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Microsoft CityNext: How Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is saving £1 million by making decisions faster
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust employs about 20,000 staff members at more than 100 physical locations, with an annual budget of about £1 billion. Together, its staff serve about 340,000 Belfast citizens, but also provide district services throughout Northern Ireland. Local organisations must...
9 Sep 2014
Microsoft CityNext: Getting to grips with managing multi-agency outcomes in social care
Social services are rarely the responsibility of a single office. In the city of the future, multiple agencies will collaborate seamlessly to offer services via digital channels. Service delivery will be efficient, measurable and citizen-centric. It’s a nice vision, isn’t it? But how do...
15 May 2014
Microsoft City Next: 10 essentials for successful mobile application development
By Declan Grogan, Managing Director, NDL Software Mobile ‘line of business’ applications offer huge organisational benefits through cost savings, cleaner data and service efficiencies. In the public sector, there is now widespread acceptance that mobile working supports the dual aims of...
9 May 2014
Microsoft CityNext: Examining the role of population health in designing 21st century cities
Health will play an essential role in the evolution of cities. High-density population areas face unique public health challenges, but they can also help pioneer new solutions. Local governments and local health providers have an opportunity to offer transformative services that put people first. But...
6 May 2014
Microsoft CityNext: Looking to the cloud to improve information at the point of care
Discussions about the future of cities tend to focus on huge systems – infrastructure, bureaucracy, the economy. Those things are important – but doesn’t it make more sense to focus on people first? That could mean empowering workers to do their jobs a bit better. It could mean empowering...
17 Mar 2014
Microsoft CityNext: Making the case for service transformation with IEG4 and Stockport MBC
The lure of embracing digital-by-default systems in the public sector is always the same, isn’t it? Saving money? And it’s true that if you do away with the printing and processing and storing of all those paper forms, your organisation will save money. But sometimes saving money in the short...
26 Feb 2014
Microsoft CityNext: Helping Guide Dogs support people with sight loss
This post is by Ollie Barton of Guide Dogs. Barton has 26 years of experience in helping people with sight loss to become independently mobile. Today he is responsible for overseeing an ever growing range of vital mobility services that enable blind and partially sighted people to get out and about on...
15 Jan 2014
Microsoft CityNext: Turning Microsoft Kinect into a physical therapy tool
In many cities around world, officials are looking for ways to cope with the cost of caring for an aging population. The challenge will require health organisations to reimagine how they deliver care and track results. Often officials are worried they’ll be faced with a choice between lowered costs...
30 Dec 2013
Microsoft CityNext: Learn the 5 stages of healthy cities
Cities have the potential to become economic engines, accelerating growth and creating opportunity throughout the UK. But their productivity and their sustainability is tied to the health of their citizens. Local governments and health organisations must work closely together, as they have a unique opportunity...
9 Dec 2013
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