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Sunday 19 November 2017


All the latest articles, news and reports on IT
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.

Wed, 31 May 2006
The advent of digital technology has meant that typing up dictated referral letters from GPs no longer need involve searching for lost cassettes and grappling with tape. Dr Peter Crouch assesses the value of dictation devices for practice managers who may be considering adopting a digital transcription system for their surgery
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
The government’s flagship Choose and Book electronic booking application, recently adopted in more than 40% of practices in England, has introduced patient choice into the NHS. But many GPs have mixed feelings about whether the service will benefit their practices or whether it will merely create additional work …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Changes to the GMS national contract for 2006/07, drawn up to develop services and improve chronic disease management further, have now been released and will come into effect from April. Fiona Jenkins takes a look at some of the main items of the contract and considers what these additional, significant changes will mean to practices
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
As you are no doubt aware, over the next few years the government is investing billions of pounds in the NHS to improve the computer systems used to keep records on patient healthcare. The aim is to build a central database containing all patient medical information and to utilise these data to implement a dramatically improved NHS through several key projects