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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
Primary care providers at the table in Health IT decision making
Today we thought we'd share this great post with you from our Senior Director of Worldwide Health , Bill Crounse (based in the US - hence the thanksgiving reference!). Not only does it bring us news from healthcare IT in the states, it's particularly relevant as it mentions how NHS Trusts are to control...
19 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
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
Microsoft Surface – Just what the doctor ordered?
The blogosphere has been buzzing, or should I say exploding, with excitement, speculation, and comments about Microsoft Surface – a new generation of tablet PC devices optimized for Windows 8 and made by Microsoft. Information about Microsoft Surface was released by the company Monday afternoon...
3 Aug 2012
DocCom network seminar - video interviews
On 9th July a group of healthcare professionals from across the UK gathered in Central London to discuss how social media and networking can be of benefit to healthcare. The organiser of the event was DocCom - a new, secure, online community for healthcare professionals. The seminar was extremely interesting...
14 Jul 2012
Video gaming even your doctor will love
Last month I had the honour of presenting the opening keynote at the Games for Health Conference in Boston. Even though I no longer fit the prime demographic of a “gamer” the audience must have connected with what I had to say on the topic of video gaming and health. I’ve since been...
13 Jul 2012
The hype about Skype in healthcare
As television programmes go, we are faced with a wealth of choices these days. It's almost information overload! One of the few, really informative programmes which I like watching though is Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4. Perhaps 'informative' is not quite the right word to use as maybe it suggests...
12 Jul 2012
DocCom seminar event review - 9th July 2012
It was a very interesting morning in the DocCom seminar at our Cardinal Place office, London. A room full of clinicians and other healthcare workers had gathered to discuss the new DocCom social network platform and current key IT-related issues affecting healthcare professionals. It was a great mix...
9 Jul 2012
Join the discussion on DocCom! ...Do you use telehealth/teleconsultation?
The new ground breaking social network for healthcare professionals, DocCom, has got off to a superb start. Not only has it welcomed around 8000 healthcare professionals to the platform but discussion around some key topics has been started. This week DocCom has welcomed Dr Richard Pope - a Telehealth...
6 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
Microsoft announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows
In an age when flexibility, good communication and mobility is key when considering ICT provision for the NHS, some healthcare organisations are beginning to turn towards the regular use of tablet PCs for their daily work needs. With this in mind, the future of flexible ways of working within healthcare...
20 Jun 2012
“Health Choices” App Provides Access to NHS Health Resources
There’s “an app for that” for just about everything these days. Indeed, applications for Smartphones are multiplying so fast there will soon be more apps than people on earth, or at least it seems that way. In healthcare there are apps for almost any chronic condition you might want...
15 Jun 2012
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