How much money is outdated software costing your organisation?

It’s natural to consider costs when mulling a technology upgrade – but it’s important to look at the whole picture. Older software is harder to support, since it’s less secure (being designed for the security threats of 12 years ago) and isn’t optimized for today’s workloads. As this mini-infographic shows, over time that “bargain” piece…

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Event: Learn how technology will transform health care in the next 5 years

Health IT is set for a major transition in the UK. Windows 8.1 on tablet devices is revolutionising patient bedside care. The NHS is moving become totally paperless within the next five years. And Windows XP support is finally ending in April of next year.  Is your organisation ready for the changes ahead? Join OCSL…

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How the power of the cloud is helping make European medicine safer

Imagine that a new regulation meant that your organisation had to develop the ability to verify the contents of billions of orders annually, in dozens of countries. Of course, it’s not enough for the system to be effective – it’s also got to be secure so that the public can trust it. Oh, and if…

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‘Follow-me’ technology gives clinicians more time for patients

Even in digitally advanced hospitals, clinicians regularly complain about tardy access to patient data – which is hardly surprising since most of it is scattered around the trust in remote silos and departmental systems. Paul Curran reports on one trust that has solved this challenge – and restored its employees’ faith in ICT. Complex data…

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Microsoft software harnessed by OCSL’s acceSSOnce desktop solution to improve patient care at Luton and Dunstable University NHS Foundation Trust Hospital

Clinicians save 30-45 minutes per day on average through simplified access to patient data. Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust Hospital has introduced acceSSOnce, an OCSL solution based on Microsoft software to simplify clinical access to multiple applications and patient records, and improve patient care. acceSSOnce provides a clinical desktop solution that is capable of…

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My week of quantified self: day two

Yesterday (Monday) I started my week by choosing the devices I would use and getting them set up with Health Vault. It actually took a lot less time that I thought it would to set up, so I had plenty of time to get some exercise in. According to my pedometer and Health Vault, I managed…

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Optimising electronic medical records (EMRs) with Microsoft solutions

Did you know that Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are the top IT investment being made by hospitals around the globe today? Check out this short, entertaining video and find out how Windows 8, SQL and Azure are hugely relevant when investing in an EMR…  

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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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