Authentication with a bit of backbone! Identity Agent strengthens NHS connectivity

A new element in the Microsoft suite of tools and services for healthcare organisations is about to unlock both productivity benefits for users and a technology upgrade path for IT managers. Functionally, Microsoft Identity Agent (MIA) is simply a software layer which allows NHS employees using the latest operating systems (Windows 7 and 8) to…

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EHI Live Roundup: Tested technologies and a Partner on your doorstep

Microsoft was a significant exhibitor at EHI Live 2012; with new products, new routes to engaging with NHS organisations, and a vibrant Partner community of experts… EHI Live has cemented its position as the pre-eminent conference for healthcare technology professionals in the UK; and this year it took place at the NEC in Birmingham on…

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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 powered by Windows Azure, which includes Windows Azure Cloud Services…

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You don’t have to think ‘big bang’ to think big

History has given intranets a bad name; yet modern iterations of these tools represent an opportunity for Trusts to improve working practices and processes across the estate. Plus, specialist implementations of Microsoft SharePoint like Cloud2’s Hadron 8020 make deployment and the route to ROI faster and pain-free. It seems like the fragmentation of technology both…

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Six great Windows 8 apps for the public sector

Since the launch of Windows 8, users have been able to delve into a huge range of new apps to play with. Developers in public sector organisations around the country are discovering the new opportunity that the Windows Store offers them to design, build, and make available their apps to customers in over 200 markets. To help…

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Council revolutionises collaboration with services using new business management software

Plymouth City Council is facing a big social challenge – a 16-year life expectancy gap between the east and west of the city. Addressing this issue requires all services – including social and health care, policing, and housing – to work closely together. To achieve this, the council needs to update its disparate systems and…

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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 highly successful for…

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Increased efficiency, improved patient care and provider accountability

With less than 24 hours left until EHI Live 2012 kicks off in Birmingham, it’s time for our partner Optevia to provide their insight in to what they get up to and their presence at EHI Live… Optevia has been watching developments in the UK health space since the arrival of the Coalition government and…

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Depleted financial resources doesn’t have to equal depleted patient care

Ben Jones, NHS Client Director at Trustmarque, explains how the NHS can maximise efficiency and provide better patient care, without depleting existing resources Today’s NHS is challenged when it comes to meeting ever stricter performance targets while coping with cut budgets.  There are many areas of the NHS that need to run smoothly at all…

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