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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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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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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Council revolutionises collaboration with services using new business management software

Plymouth City Council is facing a big social challenge – a 16-year life expectancy gap between the east and west of the city. Addressing this issue requires all services – including social and health care, policing, and housing – to work closely together. To achieve this, the council needs to update its disparate systems and…

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What’s cloud computing all about? We have the perfect guide…

In the middle of the 1990s the Web emerged and a whole generation of Internet-facing Web applications, both Internet and Intranet, were built using HTML and Web servers. Web technologies remain a core model in developing applications today. In the early 2000s Web services and SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) enabled applications to communicate using standard-based Web…

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EMAS uses Lync teleconferencing to accelerate service transformation

For anyone who still thinks teleconferencing is a feelgood application with little underlying value, here’s a salutary lesson from the East Midlands, where the technology is helping to create a consultative environment in which seismic change can still power forward. Plus, thanks to Office 365, it’s infinitely scalable at low cost. East Midlands Ambulance Service…

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The hype about Skype in healthcare

As television programmes go, we are faced with a wealth of choices these days. It’s almost information overload! One of the few, really informative programmes which I like watching though is Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4. Perhaps ‘informative’ is not quite the right word to use as maybe it suggests I can relate my own…

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DocCom seminar event review – 9th July 2012

It was a very interesting morning in the DocCom seminar at our Cardinal Place office, London. A room full of clinicians and other healthcare workers had gathered to discuss the new DocCom social network platform and current key IT-related issues affecting healthcare professionals. It was a great mix of people ranging from lecturers in clinical…

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MyHealthBox – a first for mental health care

Guest blog: Mike Denis, Director of Information Strategy at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Today, Tuesday 15th May, Health Minister Lord Howe officially launches MyHealthBox, the world’s first patient-held electronic health record in the field of mental health. It’s the product of a partnership between my Trust, the South London and Maudsley (SLaM),…

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