Advanced to provide Tavistock and Portman with patient system
Software provider Advanced Health & Care has won a contract to provide the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust with Carenotes, a patient information management system. The trust provides outpatient treatment to more than 2,000 people in London and the South East of England. The initial five year contract has the potential to be extended to 10 years. Carenotes will enable clinical staff access to patients' records at point of care via internet enabled laptops and tablet devices and will integrate with the NHS Spine Directory, enabling senior clinical staff to share information with patients' GPs and other health professionals. The system will be rolled out to the Trust's 450 employees in May 2015 following an initial trial by 30 clinical and administrative staff who will use the system to book and manage patient appointments. Simon Young, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The mobile aspect is highly important to us. Staff will no longer need to print and carry hard copies of patient records to and from appointments because they will be able to securely access Carenotes remotely. This is a more secure way of working, which ensures patient records are only visible to health professionals with appropriate clearance."
Pictured: The Tavistock Centre, NW3 by Mike Quinn / Geograph.org.uk
Advanced Health and Care: www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/ahc/
NEPO partners with de Poel to manage temporary workers
The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) has appointed staff management specialist de Poel to manage and deliver temporary labour services across the 12 North East councils, as well as being available to its wider base of associate members. The partnership provides a nationally available framework that any public sector organisation can use by signing up as associate members of NEPO. The framework uses local supply agencies and workers to deliver services that meet demand, and aims to improve services and employment opportunities within the community while reducing costs. de Poel, part of the Brookfield Rose Group, is the UK's largest independent temporary staff management partner, placing more than 30,000 temporary workers a week for over 70 clients through its relationships with almost 3,000 agencies. The company's service is underpinned by e-tips (electronic timesheet and invoice processing system), designed to manage the use of contingent workers.
North East Procurement Organisation: www.qtegov.com/systems/nepocms.nsf
De Poel: www.depoel.co.uk
Croatia builds mobile government on IBM mainframe
IBM and APIS IT, a company providing strategic, professional and implementation services to the government and public sector bodies in Croatia, have announced the deployment of a new IT infrastructure to modernise the delivery of government services in the country.
The "e-Građani" (e-Citizens) project will offer Croatian citizens the option to open an e-Citizen Inbox in which they can receive a wide range of information from various public institutions in a single place. For example, they can be informed about passport expiry date, tax payment due date, pet vaccination schedule, insurance status and many other tasks that typically required lengthy visits to ministry offices or separate websites. By using the application mPretinac, citizens may also choose to receive those messages on their mobile and smart devices and get real time alerts for every new message. "Citizens can use the secure site to download documents such as birth or marriage certificates, ascertain personal medical doctor or choose where they want to vote", said Danijela Marović, managing director of business operations at APIS IT. "The system can even... enable parents to track the progress of their children at school." "The mainframe platform will enable us to transfer selected eGovernment services directly to a mobile platform, enabling flexible working and providing citizen services anytime, anywhere", said Zdravko Dragičević, director of IT operations at APIS IT.
IBM Mainframe50: http://www.ibm.com/mainframe50/