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The missing piece in NHS trusts' mobile device strategy
When hospitals think about mobility, they think about devices. Tablets or laptops? Phones or phablets? This brand or that? And it’s easy see why. The hardware is shiny and new – it has a cool factor that most IT purchases will never have. But finding the right device is only half the equation...
4 Mar 2014
How to switch your office to modern devices for a fraction of the usual cost
How old is the smartphone you’ve got in your pocket? 6 months? A year? Most people go a maximum of two years between upgrades, changing phones every time they sign a new mobile plan. What about the computer or tablet you use at home? Is it built from obsolete hardware or loaded with ancient...
14 Feb 2014
Bringing mobile, social, and health together to improve care
When you think Microsoft Office, you might be thinking Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The new Office is so much more. It’s personalised, cloud-connected, and enables productivity and collaboration scenarios in health that simply weren’t possible before. Over the next few weeks on our Worldwide...
28 Jun 2013
“Communities are generous”: Enterprise social networking in healthcare
Social networking has a chequered reputation in healthcare circles, but a new breed of secure, highly available and easily managed Enterprise Social Networks is giving clinicians, healthcare organisations and patients a whole new environment in which to communicate, engage and drive outcomes. The...
11 Jun 2013
Delivering mobile IT your way - on the ward, Trust-wide and beyond. Seminar - 1st July, London.
Hi everyone, we thought we'd let you know about this helpful seminar taking place in London on the 1st July... The pace of change in the mobile market combined with the high standards demanded by the staff on the frontline create a persistent challenge for the NHS. Building a manageable devices strategy...
11 Jun 2013
‘Follow-me’ technology gives clinicians more time for patients
Even in digitally advanced hospitals, clinicians regularly complain about tardy access to patient data – which is hardly surprising since most of it is scattered around the trust in remote silos and departmental systems. Paul Curran reports on one trust that has solved this challenge - and restored...
4 Jun 2013
My week of quantified self: day five
It is the last day of my quantified self week , I’ve been using a pedometer, blood pressure monitor and WiFi scales to keep track of my body data, while tracking all of this in Microsoft’s Health Vault tool. Through using the web dashboard and Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, it has been...
3 May 2013
My week of quantified self: day four
Weight & blood pressure It is the penultimate day of my quantified self challenge, using Health Vault to track data, and following a lazy day yesterday I have made sure to be more active today. Starting with a run just after I woke up, a cycle to work and then a session at the gym, I’ve...
2 May 2013
My week of quantified self: day three
Lazy day Day three of my quantified self week with Health Vault is upon me, up until now I’ve been doing great, but after a good couple of sessions at the gym earlier in the week , I’ve had a lazy turn. Last night I managed to get through two(!) movies from the Matrix trilogy (which only...
1 May 2013
My week of quantified self: day one
Setting Up This week we are featuring daily guest posts by our colleague David Clare who is testing out the benefits of Microsoft HealthVault by monitoring and tracking his fitness levels using the Windows 8 HealthVault app. Below is the first of his daily posts and he will be keeping us up-to...
29 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
Putting Windows 8 Tablets to work in healthcare – a buyer’s guide
There is a slew of shiny new tablets on the market, many of which are crammed with enough features to make life on the wards easier for heavy users, and all of which will look gorgeous under your arm. At the pricier end of the market, for example, is the Sony Vaio Duo 11 , which features a nifty sliding...
25 Mar 2013
Health tablets that raise the pulse – Windows 8 helping cut the total cost of ownership
There is no doubt that Windows 8 is the new kid on the block as far as operating systems are concerned. It’s still in its infancy and, as a result, people are just beginning to realise its vast potential. Dell are one of those companies who are currently producing a selection of great devices...
18 Mar 2013
Office 365 - a must have for your device in healthcare (plus get a free trial!)
It's a fact many healthcare professionals are looking to use portable devices much more in their daily work. This means there is a big shift taking place from old desktop-friendly applications to those which work on tablets and even on multiple devices. After all, Office 365 lends itself to touch devices...
18 Jan 2013
Taking a deeper look at top healthcare IT trends and predictions for 2013
Here's a great post by our Senior Director of Worldwide Health who has added this to our Worldwide ' HealthBlog '. We thought you might find it interesting as it talks about some fantastic tech in healthcare worth knowing about - technology which affects the UK as well as the rest of the world... ...
10 Jan 2013
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