NHS Connecting for Health


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NHS Connecting for Health

A major programme from the UK Department of Health, which promised to modernise information and communications technology across the NHS and provide the tools to help streamline healthcare services, and help clinicians and managers redesign local services around the needs and convenience of patients. NHS CfH promised to establish a communications infrastructure to ensure that all computer systems could share data, so the right information would be in the right place at the right time.
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With a PACS provided by British Telecom (BT) under the terms of the NHS Connecting for Health Programme, the Trust recently tendered for replacement of their existing PACS services via the NHS Supply Chain.
NHS Connecting for Health is delivering the National Programme for IT to bring modern computer systems into the NHS, which will improve patient care and services.
Mr Prais has been working with NHS Connecting for Health on the electronic submission of all GOS forms.
The Trust has always carried this vision, making a true alliance possible between all key parties - including the Trust, NHS Connecting for Health, CSC and its alliance partners.
The UK's NHS Connecting For Health (CFH) programme was designed to increase efficiency and provide better patient care; essentially, the programme digitizes healthcare across England.
The firm also advises NHS Connecting for Health on the highly complex National Programme for IT within the NHS.
He added that, as part of the NHS Connecting for Health IT project, district nurses may be equipped with a PDA or BlackBerry in future to reduce paperwork and keep patient information encrypted.
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.
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.
NHS Connecting for Health, which is overseeing the pounds 12.
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 NHS Connecting for Health initiative is the biggest IT programme outside NASA.