Microsoft CityNext: How Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is saving £1 million by making decisions faster

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust employs about 20,000 staff members at more than 100 physical locations, with an annual budget of about £1 billion. Together, its staff serve about 340,000 Belfast citizens, but also provide district services throughout Northern Ireland. Local organisations must be flexible and adaptable to effectively provide services and engage citizens. The…

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Why it's time for your organisation to rethink the humble office phone

Check your pocket. You’ve got a smartphone, right? It handles e-mail and texts and photos and instant messages — and it just happens to also send and receive phone calls. Now look at your desk. You’ve got a phone there, right? Does it handle instant messages? Does it handle video chats? Does share documents? No….

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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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Can Healthcare realise the benefits of Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 has been available since June 2011 and in this time we have seen the number of private sector organisations migrating to the cloud increase month on month. However the number of public sector organisations following suit has not matched that of the private sector. This is particularly noticeable in healthcare where the very nature…

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Baby You’re a Firework – Hot Healthcare Innovation in Australia

Let’s face it. International business travel is grueling. Between jet lag, irregular meals, and meetings that often run from dawn well into the evening, it’s not all that romantic. Business travel on Valentine’s Day is even less so. That’s why last evening as I rolled into my Sydney hotel well past 9 PM, I was…

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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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Enterprise collaboration – what does good look like?

Today we bring you a post by another Microsoft partner – attending the EHI Live 2012 event in November. This is what Simon Hudson from Cloud2 Ltd has to say… Everyone seems to talk about collaboration, often in terms of it being a panacea for all ills, a cure for diabetes and a route to world…

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