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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How can we identify and unlock skill sets within public sector organisations?

This post is by Suzy Dean, CEO of EasySharePoint. There’s a wealth of talent within public sector organisations, but it’s often hard to find and identify relevant skill sets when they’re needed. Everyone in the workplace has secrets. Not the deep, dark secrets we see in murder mysteries or TV dramas, but secrets of the more…

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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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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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How HealthVault helps people like me take control of my health

​The following post is by Raj Thiagarajan Director of Strategy and Business Development at HealthVault International and was originally published here. If asked, most people can provide a pretty accurate overview of their financial situation within minutes. However, if asked for an overview of their health situation—such as their latest lab results, when they’re due for…

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NHS trust expands SharePoint for collaborative process delivery

This post was written by Nick Saalfeld. Cloud2 is one of the healthcare specialists in the Microsoft Partner Network, and we have talked about their ‘Hadron’ suite of SharePoint deployment methodologies before on this blog. In brief, the logic of Hadron is that: SharePoint is a very powerful product, but with that power comes complexity….

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Webinars and Workshops – Simplifying clinical access to multiple applications and patient records with acceSSOnce

In May 2013 we covered a story which highlighted how Clinicians at Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust Hospital were saving 30-45 minutes per day on average by using acceSSOnce – an OCSL partner solution, based on Microsoft software, which simplified clinical access to multiple applications and patient records. acceSSOnce provides a clinical desktop solution…

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