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…


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. We also have a highly developed ecosystem…

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Big Data and what it actually means to healthcare

A guest blog from Paul Henderson of Microsoft partner Ascribe. There is a lot of talk about Big Data. You can’t help but feel that a lot of the talk is about the opportunity to think differently about data to improve your position in whatever industry you might be in. Very little seems to be about actual execution. Who…

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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 or ICT decision makers without well-developed adoption & deployment strategies to…

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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) accreditation, further enhancing Microsoft’s offerings on the current G-Cloud Framework and CloudStore. The IL2 rating will benefit…

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Telehealth with Skype and Lync: Join the federation!

There’s no question that telehealth is an area of technology which has an opportunity to generate real value in the NHS. It’s a relatively mature area of IT – in more remote areas (the highlands and islands of Scotland, for example), trials and point solutions have been deployed for well over a decade now; and…

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Public Sector case studies for Budget day

Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor’s speech, We’ve compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving… How to save money and… …reduce carbon footprint Leicester City CouncilCity Council Makes Significant Savings…

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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 of their own budgets -…

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Office 365 - a must have for your device in healthcare (plus get a free trial!)

It’s a fact many healthcare professionals are looking to use portable devices much more in their daily work. This means there is a big shift taking place from old desktop-friendly applications to those which work on tablets and even on multiple devices. After all, Office 365 lends itself to touch devices but can also be used on non-touch PCs…

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Healthcare innovation - free downloads from our partners

  Here are some handy downloads about brilliant health IT solutions by our partners that we originally posted for the EHI Live event in November 2012. They’re highly useful further reading if you’d like to find out what great advances are being made in healthcare using Microsoft technology… 2e2 – 30-day readmission module, part of 2e2’s Assured Healthcare…

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