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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...
10 Sep 2013
Calculate. Communicate. Connect. Excel 2013 for healthcare professionals
If there is one characteristic built into the heart of the new, more granular, structure of the NHS, it is fluidity. A much larger range of public, private and third sector organisations, representing a web or network (rather than a tree with the Department for Health at the top) will be required to...
24 Jun 2013
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...
21 Mar 2013
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...
20 Mar 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
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...
14 Mar 2013
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...
14 Mar 2013
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...
27 Feb 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
A new dawn for Trust infrastructure: Why the end of XP is far from the end of the world
NHS organisations are rightly risk averse, they have overloaded IT teams, and the weight of information assurance compliance bears heavily down. No wonder, then, that whole-estate upgrades are rarely a high priority. But with the deprecation of Windows XP, that is directly ahead on the horizon. How can...
14 Jan 2013
Health Tech Spending and Profitability - Chicken, Egg or Omelet?
By Bill Crounse, MD - Senior Director, Worldwide Health. As someone whose entire career has been steeped in clinical medicine and technology, I’m a big fan of the American publication, Hospitals and Health Networks . I especially like reading the commentaries on the publication’s digital...
10 May 2012
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