The first hospital in England to install a smartcard-based Cerner system under the British Health Service IT modernisation scheme faces indefinite, multiple problems, according to an internal NHS document. This article at computer weekly reports of the problems with the proprietary system in development in the UK.
Somewhat off our usual topics, here is a brief roundup of excellent enterprise management software:
- Pentaho business intelligence software.
- Zenoss IT management suite.
- XRMS Customer relationship management.
- Sugar CRM Customer relationship management.
- Plone Enterprise content management system.
- Moodle Courseware, run a one room school house or a major University.
Electronic healthcare has an article (paid subscription required) entitled: ‘Implementation of the Veterans Health Administration VistA Clinical Information System around the World’. The success story of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) within the US Department of Veterans Affairs has been well documented and is generally well known. What is generally not known is that the VHA’s clinical information system, known as VistA, and the computerized patient record system clinical user interface front end have been successfully transported and implemented to a number of non-VHA healthcare organizations across the United States. Moreover, VistA software modules have been installed, or are being considered for installation, in healthcare institutions around the world in countries such as Mexico, Finland, Jordan, Germany, Nigeria, Egypt, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Pakistan and Samoa.