Power to the people on communities of care
Paul Hodgkin reflects on the medical changes brought about by his great, great, great uncle Thomas, and those that are being brought about by people working with new technology today.
Health 2.0 predicts end of enterprise IT
Desktops and enterprise systems in healthcare will disappear with the rise of mobile technology and cloud-based solutions, the co-chairman of Health 2.0 has said.
Facebook and Twitter liked for health
One in three people are now using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter for health-related issues according to a study by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Third of London GPs use myhealthlondon
More than a third of GP practices in London have registered with the GP compare site myhealthlondon, exceeding expectations for the three months after its launch.
Social media an “ethical duty” for docs
Doctors have an “ethical duty” to use the communication channels used by their patients to provide them with good medical advice beyond the occasional ten minute consultation.
Twitter founder is the Biz at HIMSS12
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has told HIMSS12 that people urgently need social tools to help them make sense of “infinite information.”
Birmingham patients get records access
Patients at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust are being given access to their own online medical records.
Heart surgeons call for more public data
Heart surgeons have criticised other specialities for failing to collect the data on deaths and other treatment outcomes that may help patients decide where to go for treatment.
NHS Direct gets appy
NHS Direct will launch a series of apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices over the next month.
iPlato gets good feedback from NHNN
iPLATO Healthcare has reported positive feedback from a mobile patient support service provided in partnership with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.