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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. 03 Feb 2016

    Transforming healthcare by 2021

    “Patient care is still fragmented and major change is needed – underpinned by radical new ways of working if the NHS is to survive its daunting budget deficit and £20 billion efficiency savings target. In my view, it is time for the healthcare IT industry to step up and become an agent for change, a partner with clinicians and citizens in re-engineering health and healthcare. Smart technology can revolutionise healthcare – it’s time to unleash that potential.”

  2. 17 Dec 2015

    Divining with data: the future of predictive health

    Does the word ‘psychohistory’ mean anything to you? If it does then it is likely you have at least a passing interest in mankind’s ability to predict the future.

  3. 20 Oct 2015

    Tech will never replace GPs... but it will make them more accessible

    How long does it take you to get an appointment to see your GP? If simply asking this question has set your pulse racing and temper soaring, take heart. Technology is coming to the rescue.

  4. 09 Oct 2015

    The implementation of Open APIs in the UK health system

    Patient care is becoming increasingly fragmented between different domains and organisations, as care becomes more complex. ‘Open APIs’ are being welcomed as a possible saviour of health IT in the UK, a way to open up the market to innovation and to free patient data from their current silos in pursuit of more integrated care. The aim is welcomed but successful delivery is complex. Matt Murphy, Managing Director of EMIS Health, describes how quality assurance and safeguards are essential to protect critical health systems, and that suppliers must be allowed to influence the process.

  5. 02 Sep 2015

    Frailty care: home is where the health is

    Just a few weeks ago, news broke that Gill Pharaoh - a healthy 75 year old retired nurse - had chosen to end her own life at a Swiss suicide clinic. Whatever your stance on euthanasia or assisted suicide, for me the story raised another very important question. Can our health service truly support an aging population?

  6. 30 Jun 2015

    Charity partnerships, empowered patients and the future of the NHS

    "The future health of millions of children, the sustainability of the NHS, and the economic prosperity of Britain all now depend on a radical upgrade in prevention and public health". It's a statement clear in its message and blunt in its truth.

  7. 29 Jun 2015

    Paperless NHS: how to transform hospital IT

    Progress towards the goal for a paperless NHS by 2020 has been too slow in the acute sector. Shaun O’Hanlon looks at the challenges and solutions for transforming hospital IT.

  8. 26 May 2015

    Seven-day NHS pledge faces age-old issue

    There is one story dominating healthcare headlines right now - the government's pledge to deliver "a truly seven-day NHS". It's a commitment we all welcome in principle, but with dwindling GP numbers, tight budgets and concerns over existing primary and secondary care workloads, it has prompted a collective eyebrow raise and the question, 'how'?

  9. 14 Apr 2015

    Patient-centric policy means better healthcare

    "Integrated care has to be the future" - my thoughts exactly. But on this occasion, not my words. The message was delivered by Baroness Hanham, Chairman of health sector regulator Monitor, at a recent Westminster Social Policy Forum event.

  10. 03 Dec 2014

    Give doctors the confidence to deliver joined-up care

    Joined-up healthcare is something we all want and the NHS needs. Enabling the disparate elements of our healthcare system to work together and share information will save time and money and ultimately benefit patient care.

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