How Surface can cure what ails doctors

Dr. Nick Patel of Palmetto Health wanted to use a tablet at work to allow him to manage patient info on the go, improve his productivity and provide patients with more personal care. So he bought an iPad. But almost immediately, he began to see where the device fell short. “The problem with the iPad is…

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Calculate. Communicate. Connect. Excel 2013 for healthcare professionals

If there is one characteristic built into the heart of the new, more granular, structure of the NHS, it is fluidity. A much larger range of public, private and third sector organisations, representing a web or network (rather than a tree with the Department for Health at the top) will be required to interact with…

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Telehealth with Skype and Lync: Join the federation!

There’s no question that telehealth is an area of technology which has an opportunity to generate real value in the NHS. It’s a relatively mature area of IT – in more remote areas (the highlands and islands of Scotland, for example), trials and point solutions have been deployed for well over a decade now; and…

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Public Sector case studies for Budget day

Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor’s speech, We’ve compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving… How to save money and… …reduce carbon footprint Leicester City CouncilCity Council Makes Significant Savings…

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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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Health Innovation Expo – Day 1

Yesterday we attended day one of Europe’s largest healthcare innovation event, the Health Innovation Expo, Europe’s held at the ExCel Centre in London. The Expo is a two-day event showcasing some of the world’s most inspiring healthcare innovations and including a range of speakers from MPs to top senior NHS officials. We attended a number…

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Set free your health teams with the revolutionary Office 365

Flexible working (aka Anywhere Working) is a huge theme in UK healthcare. This covers a broad spectrum of topics including cloud, BYOD (bring your own device), platforms, IT infrastructures – all the way through to telehealth/telemedicine. The vision of healthcare professionals roaming hospital wards with touch screen devices and patients connecting with their physicians is…

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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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