HTN Newsletter

In December we released a feature looking into tech trends and predictions for 2019 and we continued our HTN 100 series:

Highland Marketing looked ahead to 2019 in their latest blog. The turmoil in UK politics makes it hard to look too far ahead, but it is long-term trends that will shape the NHS and health tech through 2019, and well thought communications that will ensure success for vendors, say Lyn Whitfield and Mark Venables

Matt Hancock announced through the GP IT Futures framework the need to create an open, competitive market to encourage the best technology used in primary care and to shake-up the sector.

Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS FT has installed a state-of-the-art virtual reality computer gaming suite at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital to help patents with visual vertigo.

Mental health company Oh My Mood are developing their blended care pathways programme for the UK market, now with support from the Health Innovation Exchange project.

At HTN the agenda for HTN Digital Week developed and we confirmed 5 webinars have joined the programme of digital activity.

Ascom won a contract with Wren Hall Nursing Home in Nottingham – rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

A new document naming standard developed by the PRSB in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit was launched aiming to ensure that records are properly named and indexed, so they can be retrieved in order to provide ongoing care.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced it is launching a new digital system that will give patients more opportunity to manage their own hospital care.

Northern Ireland announced the implementation of the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record and Dictate IT a provider of digital dictation became part of the Clanwilliam Group, the 18th company joining the group.

We spoke with Barney Gilbert, CEO of Forward App on the NHS banning fax machines as Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020. NHS trusts will instead be required to invest in new technology to replace outdated systems.

We spoke with the CTO of EMIS in our HTN Exclusive: a closer look into EMIS-X.EMIS had unveiled EMIS-X their ‘next generation of connected healthcare technology’ platform.

Enovacom the provider of innovative healthcare software, enabling the exchange and sharing of patient data published a white paper focusing on patients and their data: the foundations for healthcare transformations.

An innovative workforce model pioneered by three trusts in the South West London Collaborative has created a regional bank app of nurses.

NHS Digital has launched a pilot that could see more than 95% of GP prescriptions processed electronically. Eight GP practices across England are piloting Phase 4 of the EPS, followed by further practices in 2019.

People suffering from long-term heart and lung disease in Hull are invited to join a revolutionary NHS scheme to help improve their quality of life.

A single child health information system spanning the whole of South West England from South Gloucester to the Isles of Scilly, has successfully gone live based on System C’s CarePlus child health software.

A new survey from Canon Medical Systems UK has highlighted innovation and AI as what enthuses radiographers and radiologists the most, followed by imaging improving patient outcomes (27%) and the use of diagnostic imaging replacing invasive clinical procedures (21%).

CHKS has been awarded a new contract for the provision of an all Wales national and Health Board clinical benchmarking and analytics system.

Changing Health has secured £3 million in new funding led by Shift Invest and existing backers. The company combines evidenced psychological tools with technology to enable people to improve their lifestyle habits.

NHS Digital has announced the NHS e-Referral Service has hit 100 million bookings and the NHS Spine has reached one billion transactions. Currently the e-referral service is booking around 400,000 referrals every week.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recently implemented SMART® on FHIR® APIs within their Cerner EHR. Open standards have been developed to simplify integration within health and social care, making it easier to write complementary applications to enhance the functionality of the electronic health record.

A new report from NHS Digital shows the majority of maternity providers are making a good start at using digital technology, according to the Maternity Digital Maturity Assessment report.

A new robot used to dispense drugs at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust will save staff four minutes per prescription, totalling two weeks of staff time per month.

The System C & Graphnet Care Alliance has announced that it has completed the phase one integration of its CareCentric shared care record to the new NHS Digital National Record Locator Service.

MJOG has partnered with eConsult and Sunderland’s health funding authority as part of its new Smart Partners programme, which helps encourage the widespread take up of innovative digital healthcare services

On average, the lives of 2 Stroke patients have been saved every month since the Salford Royal Acute Stroke Unit team started using an innovative ABC care bundle and app.

Orca Health has launched Waiting Room, a digital content platform designed to streamline and improve the patient experience from diagnosis to treatment to post-surgical care.