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  • Blog Post: Could you do your job from a bus all day? This #BusWorker is going to try!

    Conversations about flexible working too often fall into the trap of using "anywhere working" as a synonym for "working from home." Why is that? Flexible working is about so much more than ability to work from home in your pyjamas. It's about being able to work wherever you're most productive -- and...
  • Blog Post: Civil Service Live 2014 – How to keep the inspiration alive now that the show is over

    It’s hard to believe Civil Service Live 2014 is really over. All those speeches and pledges and catch-ups over coffee are just a blur in the rear-view mirror now. But hang on – the conference might be over, but the journey is just beginning. Innovation, collaboration and flexibility are just...
  • Blog Post: Video: Watch what happens when staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital get their hands on the new Surface Pro 3

    Surface Pro 3 will launch later this summer in the UK. But at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the device is already poised to change how clinicians interact with patients, process notes and get more done each day. Clinicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital wanted to be able work flexibly for...
  • Blog Post: Healthcare industry welcomes Surface Pro 3, UPMC among early adopters

    This post was written by Cyril Belikoff and originally appeared here . When we looked to develop the Surface Pro 3, we gathered feedback from commercial customers in many walks of life. They wanted an awesome laptop that was thin and light, had great battery life, good performance, and a brilliant...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s mobility platform means business

    This post is by John Delaney, Associate Vice President, European Mobility, IDC. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella recently said that the company is to evolve towards a mobile first, cloud first world of business. In this world, mobile and cloud technologies are intrinsically linked – mobile...
  • Blog Post: The missing piece in NHS trusts' mobile device strategy

    When hospitals think about mobility, they think about devices. Tablets or laptops? Phones or phablets? This brand or that? And it’s easy see why. The hardware is shiny and new – it has a cool factor that most IT purchases will never have. But finding the right device is only half the equation...
  • Blog Post: How to switch your office to modern devices for a fraction of the usual cost

    How old is the smartphone you’ve got in your pocket? 6 months? A year? Most people go a maximum of two years between upgrades, changing phones every time they sign a new mobile plan. What about the computer or tablet you use at home? Is it built from obsolete hardware or loaded with ancient...
  • Blog Post: “There is a premium on effectiveness” – why mobility matters in a clinical environment

    In a clinical environment, having the right piece of information at hand at the right moment can make all the difference. Clinicians often don’t have time to run back to a desktop workstation or to wait for a laptop to boot or to fumble with a printed chart every time they need a figure. Effectively...
  • 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: EHI Live preview: Check out these Microsoft partner mini seminars

    There’s a lot to see and do at EHI Live beyond the official conference program – come by the Microsoft stand (B60) during the conference breaks for our Mini Seminar programme. We’ll be featuring talks from some of our partners and clients discussing how they are reimagining healthcare...
  • 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: Can a tablet app transform patient care?

    Effective patient communication is essential to effective patient care. Whether you're talking about having access to accurate medical records or just knowing when a patient needs another blanket -- keeping those lines of communication open leads to increased flexibility, better patient outcomes and...
  • 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: My week of quantified self: day five

    It is the last day of my quantified self week , I’ve been using a pedometer, blood pressure monitor and WiFi scales to keep track of my body data, while tracking all of this in Microsoft’s Health Vault tool. Through using the web dashboard and Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, it has been...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: day four

    Weight & blood pressure It is the penultimate day of my quantified self challenge, using Health Vault to track data, and following a lazy day yesterday I have made sure to be more active today. Starting with a run just after I woke up, a cycle to work and then a session at the gym, I’ve...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: day one

    Setting Up This week we are featuring daily guest posts by our colleague David Clare who is testing out the benefits of Microsoft HealthVault by monitoring and tracking his fitness levels using the Windows 8 HealthVault app. Below is the first of his daily posts and he will be keeping us up-to...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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