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Q&A: How mobile technology is succeeding pagers in care homes

Following the announcement from health secretary Matt Hancock that pagers are to be banned from the NHS by 2021, Ian Bolland caught up with Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, which provides mobile communication solutions in a care home environment. They discuss the challenges when using technology in hospital and care home…

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Pagers: Is banning more NHS tech really the right thing to do?

Joost Bruggeman, a former doctor and surgeon and co-founder of Siilo, discusses why an outright ban of pagers is problematic for the NHS – discussing aspects such as funding and a plan of action.  However good it looks spread across the centre-fold of the Sunday Telegraph, banning more stalwart NHS technology – without a plan, general guidance or…

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To fax, or not to fax? The technology row enveloping the NHS

In the debate surrounding the NHS’s outmoded telecommunication methods, it seems that the majority of individuals support giving the boot to the service’s fax machines – all 8,209 of them – than preserving them for posterity’s sake. Speaking to the National Health Executive, Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert denounced ‘paper-based systems’ as ‘unwieldy and difficult…

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NHS spending millions on out-dated pagers

The NHS is spending millions of pounds on out-dated, limited and inefficient pagers every year, according to a new report by digital solutions company, CommonTime. The report, Pagers in the NHS: The Cost of Ageing Comms Channels in Healthcare, looks at how prominent the usage of pagers is by the NHS. The report reveals that the…

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has installed Hospedia’s ExtraMed Mobile Medic solution to manage patient care and improve clinical response
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NHS Foundation Trust packs up pagers, paper and traditional phones

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has installed Hospedia’s ExtraMed Mobile Medic solution to manage patient care and improve clinical response times The ExtraMed Mobile Medic solution has replaced traditional phone, pager and paper-based systems at the hospital with an integrated solution that Hospedia said is making it easy for staff to share information in…

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