Bringing mobile, social, and health together to improve care

When you think Microsoft Office, you might be thinking Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The new Office is so much more. It’s personalised, cloud-connected, and enables productivity and collaboration scenarios in health that simply weren’t possible before. Over the next few weeks on our Worldwide Health blog, I’ll cover the highlights of the new Microsoft Office…

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“Communities are generous”: Enterprise social networking in healthcare

Social networking has a chequered reputation in healthcare circles, but a new breed of secure, highly available and easily managed Enterprise Social Networks is giving clinicians, healthcare organisations and patients a whole new environment in which to communicate, engage and drive outcomes. The idea of medical professionals using social networks generally causes the hackles of…

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Microsoft Surface – Just what the doctor ordered?

The blogosphere has been buzzing, or should I say exploding, with excitement, speculation, and comments about Microsoft Surface – a new generation of tablet PC devices optimized for Windows 8 and made by Microsoft. Information about Microsoft Surface was released by the company Monday afternoon at a press event held in Los Angeles and since viewed around…

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Home health devices the whole family can use

One of the areas in which technology is making the greatest difference to healthcare is in the provision of services beyond the hospital and surgery, right inside citizens’ homes. “Citizens” is the correct word to use – because telecare is helping individuals and their families not only to manage conditions in the more comfortable environment…

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DocCom network seminar - video interviews

On 9th July a group of healthcare professionals from across the UK gathered in Central London to discuss how social media and networking can be of benefit to healthcare. The organiser of the event was DocCom – a new, secure, online community for healthcare professionals. The seminar was extremely interesting and some key topics were…

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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 networking event - healthcare communication just got a whole lot easier

Next Monday, we will be keeping you bang up-to-date on Twitter with a great health event taking place in London – our DocCom networking event. DocCom is a brand new, very exciting development with the sole intention to link up healthcare professionals all over the UK in a secure, engaging platform. Read on if you want to…

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DocCom - the cloud and networking will transform healthcare. Find out what the leaders are doing…

As pressure increases on healthcare organisations to deliver safety information in more effective and timely ways organisations are turning to IT solutions to help them deliver this. The popularity of social media among HCP’s has blurred the boundary between personal and professional lives with instances of breaches of patient confidentiality and inappropriate use on the increase. But…

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Smarter Health - Two clever docs with their heads in the cloud

Despite the hustle and bustle in healthcare, many healthcare professionals don’t get to meet their peers as often as they might like. They move in an endless round of clinics, surgeries, theatres, departments, wards, professional committees etc.; and don’t get a chance to have a cup of coffee, let alone share best practice. But a…

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