Department of Health

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Open to Suggestions: Can the National Programme for IT be Saved by Open Source Software?

Geraint Lewis | Nuttfield Trust | September 12, 2011

...perhaps the time has come for a radical re-think. One sweeping change might be to mandate the use of open-source software across the health service. Yes this would be disruptive in the short term, but it could promote inter-operability between different parts of the NHS because the open standards would be published openly.

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Senior Health Officials in US to Examine Veteran System

Martin Wall | The Irish Times | September 20, 2011

A DELEGATION of senior health service managers and doctors is in Washington this week to examine information technology and systems which are being used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the US. The Department of Health said the trip to Washington was intended to develop a clear understanding of the capacities and advantages of a particular system, known as VistA, which was in Read More »

Tamiflu Maker Accused of Secrecy Over Trial Data

Oliver Wright, Melanie Newman | The Independent | January 17, 2012

The drug is a household name with millions of doses stockpiled against the threat of a potential flu pandemic and talked about alongside aspirin and penicillin as a wonder drug.
But now scientists are set to raise serious questions about the effectiveness of Tamiflu, its side-effects and the opaque way drugs get approved for widespread use on the NHS. Read More »

Wyoming Is Taking Medicaid to the Cloud

Over the past decade the state of Wyoming has become a national leader in migrating state government services into the cloud. A large and beautiful state, roughly the size of New England, Wyoming has a population of less than 600,000. With such a sparse population and tax base, the state decided to invest its IT budget in cloud-based services. Wyoming was the first state to roll out Google Apps for Government. It is using NEOGOV for human resources management, and it is studying Salesforce.com for use as a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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