Connecting for Health


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Connecting for Health

An NHS agency which is part of the UK Department of Health Informatics Directorate, and responsible for developing and maintaining the NHS national IT infrastructure, improving patient choice and positively transforming the (information-related experience of patients, clinicians, and NHS staff.

CfH’s components include N3 spine, Choose and Book, picture archiving and communication systems, electronic prescriptions and electronic patient records.
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A spokeswoman for the NHS's Connecting for Health said: "Regrettably and despite best efforts by all parties, it has not been possible to reach an agreement on the core Fujitsu contract that is acceptable to all parties.
McAfee Data Protection technology closely matched our extensive requirements and at a price that represents exceptional value for the taxpayer," said Mark Ferrar, director of infrastructure, technology office, NHS Connecting for Health.
Joyce Robins, co-director the patient support group Patient Care, said yesterday's findings were the "tip of the iceberg" and also urged ministers to reconsider the Connecting for Health programme.
The Connecting for Health project manager, Richard Granger, is bullishly optimistic.
PACS project manager Andrea Hardy said: "A team of 20 Good Hope staff have worked on the latest phase of the project for the last six months, supported by teams from Connecting for Health and the suppliers.
The RLS, developed by Connecting for Health members over the past year, does not require a central database, but rather identifies the locations where records and data are stored.
Physicians require financial incentives of $12,000-$15,000 per year for at least a three-year period to cover their cost of adoption and transformation of their practice," states a report by Connecting for Health titled "Achieving Electronic Connectivity in Healthcare--A Preliminary Roadmap from the Nation's Public and Private-Sector Healthcare Leaders.
The Connecting for Health Common Framework outlines how consumers' online health information is kept private, including guidelines for developing clear privacy policies, allowing consumers to control copies of their health data and preventing third parties from obtaining information without a consumer's authorization.
The replacement system will modernise SKI~s computing capability and generate compliance with DH Renal Datasets requirements as well as compatibility with Connecting for Health requirements.
Dr Gillian Braunold, pictured, clinical director for the Summary Care Record at NHS Connecting for Health, which is overseeing the upgrade, said she was "delighted by the reaction" in the poll.
A leaked internal NHS Connecting for Health document reveals that a review is under way into whether patient data could be processed by "approved organisations" abroad, says Computer Weekly magazine.
Troubled software firm iSoft has received a boost with the decision by NHS Connecting for Health to award the firm a contract to provide clinical systems and services to GPs across England.