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Can technology help the NHS cut the costs of clinical errors?

Rob Wake, country manager, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer Health, writes about how Clinical Decision Support (CDS) technology can help the NHS boost efficiency and reduce unnecessary tests. In 2014, the NHS in England published a report in which it predicted there would be a £30 billion mismatch between resources and patient needs by 2020/21. In…

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Event: UK Health Show 2018

The UK Health Show, now in its third year and set to attract over 5000 professionals, is the UK’s leading show connecting senior healthcare decision makers, managers, influencers and buyers from across the NHS and the entire UK health sector. This includes NHS Trusts, CCGs, national NHS bodies, local authorities, independent healthcare providers, central Government,…

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New cyber-threat to healthcare identified

Almost a year after the devastating WannaCry attack badly affected NHS organisations, a new threat to healthcare has been identified by software company Symantec. Symantec states that an attack group dubbed Orangeworm is deploying Kwampirs malware in a targeted campaign against the healthcare sector and related industries. Kwampirs is a backdoor Trojan that provides attackers…

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Hacking Healthcare: Protecting patients’ privacy

Hospitals and healthcare providers are under increasing attack from cyber criminals looking to extract valuable medical records. Jesper Johansson, CISO at Yubico looks at what they should do to keep the hackers out.  Medical records are now more sought after by hackers than financial data. According to The Independent, patient information can be worth ten…

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Digitising continuing healthcare from hospital to home

Digitising paper and automating the workflow around the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Assessment process promises to help reduce Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC); improve the quality and reliability of patient service; and, drive-up productivity. An efficient, transparent and reliable approach to assessments will be fundamental to NHS England saving a forecasted £850 million from CHC spend…

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