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Technology in the health service: Business not as usual

Orlando Agrippa, CEO of Draper & Dash writes about why the NHS should work towards digitised management functions and how technology can improve patient outcomes. The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. More and more patients need hospital care, whether it’s in an accident and emergency department, seeking cancer treatment, or for planned routine operations, the…


No cash, no staff: how can the NHS afford to digitise?

Tackling the real questions from NHS finance leads, IMS MAXIMS Leesa Ewing provides a commercial director’s honest reflections on recurring hurdles Ongoing news of an NHS ‘cash flow crisis’ has continued to appear in the media in recent weeks, despite new funding pledges from the government in November’s budget. Arguably a bold move from Number…


Completing the patient record for mental health services

Dr Gabriel Ma, clinical lead at BridgeHead Software and a former NHS psychiatry doctor  The economic and social cost of mental illnesses to the economy is estimated at £105 billion a year – roughly the cost of the entire NHS. When you consider that patients with a severe and prolonged mental illness are almost twice as likely to…


Why data migration matters

 Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has just gone live with a Cerner Millennium electronic patient record in a joint deployment with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Data migration was a key part of the project, and one that other organisations can learn from, says chief information officer Cindy Fedell. Data migration is a…

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