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Wireless: Good for the nations health

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Jun 2016, 11:32 AM

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Last year, in a bid to improve patient experience and medical treatment, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that all NHS buildings were to be equipped with free Wi-Fi. Mark Hall explains why this significant investment in digital healthcare means more to the sector than just patients having free access to Netflix and Facebook and how, from cutting paperwork to faster referrals and alert-based monitoring, if rolled-out properly, the benefits to the sector could be endless.

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Healthcare innovation, not data theft

Posted by Peter Nailer | 17 May 2016, 09:38 AM

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Technology giant Google recently announced it will be launching an app in conjunction with the NHS to monitor for symptoms of kidney failure. However, despite the obvious positives to this technology, this potentially lifesaving project is facing a backlash due to the implications of Google having full access to the medical records of more than 1.6 million patients in the UK without prior patient consultation.

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The beating heart of innovation: how machine learning could drive patient health care

Posted by Francis White | 1 Apr 2016, 14:18 PM

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Francis White, NHS Innovation Fellow and VP sales & business development at AliveCor, gives his thoughts on innovation within healthcare. He discusses how innovation needs to be supported by technology to fulfill its potential and what the impact can be on the industry.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator

Posted by Mark Hall | 1 Apr 2016, 11:58 AM

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As the NHS is challenged with reducing spend and meeting increasing demand, the NHS has had to put innovation at the heart of its programmes to deliver better outcomes against the NHS Outcomes Framework. We look at the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) fellowship programme and some thoughts as guest blogs.

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HSCN: Prescribing a smooth network transition for health and social care

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Mar 2016, 09:11 AM

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The N3 network has provided the NHS organisations and employees with fast and secure broadband connection for the last 9 years. With the proposed replacement, the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), Mark Hall looks at what this means for the healthcare sector and how it can enable effective data sharing of patient records for greater efficiencies, as well as ensuring consistent security.

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Closing the NHS demand-supply gap: reasons for optimism

Posted by Mark Hall | 1 Dec 2015, 12:17 PM

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With the NHS needing to meet growing patient demands and balance system efficiencies it seems a tough job with a £30 billion shortfall identified in its Five Year Forward Plan. Mark Hall discusses how the NHS can close the demand-supply gap and create more time to spend on patient care using ICT-driven improvements.

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Healthcare efficiency through technology: how to spend less time on technology and more time with patients

Posted by Mark Hall | 6 Oct 2015, 14:39 PM

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Despite recent research showing that cost cutting was a big driver for the public sector implementing cloud services, Mark Hall found that, while talking to attendees at the recent Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology event in London, there was also a lot of interest in the innovation in patient care that Cloud services can deliver.

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Integrating health and social care data: Why it's viable

Posted by Mark Hall | 9 Jun 2015, 15:51 PM

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To date, the Government has viewed the integration of health and social care data as something of a technical challenge. Recent announcements however indicate that this could be about to change. This blog not only looks at why the integration needs to happen but also how it could have a knock on effect for other areas of the public sector.

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