Pokemon Go may be generating stories about unexpected health benefits, but getting effective ‘health’ games into use is no easy task, as Ben Heather discovers at a Games for Health conference in Coventry.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has a pure best of breed approach to IT, has been at the forefront of deploying e-observations and vital signs technologies, and is now trialling wearable monitors. Kim Thomas went to visit.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is back and the NHS in England has a set of new IT leaders. So far so good, but can they make the shift from wielding hard power to encouraging collaboration, ‘honourable failure’ and a willingness to embrace what works?
In Merseyside, health organisations are smashing faxes, finding cheap ways to go digital, and playing with tomorrow’s technology. Ben Heather reports from the iLinks Innovations Conference.
Our long-standing GP columnist supports a number of GP federations; and their projects always involve IT and IG. That means they need both managers and clinicians with IT expertise, he argues.
Putting a few open APIs on a megasuite is not the same as creating an open platform. Still, while it’s somewhat akin to putting lipstick on a pig, it’s a step in the right direction – and some pigs can be very attractive. Argues Ewan Davis.
One of the big criticisms of the National PACS Programme was that it was hard to share images. Different, regional solutions are emerging to the problem, Kim Thomas discovers.
Neil Paul has made a list of all the innovations going on within his GP federation at the moment, and it’s quite a list. Most of it is even positive (just don’t mention the explosion in Crewe that took out his IT on a Monday morning...)
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