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South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership NHS FT goes live with Restart
South West Yorkshire has gone live with Restart Consulting to provide 3,500 health and care professionals with access to patient information from eight different IT systems.
The new clinical portal is to support its mental health, community, and learning disability services by bringing this vital information into a single view.
Nichola Hartshorne, Kirklees and Calderdale Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Clinical Manager, said: “We wanted to give our Single Point of Access teams and other local care providers a full picture of a patient’s interaction with the trust at the point of referral, to make sure they had visibility of patient demographics, previous appointments, contacts and progress notes. This not only reduces the risk of missing any relevant details on referral, it also means patients will no longer need to continually provide and repeat personal information at each care episode, therefore improving their experience.”
Paul Foster, Head of IT Services and Systems Development at SWYPFT, explained: “Given that our localities have a varied mix of current and legacy systems, holding patient information which could be beneficial for care. We worked closely with ReStart to engage with the different service teams and find out how we could shape the solution for their specific needs, meaning we kept momentum to go live, and beyond.”
Gogodoc welcomes high profile ambassador
Gogodoc, an app which allows users to book a doctor to visit their home or place of work in minutes has announced Dr Alex George, famous for appearing on Love Island as it’s first ambassador.
The app, which launched in London in early 2018, is a unique service which has seen thousands of users around London book a GP to their home or place of work conveniently in minutes.
US-based Charlotte Radiology chooses Sectra as its breast imaging vendor
Medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra is to install its enterprise breast imaging solution throughout the fifteen North Carolina-based breast centers of Charlotte Radiology.
“Even in an ever-evolving industry, our practice is thriving,” says Deborah Agisim, MD, Chief of Mammography for Charlotte Radiology. “Specifically, our breast imaging program is viewed as a national leader in the field, optimising new technologies while continuing to elevate patient care. We could not achieve these successes without key partners and tools that maximize our efficiencies like those offered by Sectra.” Sectra PACS displays ultrasound and MRI images side-by-side with digital mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis exams, facilitating comparison of current and prior images according to radiologist preference. Radiologists at all eight reading locations will have the ability to workload balance ensuring timely and efficient reporting turnaround times for their mammography patients.
Digital health consultancy invests in cyber security assurance
Digital health consultancy Populo Consulting has secured Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
Jonah Aburrow-Jones, managing director of Populo, said: “Cyber Essentials Plus is like a security MOT and it demonstrates our commitment to putting standards and adherence to standards at the heart of what we do. We understand the expectations that are being placed on health and care organisations to keep critical systems and sensitive data safe and secure. Now, they can be assured that their values will be reflected in our work, because we take cyber security as seriously as they do.”
The consultancy has also appointed a new head of client services, Gary Davies, who previously worked for Allscripts. He brings a wealth of experience which can be shared for the benefit of Populo’s healthcare provider organisation clients.
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