How to switch your office to modern devices for a fraction of the usual cost

How old is the smartphone you’ve got in your pocket? 6 months? A year?  Most people go a maximum of two years between upgrades, changing phones every time they sign a new mobile plan. What about the computer or tablet you use at home? Is it built from obsolete hardware or loaded with ancient programs?…

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How Bupa cut its development costs — and found the equivalent of a full time employee in the process

U.K. firm Bupa is a truly global operation, providing healthcare services and private insurance in 190 countries around the world – employing more than 62,000 people in the process. That massive scale means the company has some needs that can only be met by developing its own proprietary software, a task it accomplishes with in-house…

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EHI Live 2013 in review: What was everyone buzzing about this year?

Now that sun has set on EHI Live for another year, it’s time to take a moment and reflect on the big ideas that dominated this year’s show. Microsoft were joined at EHI Live by some stellar partners in the healthcare space: Ascribe, Concentra, Esteem, OSCL, Cloud2, IMGROUP, Optevia, Risual and Steljes, each of whom…

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How much money is outdated software costing your organisation?

It’s natural to consider costs when mulling a technology upgrade – but it’s important to look at the whole picture. Older software is harder to support, since it’s less secure (being designed for the security threats of 12 years ago) and isn’t optimized for today’s workloads. As this mini-infographic shows, over time that “bargain” piece…

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How the power of the cloud is helping make European medicine safer

Imagine that a new regulation meant that your organisation had to develop the ability to verify the contents of billions of orders annually, in dozens of countries. Of course, it’s not enough for the system to be effective – it’s also got to be secure so that the public can trust it. Oh, and if…

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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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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 2

Yesterday marked the second and final days of Europe’s largest healthcare innovation event, the Health Innovation Expo, at the ExCel Centre in London. Like day 1, the second day didn’t disappoint with a range of speakers who are all experts in their field. The day started off in the main stage with a speech by…

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How enlightened is your application migration strategy?

As healthcare customers start to think seriously about moving away from Windows XP then application migration becomes a critical area to consider. In this guest blog post from application migration specialists Camwood we investigate how blue light organisations can plan to migrate their application portfolio. Application migration isn’t fun. We admit it. It’s the enterprise IT…

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