Healthcare innovation and discovery in Eastern Canada

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 an opportunity to catch up with some of our customers…


4 common misconceptions about the cloud – and how they’re holding back your organisation

Cloud services may be big business – but the benefits of the cloud are not always well understood. Many non-technical leaders harbour misconceptions about the cloud that make it difficult to take full advantage of everything a cloud services platform can offer. At the recent EHI Live show, Richard Conway, Director of Microsoft Partner Elastacloud,…

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Creating a people-centric approach to health IT – Free training

Giving clinicians access to data at the point of care increases efficiency and improves outcomes. But embracing this new way of working isn’t as simple as handing every doctor and nurse a tablet and wishing them the best of luck. A health organisation needs to have the right IT infrastructure in place to allow clinicians…

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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 have influenced them….

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EHI Live 2013 preview: This year we’re reimagining healthcare

EHI Live is always one of the UK’s most exciting healthcare events, but EHI Live 2013 is shaping up to be something just a little bit special. We’ll be delving deep into some of the big ideas that will be driving transformation in the healthcare space for years to come — and how you can…

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How much money is outdated software costing your organisation?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 workloads. As this mini-infographic shows, over time that “bargain” piece…

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Event: Learn how technology will transform health care in the next 5 years

Health IT is set for a major transition in the UK. Windows 8.1 on tablet devices is revolutionising patient bedside care. The NHS is moving become totally paperless within the next five years. And Windows XP support is finally ending in April of next year.  Is your organisation ready for the changes ahead? Join OCSL…

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Can a tablet app transform patient care?

Effective patient communication is essential to effective patient care. Whether you’re talking about having access to accurate medical records or just knowing when a patient needs another blanket — keeping those lines of communication open leads to increased flexibility, better patient outcomes and higher satisfaction. At New York Presbyterian Hospital, they’ve created a Windows 8 tablet…

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How Surface can cure what ails doctors

Dr. Nick Patel of Palmetto Health wanted to use a tablet at work to allow him to manage patient info on the go, improve his productivity and provide patients with more personal care. So he bought an iPad. But almost immediately, he began to see where the device fell short. “The problem with the iPad is…

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