Civil Service Live 2014: Una O’Brien and the challenges ahead for UK health care

Civil Service Live 2014 gave health care workers a rare chance to hear directly from some of the most important figures in the UK health sector. Department of Health Permanent Secretary’s Una O’Brien’s keynote speech was a highlight, as she looked ahead to some of the trends that will drive the evolution of the NHS…

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Get involved with NHS Change Day!

This guest post is by Adebusuyi Adeyemi of NHS Improving Quality. NHS Change Day 2014 is going to be the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS. Are you ready? NHS Change Day 2013 was a countrywide grassroots initiative that provided an opportunity to transform anger or frustration into constructive…

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Can technology help you put patients first?

“Just put the patient at the center of the care experience.” Sound simple, when you put it that way, doesn’t it? Of course, everyone knows that patient centric care is easier to describe than it is to implement. Putting patients first and facilities modernisation go hand in hand, as technology has the power to fundamentally…

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NHS England’s Beverley Bryant looks ahead to a 21st Century health service

This post is by Sophie Smyth. What does the future of the NHS look like? What trends will shape the changes to UK healthcare services in the years to come? To answer these questions, Beverley Bryant, the Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England, gave an extremely insightful talk at this year’s EHI Live…

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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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Microsoft Windows Azure selected alongside partner Solidsoft for new European Medicines Verification System (EMVS)

European pharmaceutical sector will rely on Microsoft Windows Azure to power new EU-wide system in the fight against counterfeit medicines London, UK. — July. 04, 2013: Microsoft and its Windows Azure cloud platform has been selected to power the new EU-wide European Medicines Verification System (EMVS) that will be developed and operated by Solidsoft, a…

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Santander, Spain: Where “smarter” meets “healthier”

Today, we’re blogging a guest post from our Worldwide Health Industry Senior Director – Elena Bonfiglioni. It touches upon a topic many healthcare teams have to tackle – how to combine different health applications into one system. Elena has found a city in Spain which has been doing just that and is using innovation to make sure the…

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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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