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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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 trusts yield new value out of this…

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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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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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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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Winning the security war on a new battlefront: medical devices

From ward to theatre, the NHS is increasingly populated with connected, specialist devices; and several recent analyses suggest that these devices are becoming collateral casualties of the broader battle for cybersecurity. What are the unique challenges of device protection in healthcare, and are there strategies for IT managers in NHS organisations to usefully follow? A…

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Clinician-led IT projects are a winner (partner post by Enline)

In the run up to EHI Live, we are giving some of our partners the chance to post on our blog about what they’re currently up to and their view of EHI Live 2012 (November). First out of the blocks is Jack Clarke, Microsoft Business Manager from our partner Enline…   I’ve been working with NHS Trusts now…

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What’s cloud computing all about? We have the perfect guide…

In the middle of the 1990s the Web emerged and a whole generation of Internet-facing Web applications, both Internet and Intranet, were built using HTML and Web servers. Web technologies remain a core model in developing applications today. In the early 2000s Web services and SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) enabled applications to communicate using standard-based Web…

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