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Sunday 19 November 2017


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Key topics include: IT systems, Choose and Book, Patient records, Data validation, Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP), Informatics
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Is your practice ready to respond to a cyberattack?

Tuesday 14th November 2017

One in 4 (23%) of healthcare IT professionals in the UK revealed that they do not think their organisation will be able to deal with cyberattacks, a new report by Infoblox has shown.

About 305 healthcare IT professionals in the UK and US (152 and 153 respectively in each region) took part in an online survey, which was conducted by the polling company Censuswide.

Thu, 1 Feb 2007
GP surgery in Wales using YouTube to provide advice to asthma patients
Mon, 1 Jan 2007
England is preparing for the introduction of the NHS Care Records Service. The information management and technology (IM&T) direct enhanced service (DES) for general practice is part of this preparation. Primary care consultant Kathie Applebee explains the structure of this new DES and the steps practices must take to ensure quality data administration
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
There are relatively few indicators for mental health in relation to the importance of these conditions; this reflects the complexity of mental health problems. These indicators focus on patients with serious mental illness. Jill Burke takes us through the issues of identifying patients, setting up the register and other data-quality issues that you may encounter
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Calculating Quality and Outcomes Framework points correctly and uniformly is vital to ensuring the accurate assessment of practices’ performances. Yet exception reporting poses a problem: the set-up of the IT data system means that significant variations can creep into these figures. Julian Le Saux identifies the loopholes that you should be aware of
Wed, 31 May 2006
With new NHS IT initiatives and the increase of paperless surgeries, computers are more essential than ever to today’s practices. So it’s vital that IT staff are on hand to remedy any computer problems that may arise. But as Simon Wright illustrates, efforts should be made to ensure data security is not compromised by the accessibility of computer records