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Focus on Windows Apps for Health: NHSGiveBlood gives donors control
This post is part of an occasional series about health-focused apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. If you’ve developed a health or wellness app on a Windows platform and you’d like to be considered for this series, leave a link to your app in the comments. Giving blood is one of the...
23 Sep 2014
Focus on Windows Apps for health: Create a behavioural record for children with autism with ABPathfinder’s Parent Pathway
This post is part of an occasional series about health-focused apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. If you’ve developed a health or wellness app on a Windows platform and you’d like to be considered for this series, leave a link to your app in the comments. Raising a child with autism...
29 Jul 2014
Microsoft and Barnardo’s team up for new app to combat child sexual exploitation
Child sexual exploitation is a growing problem. The ubiquity of camera phones and mobile messaging apps means that many children now have the ability to film anyone and anything. Pictures and video can be taken easily and uploaded to the Internet for the world to see – sometimes without the subject’s...
1 May 2014
Nice Guidance comes to Windows 8, thanks to Cloud2
Where can you go to get evidence-based, best-in-class guidance for promoting wellbeing and preventing ill health? Simple: just check your Windows 8.1 device. Whether you’re working at a NHS trust, a local authority, a volunteer group or any other organisation involved in delivering care, access...
26 Mar 2014
My week of quantified self: day two
Yesterday (Monday) I started my week by choosing the devices I would use and getting them set up with Health Vault . It actually took a lot less time that I thought it would to set up, so I had plenty of time to get some exercise in. According to my pedometer and Health Vault, I managed 25k steps...
1 May 2013
The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of healthcare applications
The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services...
25 Apr 2013
Starting early with the PHR: Taking the Redbook online
Microsoft HealthVault , the secure healthcare information data store, is being used across the world in an ever-increasing number of ways, in order to use data to improve health outcomes. Here in the UK, developers are lucky: we have a giant healthcare provider which is hungry for technology solutions...
24 Apr 2013
Public Sector Windows 8 Apps eBook
Over the past few weeks we have been compiling eight great public sector apps which can be found in the Windows 8/Windows Phone app store . The result is this handy guide which features details about each app, screenshots and information about our involved Partners. Featured in the Windows 8 app eBook...
28 Mar 2013
HealthVault for iPhone v2 - now worldwide!
Since its launch in the United States last August, HealthVault for the iPhone has consistently been one of our highest volume apps. It’s just a darn good app both for daily tracking and for keeping important family information safely in your pocket --- and you know, Apple has sold a few units....
5 Feb 2013
Amazing movement-to-text sign language glove wins Imagine Cup!
Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup , the world’s premier student technology competition, honouring student technology innovations that address the world’s toughest problems. The winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team QuadSquad allows...
21 Aug 2012
Home health devices the whole family can use
One of the areas in which technology is making the greatest difference to healthcare is in the provision of services beyond the hospital and surgery, right inside citizens’ homes. “Citizens” is the correct word to use – because telecare is helping individuals and their families...
30 Jul 2012
DocCom networking event - healthcare communication just got a whole lot easier
Next Monday, we will be keeping you bang up-to-date on Twitter with a great health event taking place in London - our DocCom networking event. DocCom is a brand new, very exciting development with the sole intention to link up healthcare professionals all over the UK in a secure, engaging platform. Read...
4 Jul 2012
Livescape: the Swiss Army knife of healthcare apps
If you had any doubt about the might of your mobile, consider this. By the end of 2011, over 10.9 billion apps (smartphone applications) had been downloaded to mobile phones across the globe. Their popularity is driven by some universal factors: Apps are easy to use and visually appealing: they...
29 May 2012
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