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  • Blog Post: Tim Berners-Lee & the trends driving the Web's future

    The history of the World Wide Web is all about finding better ways to transmit information; the future of the Web will be all about what we do with that information. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Web’s inventor, shared his hopes for the future of Web at the recent IP EXPO event in London. And in a word...
  • Blog Post: 5 free events for IT Pros looking to master the cloud

    Cloud tools are rewriting the rules faster than most IT departments can keep up. Whether you’re a cloud novice or an IT Pro on the cutting edge, continuing education is a must, as new benefits and best practices constantly emerge. Need a hand getting up to speed? Join Microsoft for one of our free...
  • Blog Post: Civil Service Live 2014: Una O'Brien and the challenges ahead for UK health care

    Civil Service Live 2014 gave health care workers a rare chance to hear directly from some of the most important figures in the UK health sector. Department of Health Permanent Secretary’s Una O'Brien’s keynote speech was a highlight, as she looked ahead to some of the trends that will drive...
  • Blog Post: The Rise of the Humans: How to outsmart the digital deluge

    We all have these moments, when the digital deluge appears to sweep us away: the email inbox is running riot, vital work documents play hide and seek on the server, the Twitter firehose is dialled to 11, the Facebook feed is rammed with stuff that may be relevant, but just not today, and all the time...
  • Blog Post: Free event: Learn to find the insights hiding in your organisations’ data

    You’ve always known there were insights hiding in your organisations’ data. There are patterns in how your organisation consumes resources, how it delivers services and even how it manages employees. Those patterns were always there, but they’re easy to miss in the rush of new files...
  • Blog Post: How natural language processing can turn case notes into actionable intelligence

    Finding ways to do more with health data was a major theme at this year’s EHI Live conference in Birmingham. One of the best examples of this trend was a talk given by Paul Henderson of Ascribe on ways better data analysis can lead to better healthcare outcomes. Healthcare providers often...
  • Blog Post: 3 ways UK care providers should be reimagining healthcare

    Technology can be touted as the cure-all for what ails the UK healthcare sector. But it can just as easily be part of the problem, if it isn’t implemented properly. To make the most of technology investments, healthcare providers need to be willing to ask hard questions about their organisational...
  • Blog Post: EHI Live 2013 in review: What was everyone buzzing about this year?

    Now that sun has set on EHI Live for another year, it’s time to take a moment and reflect on the big ideas that dominated this year’s show. Microsoft were joined at EHI Live by some stellar partners in the healthcare space: Ascribe, Concentra, Esteem, OSCL, Cloud2, IMGROUP, Optevia, Risual...
  • Blog Post: EHI Live preview: Check out these Microsoft partner mini seminars

    There’s a lot to see and do at EHI Live beyond the official conference program – come by the Microsoft stand (B60) during the conference breaks for our Mini Seminar programme. We’ll be featuring talks from some of our partners and clients discussing how they are reimagining healthcare...
  • Blog Post: EHI Live 2013 preview: Improving the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of unscheduled care using Big Data

    One of our health care partners, Ascribe , will be joining Microsoft at EHI Live on 5-6 November, 2013. Paul Henderson from Ascribe discusses here what the team will be showing at EHI Live. According to Gartner, a huge percentage of decisions made at work ignore the large volume of evidence that could...
  • Blog Post: Big Data and what it actually means to healthcare

    A guest blog from Paul Henderson of Microsoft partner Ascribe. There is a lot of talk about Big Data. You can’t help but feel that a lot of the talk is about the opportunity to think differently about data to improve your position in whatever industry you might be in. Very little seems to be about...
  • Blog Post: Life sciences research given boost by new data on GP practice-level prescribing

    It was only yesterday, at a CIO Summit in London, when Microsoft UK's Managing Director Michel Van der Bel announced that there are four megatrends developing in IT... mobility, cloud, social and big data. Well, an announcement today proved those words to be spot on... Back in December 2011, the HSCIC...
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