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We pride ourselves on being pioneers in healthcare software and services and are always looking at future technologies and new ways of working to make sure we develop ground breaking services which benefit patients and healthcare professionals. Here you can explore our latest thought leadership articles.

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  1. 01 Sep 2016

    Online patient services and the danger of digital native naivety

    More than 95% of GP surgeries in England now offer online patient services, including appointment booking, repeat prescription ordering, and access to test results. Indeed, as of April this year all GPs - in line with a major drive from NHS England - must provide their patients with online access to information held in their GP record.

  2. 08 Aug 2016

    Devising a health informatics strategy that works

    At Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT), four keywords are important: people-centred, positive, compassion and excellence. The Trust’s strategy is to deliver appropriate, quality and efficient care. They do this by focusing on value – making the most of the resources they have – partnerships and collaboration.

  3. 19 Jul 2016

    Health, innovation and taking time to admire ‘the norm’

    The most important innovations, the ones that change the way businesses, sectors and people operate, always share the same starting point: simplicity and accessibility.

  4. 30 Jun 2016

    How can we help older people leave hospital?

    I spent some time when younger nursing in elderly care. The NAO report immediately took me back to Mount Vernon Hospital, Barnsley, in the 1970s.

  5. 14 Jun 2016

    ‘Fail fast and fix' – why NHS IT needs to approach risk differently

    A visit to the US highlights some important lessons for how the NHS can make the most of new technologies to transform services.

  6. 06 Jun 2016

    Usability – the real holy grail of healthcare IT?

    At the heart of Bob Wachter’s book ‘The Digital Patient’ is the message that usability is a key enabler to clinical adoption of electronic records. We live in a time where usability is king; Apple and Alphabet (Google) have been so successful because they have a single focus on the customer experience.

  7. 10 May 2016

    Real healthcare innovation always answers a simple question

    Healthcare has always been synonymous with innovation. From ground-breaking pharmaceutical treatments and surgical procedures, to cutting edge technology and software designed to prevent, diagnose and treat ill-health - the opportunity to create something that truly helps people is a driving force that has attracted leading thinkers, scientists and inventors - many of them here in the UK.

  8. 28 Apr 2016

    Three ways EMIS Health technology is helping to improve patient outcomes

    Duane Lawrence, managing director of EMIS Health secondary care highlights three ways in which EMIS technology is working for better patient outcomes

  9. 14 Mar 2016

    Our role and responsibility in helping to prevent more tragic deaths

    I’m sure many of you will have read the tragic story of William Mead – a 12-month old child who tragically died from sepsis which was missed by GPs, out of hours services and NHS 111. But it’s not just William – some 44,000 people die from sepsis every year in the UK, and it is estimated that a third of those could have been saved by better awareness and earlier treatment.

  10. 26 Feb 2016

    Are wearables helping the right people?

    One in ten people in the UK has now used wearable devices, smartphones or apps to track their health and wellbeing. The figure is around one in five for millennials. Given my firm support for any technology or innovation that supports patient-centric healthcare this is - to me - a very pleasing statistic. However, it also requires broader context, which is in part provided by a recent report from UK innovation foundation Nesta.

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