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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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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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.
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.
The Long Term Plan formally enshrines the aim to create diagnostic imaging networks. As Jennifer Trueland reports, such setups will be underpinned by the smart use of technology – and some areas are already showing the way on this front.
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Both NHS staff and vendors say the interest in diagnostic digital pathology is growing. So could this previously larger analogue specialty be about to fully take the digital plunge? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
Medical devices are a ubiquitous part of modern day healthcare – blood pressure monitors, infusion pumps, spirometers, the list goes on – and increasingly digital rather than analogue. Traditionally the data such devices collect has been held in something resembling isolation, but the growth of electronic patient records and data analytics holds the promise of being able to harness this information in a new way. Maja Dragovic reports.
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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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WannaCry put healthcare cyber security in the headlines and on local and national priority lists. But, two years later, have lasting changes truly been made? Or has the momentum been lost? Jennifer Trueland reports.
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