Using Yammer to deliver informal learning

This post by the Department of Health’s Dave Briggs originally appeared on Gov.UK’s Digital Health blog.  As part of my role on digital capability, I’m experimenting with different ways of delivering learning activity to people within the department. The traditional course is fine as far as it goes, but with increasing limits on both budgets…

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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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Civil Service Live 2014 – Discover what a day of smarter working really looks like

 The way we work is changing and technology is allowing us to work when, where and how we choose. Microsoft will be exploring that transformation in a very literal way with its stand at Civil Service Live 2014. At Civil Service Live London we’ll be showing off the latest innovative devices coupled with best-in-class cloud-based productivity tools….

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Where does it hurt? Skype Translator applied to patient care

On May 27th at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Microsoft stunned the audience with technology right out of Star Trek. Gurdeep Pall (left), who serves as Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft, gave the first-ever, public live demo of an exciting new capability that is being developed for Skype. It makes possible near real-time audio translation between two…


Just what the doctor ordered—Surface Pro 3

Some of you may be wondering why I’ve said so little about the newest member of our Surface family of devices, the Surface Pro 3. To say that, as a physician, I am excited about the Surface Pro 3 and its potential to rock the world for clinicians would be an understatement. But the truth of the matter…


Microsoft CityNext: Examining the role of population health in designing 21st century cities

Health will play an essential role in the evolution of cities. High-density population areas face unique public health challenges, but they can also help pioneer new solutions. Local governments and local health providers have an opportunity to offer transformative services that put people first. But to do that, they first need a better understanding of…

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Microsoft CityNext: Turning data into best practices at a local level

If you wanted to find out how bad weather was affecting instances of respiratory disease in your area, how would you go about answering that question? Let’s make the problem a little easier and say you work at an NHS foundation trust and have access to reams of raw clinical data. How would you get…

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