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The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of healthcare applications
The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services...
25 Apr 2013
A new dawn for Trust infrastructure: Why the end of XP is far from the end of the world
NHS organisations are rightly risk averse, they have overloaded IT teams, and the weight of information assurance compliance bears heavily down. No wonder, then, that whole-estate upgrades are rarely a high priority. But with the deprecation of Windows XP, that is directly ahead on the horizon. How can...
14 Jan 2013
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
Video gaming even your doctor will love
Last month I had the honour of presenting the opening keynote at the Games for Health Conference in Boston. Even though I no longer fit the prime demographic of a “gamer” the audience must have connected with what I had to say on the topic of video gaming and health. I’ve since been...
13 Jul 2012
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...
12 Jul 2012
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...
29 May 2012
Unlock the business value of information – Free webinar with the Register
OK, this isn't technically aimed at just a health-related audience but those of you working in healthcare might find this free webinar appealing (we hope you do)... ---------------------------------------------- Information is one of the most important assets of public sector organisations. Unlocking...
29 Feb 2012
xpoint®: making the search for NHS efficiency… more efficient
The NHS is not just the UK’s largest employer; it’s also one of the most dispersed. In the hunt for savings and efficiencies, then, how can lessons learned in one corner of the NHS labyrinth be shared in a timely fashion with other colleagues? Sally Whittle finds a new solution already gaining...
9 Feb 2012
Welcome + KiDnect wins the Imagine Cup!
Hello and welcome to our brand new Microsoft UK Health blog! We've set this up as a way of featuring anything from new developments, great IT solutions, case studies and of course news of all the exciting work Microsoft UK are doing in the health sector. If you have an opinion on any of our posts then...
1 Feb 2012
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