Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has signed a multi-million pound managed equipment service agreement with Siemens Healthcare. The 15-year contract will see the trust receive the latest radiology equipment alongside maintenance of its existing systems and user training. Click here for more.
Surpisingly, for something that is meant to improve healthcare, health informatics are far without controversy. In the UK alone, there have been countless of patient data loss incidents over the last years. Controversial dabatases and services (aka SCR, SUS...). And as far as implementation of top IT systems are concerned, we all know the now familiar story of what is the NPfIT. Still, that should not detract from the fact health informatics help improve health outcomes every day.
The Health-tekIT blog will bring to you the latest in UK health informatics focusing especially on the controversies (or otherwise) that are making the headlines.