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Why it's time for your organisation to rethink the humble office phone
Check your pocket. You’ve got a smartphone, right? It handles e-mail and texts and photos and instant messages -- and it just happens to also send and receive phone calls. Now look at your desk. You’ve got a phone there, right? Does it handle instant messages? Does it handle video chats...
13 Dec 2013
Looking ahead to the year in healthcare: What challenges will the NHS face in 2014?
This post is by Sophie Smyth. Now that EHI Live 2013 is over and done, it’s time to pause and reflect on all the important lessons of this year’s show. Mark Smith, Microsoft UK’s Director of Health, shared his insights into the key learnings from EHI Live 2013 -- and his predictions...
20 Nov 2013
A Strategic Approach to Telehealth
Last month we saw how a range of new technologies, often familiar consumer tools like Skype , are driving interest in telehealth. However, said Andy Dunbar of Microsoft specialist healthcare Partner, Risual, the live deployments were mainly fragmented; developed piecemeal, and often by interested clinicians...
12 Apr 2013
Can Healthcare realise the benefits of Microsoft Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 has been available since June 2011 and in this time we have seen the number of private sector organisations migrating to the cloud increase month on month. However the number of public sector organisations following suit has not matched that of the private sector. This is particularly...
5 Mar 2013
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...
18 Feb 2013
Healthcare innovation - free downloads from our partners
Here are some handy downloads about brilliant health IT solutions by our partners that we originally posted for the EHI Live event in November 2012. They're highly useful further reading if you'd like to find out what great advances are being made in healthcare using Microsoft technology... 2e2 –...
9 Jan 2013
Enterprise collaboration – what does good look like?
Today we bring you a post by another Microsoft partner - attending the EHI Live 2012 event in November. This is what Simon Hudson from Cloud2 Ltd has to say... Everyone seems to talk about collaboration, often in terms of it being a panacea for all ills, a cure for diabetes and a route to world peace...
23 Oct 2012
Perfect devices, the perfect OS, and great applications – no compromises for clinical computing
Last week on this blog I wrote a piece about computing devices and why I thought the tech industry would soon deliver much better choices for clinical computing. Today, I want to focus a bit more on why I think that is so. I also want to explain why its not just the device that matters, but also the...
12 Sep 2012
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...
29 Aug 2012
Channel Shift in Public Services: Have we reached the tipping point?
According to the latest data available from SOCITM, two-thirds of customer contacts with local authorities are now online. This means that 400 million+ of customer contacts received by English local authorities each year are now coming in through online and digital channels. Reducing the cost per...
23 Aug 2012
EMAS uses Lync teleconferencing to accelerate service transformation
For anyone who still thinks teleconferencing is a feelgood application with little underlying value, here’s a salutary lesson from the East Midlands, where the technology is helping to create a consultative environment in which seismic change can still power forward. Plus, thanks to Office 365...
10 Aug 2012
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...
8 Aug 2012
Deploy and use Office 365
You can help your team to be more productive than ever before with Office 365. While getting users up and running on Office 365 is simple and straightforward, these resources below are available to help. Sign in to Office 365 at any time and double-check your custom deployment plan to make sure you have...
23 Apr 2012
Cloud computing - Delivering the right services to the right users
In previous posts we have covered how cloud enables organisations to segment users, roles and workloads and to place these in the most appropriate place. Highlight secure workloads can be run on a customers own datacentre, shared services can be consumed from service providers (from a private cloud)...
5 Apr 2012
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