Medical image archiving in the cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

One of the most compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. It is estimated that data from medical imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, PET scans, etc.) already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s total data storage capacity. Add to this the ever increasing density and complexity of digital images…


Get Online @ Home offers free PCs with 12-month broadband signup to combat the digital divide

It’s not hard to see how the digital divide is hampering the UK’s economic growth and making it harder for local governments to provide services at a lower cost online. Did you know? 6.4 million Brits do not use the internet. 9.5 million Brits lack basic online skills. 500,000 disadvantaged schoolchildren are without home internet…

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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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EHI Live 2013 preview: Improving the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of unscheduled care using Big Data

One of our health care partners, Ascribe, will be joining Microsoft at EHI Live on 5-6 November, 2013. Paul Henderson from Ascribe discusses here what the team will be showing at EHI Live. According to Gartner, a huge percentage of decisions made at work ignore the large volume of evidence that could have influenced them….

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EHI Live 2013 preview: Getting clinicians involved in designing their own solutions

One of our health care partners, Optevia, will be joining Microsoft at EHI Live on 5-6 November, 2013.  Steve Lyon from Optevia discusses here what the team will be showing at EHI Live.  One of the things I really like about working with health sector customers who are using patient relationship management tools is the…

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My week of quantified self: day five

It is the last day of my quantified self week, I’ve been using a pedometer, blood pressure monitor and WiFi scales to keep track of my body data, while tracking all of this in Microsoft’s Health Vault tool. Through using the web dashboard and Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, it has been really simple…

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My week of quantified self: day four

Weight & blood pressure It is the penultimate day of my quantified self challenge, using Health Vault to track data, and following a lazy day yesterday I have made sure to be more active today. Starting with a run just after I woke up, a cycle to work and then a session at the gym,…

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My week of quantified self: day one

Setting Up This week we are featuring daily guest posts by our colleague David Clare who is testing out the benefits of Microsoft HealthVault by monitoring and tracking his fitness levels using the Windows 8 HealthVault app. Below is the first of his daily posts and he will be keeping us up-to-date with his daily progress… The quantified…

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Starting early with the PHR: Taking the Redbook online

Microsoft HealthVault, the secure healthcare information data store, is being used across the world in an ever-increasing number of ways, in order to use data to improve health outcomes. Here in the UK, developers are lucky: we have a giant healthcare provider which is hungry for technology solutions. We also have a highly developed ecosystem…

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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…

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