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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Receives G-Cloud Impact Level 2 Accreditation from Cabinet Office for Use across the UK Public Sector

    Microsoft’s cloud computing platform is now accredited to store and communicate data securely up to the UK Government’s Impact Level 2 classification. Reading, UK. — 04/04/13 — Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, has been awarded Impact Level 2 (IL2)...
  • 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: 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: Cloud platform gives UK patients and GPs mobile access to healthcare information

    EMIS Group, a leading supplier of healthcare software for GPs in the UK, wanted a more scalable and cost-effective web platform for its leading health website. Since migrating it to Windows Azure and making it accessible through Windows Phone and Windows 8, monthly visits have surged by 71 per cent to...
  • 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: Solutions for better patient interaction – how are you meeting the challenge?

    In late January, Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee, made the keynote speech at an event run by the Reform think tank examining the future of the healthcare workforce. Not surprisingly, as Britain’s largest employer, operating in the midst of the greatest economic upheaval...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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 –...
  • Blog Post: Tracking Tuberculosis Treatment - a global health emergency

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis is a global health emergency. Every year there are an estimated 9 to 10 million people who become infected with TB. Experts say our greatest risk for becoming infected is just breathing in the air around us, should that breathing take place...
  • Blog Post: For the clinician on your list this Holiday Season, Dr. Bill’s favourite things

    Today's blog is courtesy of our Senior Director of Worldwide Health - Bill Crounse MD, as he looks to the festive tech around this winter from his home in the US... The Holidays are coming at us fast. Are you looking for the perfect gift to give the doctor, nurse or other clinician in your life...
  • Blog Post: easyJet transforms business model with cloud and Azure

    Luton-based easyJet are differentiating themselves from other low cost airlines by bringing in a new seat booking system . Traditionally synonymous with airport scrums due to the free seating arrangements on their planes, this move signifies a new era for the carrier. The new seat booking system is...
  • Blog Post: EHI Live partners share their thoughts on camera!

    Last week the Microsoft in Health Team visited the two-day EHI Live event at Birmingham's NEC. As well as our team of Microsoft experts, we also had some of our health partners on our large stand to showcase the latest innovative solutions they are working on with customers. The EHI Live event was...
  • Blog Post: Coming soon - partner posts!

    Happy Friday everyone! Just a quick posting today to let you all know that we have asked some of our health partners who will be at EHI Live, to each create a blog post for us. We're looking forward to their input and hearing from some of these leading healthcare partners what they have to say about...
  • Blog Post: What's cloud computing all about? We have the perfect guide...

    In the middle of the 1990s the Web emerged and a whole generation of Internet-facing Web applications, both Internet and Intranet, were built using HTML and Web servers. Web technologies remain a core model in developing applications today. In the early 2000s Web services and SOA (Service-Oriented...
  • Blog Post: Healthcare Provider Improves Customer Service & Stock Visibility with CRM Solution

    Many companies would love to boast about a 200% increase in productivity but this Evolution Homecare managed to do with the help of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. What is more, we've decided to put it into a nice video for you. Evolution Homecare manage the distribution of pharmaceuticals directly to patients...
  • Blog Post: Side Project Turns Kinect into a Virtual Seeing-Eye Dog

    Kinectacles, a Garage project from Microsoft India, aims to use Kinect's depth camera to help the visually impaired get around. Add virtual "seeing-eye dog" to the ever-expanding list of creative ways people are using Kinect. The Kinectacles team (Aditi Goswami, Rishabh Verma, and Atul Sharma)...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface – Just what the doctor ordered?

    The blogosphere has been buzzing, or should I say exploding, with excitement, speculation, and comments about Microsoft Surface – a new generation of tablet PC devices optimized for Windows 8 and made by Microsoft. Information about Microsoft Surface was released by the company Monday afternoon...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Join the discussion on DocCom! ...Do you use telehealth/teleconsultation?

    The new ground breaking social network for healthcare professionals, DocCom, has got off to a superb start. Not only has it welcomed around 8000 healthcare professionals to the platform but discussion around some key topics has been started. This week DocCom has welcomed Dr Richard Pope - a Telehealth...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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