Population health management is seen as a tool which could help the cash-strapped NHS. Jennifer Trueland reports that while uptake remains elusive, there are still green shoots of change emerging.
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Electronic observation and vital signs technology has been around for more than a decade but has it become the norm? Simon Brandon investigates.
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Throughout this guide we will bring you insights, updates and examples of how interoperability is playing a key role in healthcare all around the world. Read on to facilitate the exchange and sharing of healthcare data, securely, in your hospital or region.
Looking around the room at last year’s Digital Health Summer Schools, Shera Chok realised she was one of the few women from an ethnic minority background. That’s why at this year’s event she and colleagues are launching a new network designed to redress that situation.
Large-scale IDCR projects are critical to the care integration agenda; and more than 60 are underway up and down the country. Yet these projects take time and work. Fast-track yours with tips from the successful Connecting Care Programme.
Various national figures have put a very strong focus on e-prescribing with former health secretary Jeremy Hunt pledging financial support to hospitals to implement such a system. But has that perhaps limited an understanding of the full breadth of areas in which digital can make a difference when it comes to medicines management and optimisation? Maja Dragovic reports.
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Hospitals in Cheshire and Merseyside report better care – and a better working environment for staff – through the introduction of a regional radiology reporting hub. The system means all staff can see all images, no matter where they were taken.
Adopting an enterprise image management approach can, proponents argue, lead to widespread benefits for NHS organisations. But is this enough to encourage trusts to embrace such a strategy? Maja Dragovic finds out.
“We’ve reached a critical point in our health and social care system,” claims Mark Davies, Chief Medical Officer at IBM Watson Health. “We have neither enough doctors nor nurses, and the money is tighter than it’s ever been.”
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Virtual private networks offer the promise of security and privacy, and so are naturally attracting increasing levels of interest. A review of the market offers some interesting findings.