Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 4

Happy Outcomes? This series of articles has looked at the various requirements and legislation supporting the automation of the UK National Health Service (NHS) procurement, product use and recording in electronic systems of the near £30 Billion of pharmaceuticals, device, consumables and services which are bought every year to support care delivery. This final article … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 4”

Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 3

The European Union and the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) It may seem that the EU interferes in our day-to-day lives, stories of bananas having to be straight, light ale having to change its name and ambulances having to be painted yellow to comply with EU legislation are vaguely amusing (and all, incidentally, untrue).  The hand … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 3”

Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 2

Savings and safety through verification Continuing on from my post last week about the eProcurement Strategy for the UK National Health Service (NHS), another important topic is how cost savings and improved patient safety can be achieved through data verification. When a product is used anywhere in the NHS, whether on the ward, in the … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 2”

Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare

In a series of four short articles, I will be exploring the information challenges and opportunities for hospitals presented by the eProcurement Strategy for the UK National Health Service (NHS). The Strategy includes a mandate that means any service or product procured by an NHS Acute Trust in England must be compliant with GS1 standards. … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare”

Tell-tale signs your IT department is in need of change

Every organization over a certain size needs to invest in information technology in order to compete.  If you customize or build your own software applications, it is imperative that you select an integrated development environment (IDE) that fits the needs of your business today and provides technology insurance and scalability for tomorrow.  The last thing … Continue reading “Tell-tale signs your IT department is in need of change”