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  • Blog Post: Medical image archiving in the cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

    One of the mo st compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. It is estimated that data from medical imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, PET scans, etc.) already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s total data storage capacity. Add to this the ever increasing...
  • Blog Post: Get Online @ Home offers free PCs with 12-month broadband signup to combat the digital divide

    It’s not hard to see how the digital divide is hampering the UK’s economic growth and making it harder for local governments to provide services at a lower cost online. Did you know? 6.4 million Brits do not use the internet. 9.5 million Brits lack basic online skills. 500,000...
  • Blog Post: EHI Live 2013 in review: What was everyone buzzing about this year?

    Now that sun has set on EHI Live for another year, it’s time to take a moment and reflect on the big ideas that dominated this year’s show. Microsoft were joined at EHI Live by some stellar partners in the healthcare space: Ascribe, Concentra, Esteem, OSCL, Cloud2, IMGROUP, Optevia, Risual...
  • Blog Post: EHI Live 2013 preview: Improving the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of unscheduled care using Big Data

    One of our health care partners, Ascribe , will be joining Microsoft at EHI Live on 5-6 November, 2013. Paul Henderson from Ascribe discusses here what the team will be showing at EHI Live. According to Gartner, a huge percentage of decisions made at work ignore the large volume of evidence that could...
  • Blog Post: EHI Live 2013 preview: Getting clinicians involved in designing their own solutions

    One of our health care partners, Optevia , will be joining Microsoft at EHI Live on 5-6 November, 2013. Steve Lyon from Optevia discusses here what the team will be showing at EHI Live. One of the things I really like about working with health sector customers who are using patient relationship management...
  • 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: 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: A Strategic Approach to Telehealth

    Last month we saw how a range of new technologies, often familiar consumer tools like Skype , are driving interest in telehealth. However, said Andy Dunbar of Microsoft specialist healthcare Partner, Risual, the live deployments were mainly fragmented; developed piecemeal, and often by interested clinicians...
  • 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: Primary care providers at the table in Health IT decision making

    Today we thought we'd share this great post with you from our Senior Director of Worldwide Health , Bill Crounse (based in the US - hence the thanksgiving reference!). Not only does it bring us news from healthcare IT in the states, it's particularly relevant as it mentions how NHS Trusts are to control...
  • Blog Post: How enlightened is your application migration strategy?

    As healthcare customers start to think seriously about moving away from Windows XP then application migration becomes a critical area to consider. In this guest blog post from application migration specialists Camwood we investigate how blue light organisations can plan to migrate their application portfolio...
  • 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: HealthVault for iPhone v2 - now worldwide!

    Since its launch in the United States last August, HealthVault for the iPhone has consistently been one of our highest volume apps. It’s just a darn good app both for daily tracking and for keeping important family information safely in your pocket --- and you know, Apple has sold a few units....
  • 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: 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: “Health Choices” App Provides Access to NHS Health Resources

    There’s “an app for that” for just about everything these days. Indeed, applications for Smartphones are multiplying so fast there will soon be more apps than people on earth, or at least it seems that way. In healthcare there are apps for almost any chronic condition you might want...
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