care system.

Docman, an Advanced company has announced it is the firrst to integrate with the NHS e-Referral Service (eRS)

Cerner has announced a new collaboration with North London Partners, a partnership of health and care organisations across five London boroughs.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Shared Business Services have announced a strategic partnership, which will explore new opportunities for the digital transformation of a range of back and middle office functions.

Prudential Corporation Asia announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Babylon Health.

Thirty jobs are to be created through a new £1.5m ‘Tele-Pharmacy’ opened in Liverpool aimed at helping people living with chronic care conditions to manage their medicinal needs through artificial intelligent mobile app ‘Now Patient’.

We featured an Opinion Piece: Combinatorial innovation and collaboration: the key to successfully embedding new technologies in the NHS? by John Craig, Chief Executive of Care City Test Bed.

In the last of her series on how marketing and PR can support sales activity, Becky Mellor explains why an effective campaign is like Sudoku: you can’t just rely on one square for the answer, and all the elements have to work together to deliver the right outcome.

New technology developed by a team of McGill University scientists shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins, offering a quick, high volume and cost-effective tool to hospitals and research labs alike.

Servelec and Microtest have successfully integrated the Servelec RiO electronic patient record product for mental and community health with Microtest’s Open Evolution clinical IT system for GP practices to support the sharing of patient records.

New technology using deep learning and advanced algorithms to evaluate blood flow to the heart is now being used in English hospitals to fight against coronary heart disease.

Elmwood has signed DigiBete a patient-centred video sharing platform and educational resource about Type 1 Diabetes, as the maiden entrepreneurs for its 12-week accelerator programme, Elmwood LaunchPod.

An artificial intelligence system that can recommend the correct referral decision for over 50 eye diseases as accurately as world-leading experts has been developed by researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, DeepMind Health and University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology.

Darktrace, a leading AI company for cyber defense, has announced that 4 NHS Trusts will be adopting Darktrace’s AI technology to safeguard systems and patient information, including prescription and blood type data.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has chosen Allscripts to deliver an electronic patient record and help it achieve its digital ambitions over the next ten years.

Genmed is delivering a variety of vendor neutral managed services for the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a shared medical microbiology service run by the two organisations which supports around 700,000 people in the local area.

Sensyne Health a British clinical AI technology company, has announced that it has signed a Strategic Research Agreement with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, under which they will expand their collaboration to include the analysis of anonymised genetic data using Sensyne Health clinical artificial intelligence technology

Galway Clinic a 146-bed hospital, became the first hospital in Ireland and the UK to launch Expanse, MEDITECH’s innovative, fully integrated Patient Administration System (PAS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR).

A new electronic patient record system is set to improve the way Milton Keynes University Hopsital cares for local people.

Philips and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have announced plans to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients.

Imprivata® the healthcare IT security company, has introduced Imprivata Mobile Device Access™ which enables fast, secure access to clinical mobile devices and applications.

Ascom is deploying hundreds of its smartphones in a major project to enable on-call doctors at the Royal Bolton Hospital to better care for seriously ill patients at night and over weekends with an aim to eventually replace traditional doctors’ bleepers entirely.

Women in London will benefit from a new text messaging service for cervical cancer screening that could potentially be life-saving.

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has launched a new app for individuals to access expert medico-legal advice 24/7.