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Focus on Windows Apps for health: Create a behavioural record for children with autism with ABPathfinder’s Parent Pathway
This post is part of an occasional series about health-focused apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. If you’ve developed a health or wellness app on a Windows platform and you’d like to be considered for this series, leave a link to your app in the comments. Raising a child with autism...
29 Jul 2014
Healthcare innovation and discovery in Eastern Canada
Dr. Bill Crounse
This post originally ran here on 19 March. This week I’m travelling in Eastern Canada or more specifically the greater Toronto area. I’m came to speak at a healthcare executive roundtable event organized by my Microsoft colleagues who manage our health business in Canada. It was also...
10 Apr 2014
Don’t believe the hype: Get the facts about secure software for government
You may have spotted some attention-grabbing headlines recently, talking about how “Operating System Z is the only one approved for secure use in government!” or “Operating System Y is the most secure OS for government ever!” It’s not true. The reality is government’s...
21 Feb 2014
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...
8 Nov 2013
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...
31 Oct 2013
How much money is outdated software costing your organisation?
It’s natural to consider costs when mulling a technology upgrade – but it’s important to look at the whole picture. Older software is harder to support, since it’s less secure (being designed for the security threats of 12 years ago) and isn’t optimized for today’s...
3 Oct 2013
Understanding the "zero day" risks of sticking with Windows XP after support ends
This post is by Alastair Dick, Microsoft CTO - NHS. I know that most of the NHS IT teams are currently beavering away upgrading XP machines to Windows 7 & 8. For those who are questioning the urgency to upgrade before the end of support date next year, there has been some very interesting research...
4 Sep 2013
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...
28 Mar 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
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...
12 Sep 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
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