The 3 big questions every health organisation needs to ask before launching a desktop transformation project

Rolling out a desktop transformation project doesn’t have to be painful — if the project is approached in the right fashion. “You need to consider the things that are going to comprise the desktop – not the desktop itself,” said Chris Marks, Director of Strategy at Esteem at the recent EHI Live conference in Birmingham….

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Creating a people-centric approach to health IT – Free training

Giving clinicians access to data at the point of care increases efficiency and improves outcomes. But embracing this new way of working isn’t as simple as handing every doctor and nurse a tablet and wishing them the best of luck. A health organisation needs to have the right IT infrastructure in place to allow clinicians…

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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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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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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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Amazing movement-to-text sign language glove wins Imagine Cup!

Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition, honouring student technology innovations that address the world’s toughest problems. The winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team QuadSquad allows deaf individuals to communicate verbally using custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application to translate sign language…

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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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Microsoft works anywhere – Lync

We thought we’d share this story with all of our healthcare readers who are interested in telehealth/teleconsulting. This is a great example of Lync being used to connect colleagues in different locations… With the Olympics now taking place, it’s not just the athletes who have had a challenge to deal with – like many office workers…

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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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Video gaming even your doctor will love

Last month I had the honour of presenting the opening keynote at the Games for Health Conference in Boston. Even though I no longer fit the prime demographic of a “gamer” the audience must have connected with what I had to say on the topic of video gaming and health. I’ve since been invited to do a…

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