HTN 100

HTN 100: UCLH, Medical textbook app, Capita, Genmed and VR for paramedics

UCLH selects Integrella

UCLH Foundation Trust selected Integrella to implement their new Intersystems Healthshare Integration Engine and migrate all existing interfaces from their legacy platform in advance of the implementation of their new EPIC EPR system.

Since the migration, the Trust benefits from a more robust ‘best of breed’ market-leading integration platform that incorporates the latest industry standards (such as FHIR) which will provide a scalable foundation for the sharing of data data within in the Trust environment and the wider health economy going forward. The Trust will also realise considerable cost savings through system efficiency/functionality aligned with cheaper support and licensing costs.

Medical textbook app Indextra launched

Research from medical resource library app, Indextra, has revealed that 83% of doctors are regularly seeing patients who have already self-diagnosed using online sources. This is resulting in the vast majority (79%) of doctors feeling under increasing pressure to be even more knowledgeable. Indextra is a new medical resource library app that includes over 500 resources from textbooks to drug-guides and clinical guidelines. Launched this month, it packs essential medical resources into one easy-to-use app helping doctors optimize their time by providing credible and up-to-date resources at the touch of a button.

Capita awarded five-year contract

Capita has been selected by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust to deliver wide area connectivity to over 400 NHS sites in the Essex region. The five-year contract is worth £5.7 million, with the new service starting in September 2018, with a 12-month implementation from Autumn 2018.

The award of this contract will see EPUT moving to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) from the legacy N3 network. Capita will deliver connectivity between hospitals, NHS clinics and GP practices.

Genmed adds to its board

Genmed, a provider of vendor neutral managed services to the NHS, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Wedgbury as chairman and Geoff Baker as a non-executive director.

With rapid growth year on year, Genmed is strengthening the board to focus on its strategic positioning and operational execution to meet the significant growth opportunities within the NHS along with healthcare markets internationally.  It is bringing onto its board individuals with extensive business and healthcare expertise to support the development of the company.

University team to work with Welsh Ambulance Service researching VR training for paramedics

A project aiming to provide vital paramedic training through Virtual Reality (VR) has won ‘The Welsh Health Gadget Hack’A collaboration between the University of Chester and the Welsh Ambulance Service, formed during the Hack event, now aims to provide the VR training with an anytime-anywhere immersive experience for trainee paramedics to practise their skills. The technology will enable paramedics to both ‘see’ a virtual patient in situ (at the accident scene or in the back of an ambulance) and ‘feel’ the sensation of needle insertions. 

ParaVR made their pitch to the judges in a Dragon’s Den style event, where they were also able to show a VR demo of the concept. At the end of the pitches, Para VR was named as their top challenger, with judges noting the clear need from the paramedics, and the value of NHS-University collaboration.


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