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News shots …. 18 June 2018



Cambridge Uni Hospitals sign Novosco

Managed cloud provider Novosco has been awarded the contract to manage IT infrastructure and support services for Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust.

The contract, which is worth £107 million over seven years, will see Novosco provide a range of services to support CUH’s eHospital digital programme and its electronic patient record system, Epic.

Services will include installing new secure platforms for application hosting including Epic; updating end user computing devices and print solutions; installing resilient and reliable networks; and delivering the technology that will enable the trust to achieve its Gobal Digital Exemplar objectives.


TfL adds journey history to Oyster app

Transport for London has added a journey history feature to its Oyster mobile phone app, making it possible for customers to view details of their journeys and payments and see if they have any ‘incomplete’ journeys.

They can also use it to add ‘pay as you go’ credit or season tickets to their Oyster card and there are new features on TfL rail services between Paddington and Heathrow and design changes.

TfL said there have been more than 800,000 downloads of the app since it was launched in September 2017.


Leeds records success with air quality monitors

Leeds City Council and the Transport Systems Catapult have taken part in a project, led by the Cenex centre of excellence for low carbon technology, to take in real time data on air quality in city centres.

Named Project ACCRA (Autonomous and Connected vehicles for CleaneR Air), it was presented at last week’s Clean Smart City Conference in Leeds. It used technology from air quality specialist EarthSense to provide air pollution measures to trigger a zero-emission mode in a designated zone.

EarthSense’s managing director, Tom Hall, said: “This is a first, using real time data from both static and mobile sensors to create a dynamic air quality model. This model is then used to define the control zone or geofence, which automatically triggers zero emission running on the truck.

“This zone can be adjusted, in location, size and time duration, in line with the real time air quality status and in accordance with specific project objectives. Project ACCRA has therefore successfully created a combination of technology and proven its potential to transform Leeds City Centre and save lives without additional charges to motorists or businesses.”


Image: Entrance to Addenbrooke's Hospital, run by CUH NHS Foundation Trust

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