iSoft appear to be in talks with potential buyers.
The ambition and vision of the Connecting for Health programme in the UK continues to come in for a lot of public scrutiny. File on Four this evening (tuesday) looked at Choose & Book, Childhood Vaccination and Hospital system implementation. By and large, it was not pretty. Here are some of my notes from the programme.
Choose & Book
[ update ] : A good review of the programme is here.
The number of blogs written by NHS staff members is very low, according to a piece by eHealth Insider. This state no doubt will not be helped by the recent sacking by a well known bookshop chain of one of their employees, apparently for his blogging activity.
hhmm, don’t know about anybody else but the thought of your GP blogging (even if it is anoymous) about patients presenting seems a little bit, i don’t know, scary (for patients) ?
However, if the context is other health professionals are the readers, then maybe this lessens the scariness..
Vnunet report that the NHS have done a licensing deal with the small Seattle company that will see £330m wiped of its 9 year deal for the NPfIT.
This programme, aired on 19th October, reveals that many GP’s in the UK have serious reservations on the rollout of the new NHS system that will make patient records available on line.