News in brief: Software to link IT systems

Software allowing practices with different IT systems to transfer patient records electronically is to be rolled out across England ‘shortly’ after successful trials. Transferring data between different systems has been a stumbling block for Connecting for Health, but practices in a pilot scheme in Croydon, south London, using In Practice Systems and EMIS computer systems have transferred records successfully. iSoft is expected to join the roll-out this year.

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