Can technology help you put patients first?

“Just put the patient at the center of the care experience.” Sound simple, when you put it that way, doesn’t it? Of course, everyone knows that patient centric care is easier to describe than it is to implement. Putting patients first and facilities modernisation go hand in hand, as technology has the power to fundamentally…

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Video: Welsh language option comes to Microsoft Translate

Healthcare providers know the importance of clear communication. When a patient is explaining symptoms or a doctor is laying out treatment options, it’s vital everyone be on the same page. In Wales, clear communication is doubly important, as care providers need to be able to serve both English- and Welsh-speaking patients. When a doctor can…

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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 security arm, CESG, doesn’t “approve” operating systems for use, nor do they…

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Beyond gaming: Watch how Kinect helps surgeons in the operating room

It might have started out at as an add-on for the Xbox 360, but the Kinect is way more than a gaming tool. It’s a sophisticated, gesture- and voice- tracking sensor with a variety of practical applications. Don’t take my word for it. Watch how a surgeon uses a Kinect in the operating to examine…

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How to switch your office to modern devices for a fraction of the usual cost

How old is the smartphone you’ve got in your pocket? 6 months? A year?  Most people go a maximum of two years between upgrades, changing phones every time they sign a new mobile plan. What about the computer or tablet you use at home? Is it built from obsolete hardware or loaded with ancient programs?…

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Microsoft CityNext: Exploring the gamification of patient care

Dr. Bibhas Roy is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon (shoulder & elbow), Trafford General Hospital, Central Manchester Foundation Trust in Manchester. Patient-centred outcomes are those that are patient generated, reported and valued. This is particularly the case in the specialist field of orthopaedic surgery where encouraging patients to take responsibility for their own rehabilitation is vital to…


Safer Internet Day 2014: Do 1 Thing to make the Web a safer place

Did you know that Microsoft is a long-standing supporter of Safer Internet Day? Organised by Insafe, and co-founded by the European Union, SID is a global campaign that promotes a healthy Internet for everyone and encourages responsible use of online technologies and services. Microsoft is once again helping to promote appropriate online behavior with the…

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What’s the easiest way to offer tele-health services to your patients?

Last autumn, Prime Minister David Cameron issued a challenge to UK health providers. “We want greater flexibility in primary care,” he said, “so people can speak to their family doctor on the phone, send them an email or even talk to them on Skype.” To help make that possible, Cameron announced a £50 million Challenge Fund…

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Microsoft Dynamics is now IL2 accredited on CloudStore

Today we’re proud to announce that Microsoft Dynamics now has Impact Level 2 security accreditation on CloudStore. Dynamics joins Azure and Office 365 in having IL2 accreditation, making it possible for public sector offices to adopt a secure total cloud solution. Here’s what that means for your office:      Read the IL2 Dynamics announcement…

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