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Why updated software remains critical to the NHS

Chris Mountford, account director and head of public sector at Stone Group, discusses the importances of keeping NHS IT systems up to date. In the modern day, it would be hard to find a bank or accountancy firm that was running an outdated Operating System (OS). This is because businesses holding sensitive data need to…

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The power of the digital community in diabetes management

Harriet Smith, registered dietitian & health writer, explains how digital connectivity with people in a similar position can help diabetes patients. The World Health Organisation estimates that over 382 million people worldwide (including over four million people in the UK) have diabetes. Dealing with a new diagnosis of diabetes can feel scary and isolating, and…

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Joined Up Health and Care 2019: Doing what hasn’t been done before

The annual InterSystems Joined Up Health and Care conference heard from pioneers and idea leaders. From a world-famous mountaineer to a sustainability and transformation partnership, delegates were infused with inspiration for their digital journeys. Digital transformation in the NHS can at times feel like climbing a mountain; at first it seems impossible to reach the…

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The rise of the connected patient

Jamie Clifton, head of innovation and research at BridgeHead Software, looks at the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and how hospitals can look to manage the data generated by the ‘connected patient.’ The last two decades have resulted in many healthcare advancements that have not only increased medical care standards, but also improved overall…

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Tech players warns health services about using outdated IT

Digital health technology companies have sounded warnings about using outdated computer systems after Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said it takes 17 minutes for her computer to load. It came to light after her conversation with health and social care secretary Matt Hancock was played aloud to delegates at the Royal College of GP’s conference in Liverpool….

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