Focus on Windows Apps for Health: NHSGiveBlood gives donors control

This post is part of an occasional series about health-focused apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. If you’ve developed a health or wellness app on a Windows platform and you’d like to be considered for this series, leave a link to your app in the comments. Giving blood is one of the easiest and…

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Focus on Windows Apps for health: Create a behavioural record for children with autism with ABPathfinder’s Parent Pathway

This post is part of an occasional series about health-focused apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. If you’ve developed a health or wellness app on a Windows platform and you’d like to be considered for this series, leave a link to your app in the comments. Raising a child with autism comes with a…

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Microsoft and Barnardo’s team up for new app to combat child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a growing problem. The ubiquity of camera phones and mobile messaging apps means that many children now have the ability to film anyone and anything. Pictures and video can be taken easily and uploaded to the Internet for the world to see – sometimes without the subject’s consent. At the same…

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Nice Guidance comes to Windows 8, thanks to Cloud2

Where can you go to get evidence-based, best-in-class guidance for promoting wellbeing and preventing ill health? Simple: just check your Windows 8.1 device. Whether you’re working at a NHS trust, a local authority, a volunteer group or any other organisation involved in delivering care, access to guidance from The National Institute for Health and Care…

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My week of quantified self: day two

Yesterday (Monday) I started my week by choosing the devices I would use and getting them set up with Health Vault. It actually took a lot less time that I thought it would to set up, so I had plenty of time to get some exercise in. According to my pedometer and Health Vault, I managed…

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The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of healthcare applications

The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services are permeating every aspect of our lives…

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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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Public Sector Windows 8 Apps eBook

Over the past few weeks we have been compiling eight great public sector apps which can be found in the Windows 8/Windows Phone app store. The result is this handy guide which features details about each app, screenshots and information about our involved Partners. Featured in the Windows 8 app eBook are the following apps: Love…

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HealthVault for iPhone v2 - now worldwide!

Since its launch in the United States last August, HealthVault for the iPhone has consistently been one of our highest volume apps. It’s just a darn good app both for daily tracking and for keeping important family information safely in your pocket — and you know, Apple has sold a few units. I quickly began…

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Amazing movement-to-text sign language glove wins Imagine Cup!

Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition, honouring student technology innovations that address the world’s toughest problems. The winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team QuadSquad allows deaf individuals to communicate verbally using custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application to translate sign language…

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