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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The jury is out on Connecting for Health, or should be.
As part of our efforts to create this environment of trust, Aetna participated on the Connecting for Health workgroup and is well along the path of implementing the Common Framework privacy principles.
The Information Commissioner's Office said it would be contacting NHS Connecting for Health to check its position had not changed.
A spokeswoman for NHS Connecting for Health was unable to comment on the authenticity of the document.
The body running the Government's controversial IT programme, NHS Connecting for Health, revealed the equipment failure, but was adamant it was not putting patients at risk and no data had been lost.
The Swedish patient monitoring systems developer Ortivus AB said on Wednesday (3 May) that it had been selected by Fujitsu Services as Preferred Supplier of the Ambulance Application within the NHS (National Health Service) Connecting for Health project for the Southern Cluster, one of five NHS National Programme for IT regions in England.
The NHS Connecting for Health initiative is the biggest IT programme outside NASA.
The ASCC procurement has established a series of framework contracts to provide NHS Connecting for Health and other publicly funded health organisations with access, via appropriate governance mechanisms, to a broad based supplier community for IT products and services.
NHS Connecting for Health was established in 2005 as an agency of the British Department of Health, with the main aim of delivering the LPfIT, improving care to patients via new computer systems and services connecting GPs and community services to hospitals and maintaining critical business systems.
She has also worked as legal adviser to troubled iSoft Group, the healthcare software solutions used firm, a subcontractor to Computer Sciences Corporation under the NHS's Connecting for Health IT project.
The Blyth Valley MP believes that a network of separate regional IT schemes which can communicate with each other could rescue the pounds 12 billion Connecting for Health project which has been dogged by problems.
Connecting for Health, which runs the NHS's new computer system, said equipment failure had led to the collapse, and admitted some systems had been down since Sunday morning.