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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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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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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Microsoft Surface – Just what the doctor ordered?

The blogosphere has been buzzing, or should I say exploding, with excitement, speculation, and comments about Microsoft Surface – a new generation of tablet PC devices optimized for Windows 8 and made by Microsoft. Information about Microsoft Surface was released by the company Monday afternoon at a press event held in Los Angeles and since viewed around…

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DocCom network seminar - video interviews

On 9th July a group of healthcare professionals from across the UK gathered in Central London to discuss how social media and networking can be of benefit to healthcare. The organiser of the event was DocCom – a new, secure, online community for healthcare professionals. The seminar was extremely interesting and some key topics were…

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Video gaming even your doctor will love

Last month I had the honour of presenting the opening keynote at the Games for Health Conference in Boston. Even though I no longer fit the prime demographic of a “gamer” the audience must have connected with what I had to say on the topic of video gaming and health. I’ve since been invited to do a…

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The hype about Skype in healthcare

As television programmes go, we are faced with a wealth of choices these days. It’s almost information overload! One of the few, really informative programmes which I like watching though is Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4. Perhaps ‘informative’ is not quite the right word to use as maybe it suggests I can relate my own…

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DocCom seminar event review - 9th July 2012

It was a very interesting morning in the DocCom seminar at our Cardinal Place office, London. A room full of clinicians and other healthcare workers had gathered to discuss the new DocCom social network platform and current key IT-related issues affecting healthcare professionals. It was a great mix of people ranging from lecturers in clinical…

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Join the discussion on DocCom! ...Do you use telehealth/teleconsultation?

The new ground breaking social network for healthcare professionals, DocCom, has got off to a superb start. Not only has it welcomed around 8000 healthcare professionals to the platform but discussion around some key topics has been started. This week DocCom has welcomed Dr Richard Pope – a Telehealth Consultant from the North of the England. He…

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