The jury is out on Connecting for Health
, or should be.
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.
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.
Top earner in the NHS was Richard Granger, chief executive of NHS Connecting for Health
, which is in charge of the troubled introduction of the health service's new IT system.
The failures are said to have affected dozens of hospitals in England who have started using parts of the new Connecting for Health
Connecting for Health
, the body introducing the system, said the problems were minor.
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.
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.
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.