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  • Blog Post: FAQ: What Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 OFFICIAL accreditation means for your organisation

    Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 now hold the UK Government’s recently launched “OFFICIAL” accreditation . What does that mean? It means that Microsoft Azure, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service cloud computing platform, and Office 365, Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: 7 steps to bringing your organisation into the cloud

    This post is an excerpt from the free e-book “Bringing the UK Government into the Cloud.” Download the full e-book today or e-mail us at ukps@microsoft.com for more information. Having worked with many public sector organisations of different sizes – either directly or through our...
  • Blog Post: Free event: Learn to get more from your existing workflow investments

    Pop quiz: When you get frustrated with a work project’s slow progress, do you blame: Your co-workers. Yourself. Your software. Your boss Your workflow. It’s tempting to blame a holdup on a lazy co-worker or even your boss. But often the trouble isn’t the people...
  • Blog Post: Event: Learn to reduce IT complexity while improving quality of care

    Healthcare providers in the UK face special IT challenges. Health IT systems are intricate and have strict data protection requirements, but they also need to be easy to use if they’re going to support a high quality of care. The balancing act can feel a little overwhelming at times -- but it doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: The 3 most important findings from Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report

    Microsoft released its 15 th Security Intelligence Report last week, packed with facts and stats about the security threats facing Web users in the UK and around the world. The SIR is the world’s most comprehensive security report, since it’s based on data from a wide variety of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft services reappointed to G-Cloud Framework v4

    The Government Procurement Services reappointed Microsoft to the G-Cloud Framework v4, following the completion of the Official Journal European Union bid process. Microsoft’s appointment to the framework covers all four lots: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Azure selected alongside partner Solidsoft for new European Medicines Verification System (EMVS)

    European pharmaceutical sector will rely on Microsoft Windows Azure to power new EU-wide system in the fight against counterfeit medicines London, UK. — July. 04, 2013: Microsoft and its Windows Azure cloud platform has been selected to power the new EU-wide European Medicines Verification System...
  • Blog Post: Santander, Spain: Where “smarter” meets “healthier”

    Today, we're blogging a guest post from our Worldwide Health Industry Senior Director - Elena Bonfiglioni . It touches upon a topic many healthcare teams have to tackle - how to combine different health applications into one system. Elena has found a city in Spain which has been doing just that and is...
  • Blog Post: SQL underpins Ascribe’s Web Pharmacy rollout at North Tees & Hartlepool

    Microsoft technology is at the heart of another successful (and on-time) healthcare IT deployment, this time at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and in the rapidly emerging field of e-prescribing. Hospital pharmacies are an ideal target for improvement through technology, as: ...
  • 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: ‘Follow-me’ technology gives clinicians more time for patients

    Even in digitally advanced hospitals, clinicians regularly complain about tardy access to patient data – which is hardly surprising since most of it is scattered around the trust in remote silos and departmental systems. Paul Curran reports on one trust that has solved this challenge - and restored...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft software harnessed by OCSL’s acceSSOnce desktop solution to improve patient care at Luton and Dunstable University NHS Foundation Trust Hospital

    Clinicians save 30-45 minutes per day on average through simplified access to patient data. Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust Hospital has introduced acceSSOnce, an OCSL solution based on Microsoft software to simplify clinical access to multiple applications and patient records, and improve...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: video

    The week of experimenting with different devices, all tracked and synced with Microsoft HealthVault has been an incredible experience – and don’t forget to check out my learnings post for more on the lessons from the week. But what does an average day look like? How are the devices put...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: All those ways you didn't think Office was going to change your life

    We thought you'd like to know about today's launch of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium - to help improve productivity in your home office and in your personal life!... To celebrate the launch of Microsoft Office 365 in the UK we are holding a unique event taking place based on and around the specially...
  • 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: Taking a deeper look at top healthcare IT trends and predictions for 2013

    Here's a great post by our Senior Director of Worldwide Health who has added this to our Worldwide ' HealthBlog '. We thought you might find it interesting as it talks about some fantastic tech in healthcare worth knowing about - technology which affects the UK as well as the rest of the world... ...
  • Blog Post: 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 –...
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