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.
Electronic document management has been seen by many as providing a temporary stepping stone to full digitisation via an electronic patient record. But, as Maja Dragovic reports, some are finding that it can play a much more active long term role.
It’s a question which has plagued the NHS for many a year: how can we make interoperability happen? For Peter Anderson, the answer is through a mixture of top-down focus and regional action.
The argument that the NHS should use more video calling technologies is frequently made. But there needs to be an appreciation that Skype and teleconsultation are not synonymous, argues Ian Jackson.
“The Technology Enabled Care Revolution: The Way Forward for Integrated Health and Social Care” offers a review of the potential of tech in healthcare.
Text messaging transformed the way many of us communicate, and the next generation of such communication promises to do the same again.
If digital leadership is truly to flourish in the NHS, do CIOs and CCIOs need to be on boards? In advance of a session at Digital Health Rewired, Adam Wright – senior policy officer at NHS Providers – considers the issue.
Telehealth was once touted as the key to providing better care closer to home, allowing for remote monitoring of patients and better support for self-care. Then the pot seemed to go somewhat off the boil. With technology having marched on significantly are we back to a situation in which it’s once more in the ascendant? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
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