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  • Blog Post: Healthcare innovation and discovery in Eastern Canada

    This post originally ran here on 19 March. This week I’m travelling in Eastern Canada or more specifically the greater Toronto area. I’m came to speak at a healthcare executive roundtable event organized by my Microsoft colleagues who manage our health business in Canada. It was also...
  • Blog Post: 4 common misconceptions about the cloud – and how they’re holding back your organisation

    Cloud services may be big business – but the benefits of the cloud are not always well understood. Many non-technical leaders harbour misconceptions about the cloud that make it difficult to take full advantage of everything a cloud services platform can offer. At the recent EHI Live show, Richard...
  • Blog Post: Creating a people-centric approach to health IT – Free training

    Giving clinicians access to data at the point of care increases efficiency and improves outcomes. But embracing this new way of working isn’t as simple as handing every doctor and nurse a tablet and wishing them the best of luck. A health organisation needs to have the right IT infrastructure in...
  • 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: EHI Live 2013 preview: This year we’re reimagining healthcare

    EHI Live is always one of the UK’s most exciting healthcare events, but EHI Live 2013 is shaping up to be something just a little bit special. We’ll be delving deep into some of the big ideas that will be driving transformation in the healthcare space for years to come -- and how you can...
  • Blog Post: How much money is outdated software costing your organisation?

    It’s natural to consider costs when mulling a technology upgrade – but it’s important to look at the whole picture. Older software is harder to support, since it’s less secure (being designed for the security threats of 12 years ago) and isn’t optimized for today’s...
  • Blog Post: Event: Learn how technology will transform health care in the next 5 years

    Health IT is set for a major transition in the UK. Windows 8.1 on tablet devices is revolutionising patient bedside care. The NHS is moving become totally paperless within the next five years. And Windows XP support is finally ending in April of next year. Is your organisation ready for the changes ahead...
  • Blog Post: Can a tablet app transform patient care?

    Effective patient communication is essential to effective patient care. Whether you're talking about having access to accurate medical records or just knowing when a patient needs another blanket -- keeping those lines of communication open leads to increased flexibility, better patient outcomes and...
  • Blog Post: How Surface can cure what ails doctors

    Dr. Nick Patel of Palmetto Health wanted to use a tablet at work to allow him to manage patient info on the go, improve his productivity and provide patients with more personal care. So he bought an iPad. But almost immediately, he began to see where the device fell short. "The problem with the...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the "zero day" risks of sticking with Windows XP after support ends

    This post is by Alastair Dick, Microsoft CTO - NHS. I know that most of the NHS IT teams are currently beavering away upgrading XP machines to Windows 7 & 8. For those who are questioning the urgency to upgrade before the end of support date next year, there has been some very interesting research...
  • Blog Post: NHS trust expands SharePoint for collaborative process delivery

    This post was written by Nick Saalfeld. Cloud2 is one of the healthcare specialists in the Microsoft Partner Network, and we have talked about their ‘Hadron’ suite of SharePoint deployment methodologies before on this blog . In brief, the logic of Hadron is that: SharePoint is a...
  • Blog Post: “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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Seamless and productive - a review of the new Fujitsu Q572 for use in the NHS

    Today, we open up our blog to our colleague and guest blogger Alastair Dick - Microsoft CTO for Health. He takes a look at a new device on the market which is set to get NHS pulses racing... As Windows 8 has been out for while I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at some of the devices...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Telehealth with Skype and Lync: Join the federation!

    There’s no question that telehealth is an area of technology which has an opportunity to generate real value in the NHS. It’s a relatively mature area of IT – in more remote areas (the highlands and islands of Scotland, for example), trials and point solutions have been deployed...
  • Blog Post: Public Sector case studies for Budget day

    Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor's speech, We've compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving... How to save money and... ...reduce carbon footprint...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Health Innovation Expo – Day 1

    Yesterday we attended day one of Europe’s largest healthcare innovation event, the Health Innovation Expo, Europe’s held at the ExCel Centre in London. The Expo is a two-day event showcasing some of the world’s most inspiring healthcare innovations and including a range of speakers...
  • Blog Post: England’s largest NHS Trust pioneers Windows 8 with Windows To Go to enable Flexible Working

    Success of Olympics pilot has led to widespread deployment of new Windows 8 business offering. London, UK. — March 14, 2012 — Microsoft has today announced that Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the first organisations in the UK to deploy Windows To Go, a fully manageable...
  • Blog Post: Set free your health teams with the revolutionary Office 365

    Flexible working (aka Anywhere Working) is a huge theme in UK healthcare. This covers a broad spectrum of topics including cloud, BYOD (bring your own device), platforms, IT infrastructures - all the way through to telehealth/telemedicine. The vision of healthcare professionals roaming hospital wards...
  • Blog Post: Leading Global Humanitarian Society Selects Cloud, Enhances Capacity and Response

    Some great news which we thought you might be interested in from our worldwide colleagues... The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has selected Microsoft Office 365 to be the standard communications and collaboration platform for its National Societies worldwide...
  • Blog Post: Baby You’re a Firework – Hot Healthcare Innovation in Australia

    Let’s face it. International business travel is grueling. Between jet lag, irregular meals, and meetings that often run from dawn well into the evening, it's not all that romantic. Business travel on Valentine’s Day is even less so. That’s why last evening as I rolled into my Sydney...
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