Where does it hurt? Skype Translator applied to patient care

On May 27th at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Microsoft stunned the audience with technology right out of Star Trek. Gurdeep Pall (left), who serves as Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft, gave the first-ever, public live demo of an exciting new capability that is being developed for Skype. It makes possible near real-time audio translation between two…


Microsoft CityNext: Looking to the cloud to improve information at the point of care

Discussions about the future of cities tend to focus on huge systems – infrastructure, bureaucracy, the economy. Those things are important – but doesn’t it make more sense to focus on people first? That could mean empowering workers to do their jobs a bit better. It could mean empowering citizens to easily engage with local…

0

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…

1

A Strategic Approach to Telehealth

Last month we saw how a range of new technologies, often familiar consumer tools like Skype, are driving interest in telehealth. However, said Andy Dunbar of Microsoft specialist healthcare Partner, Risual, the live deployments were mainly fragmented; developed piecemeal, and often by interested clinicians or ICT decision makers without well-developed adoption & deployment strategies to…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

2