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  • Blog Post: How can we identify and unlock skill sets within public sector organisations?

    This post is by Suzy Dean, CEO of EasySharePoint. There’s a wealth of talent within public sector organisations, but it’s often hard to find and identify relevant skill sets when they’re needed. Everyone in the workplace has secrets. Not the deep, dark secrets we see in murder...
  • Blog Post: Why phones beat fobs when it comes to protecting sensitive patient data

    From time to time, it's helpful to look at what other health systems around the world are doing with technology, as a way of studying the kinds of services that cloud technologies make possible. Here's an inspiring health story from the U.S. When Presence Health wanted to give its clinical staff access...
  • Blog Post: How do you keep up with a healthcare professional?

    Healthcare professionals have always worked hard. They have to be able to: Work on the go. Think fast. Take notes on the fly. Protect patient records. Still have plenty of juice left after putting in a full day’s work. It’s a tall order, so healthcare professionals...
  • 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: 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 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Flexible working in healthcare - did Santa revolutionise your productivity over Christmas?

    Now that most of us are back at work following what was hopefully a very merry festive season, we'll be looking forward to using the new devices some of us may have got at Christmas. There is no doubt that one of the current hot topics amongst healthcare professionals is IT flexibility at work. With...
  • Blog Post: NHS trust pilots first online mental health therapy service with unified communications

    Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in the north of England wanted to offer online counselling to patients. The trust chose hosted Microsoft Lync Server 2010 unified communications technology for its e-clinics service — the first National Health Service (NHS) – built...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft works anywhere - Lync

    We thought we'd share this story with all of our healthcare readers who are interested in telehealth/teleconsulting. This is a great example of Lync being used to connect colleagues in different locations... With the Olympics now taking place, it's not just the athletes who have had a challenge to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Livescape: the Swiss Army knife of healthcare apps

    If you had any doubt about the might of your mobile, consider this. By the end of 2011, over 10.9 billion apps (smartphone applications) had been downloaded to mobile phones across the globe. Their popularity is driven by some universal factors: Apps are easy to use and visually appealing: they...
  • Blog Post: MyHealthBox – a first for mental health care

    Guest blog: Mike Denis, Director of Information Strategy at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Today, Tuesday 15th May, Health Minister Lord Howe officially launches MyHealthBox , the world’s first patient-held electronic health record in the field of mental health. It’s...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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