I have been thinking recently about the challenges which is posed towards larger trusts with regards to patient safety. Particularly with getting information disseminated to all staff and being reliant on endless emails. I have recently done some work with our Action Card App which has posed its own challenges particularly with physically getting around the Departments, spreading the word, and assisting people on the app itself. What really helped us iare screen savers, twitter and having those key conversations with stakeholders within the trust. I was wondering what everyone elses perspectives were?
Eighteen years after the advent of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) why is investigating in such a parlous state? Ed Marsden, Managing Director of independent investigative consultants Verita, discusses why making improvements to patient safety comes second place to sorting out problems with the investigative process.
The Test Bed Programme brings NHS organisations and industry partners together to test combinations of digital technologies with pathway redesign in real-world settings. The goal is to use the potential of digital technologies to positively transform the way in which healthcare is delivered for patients and carers.
The objective of this review is to contribute to the development of the GMC's policy in this area. Given the GMC’s role as a regulator of individual healthcare professionals (i.e. doctors) this study focuses on the types of requirements and standards applicable to or having implications for healthcare practitioners, rather than the regulation of healthcare providers (e.g. hospitals, surgeries etc.) or healthcare systems as a whole.
This review by Van Velthoven et al, published in BMJ Open, provides a systematic overview of standards for the development of health apps based on those for software of medical devices and clinical information systems.