£1.5bn of NHS savings the government must not miss

£1.5bn of NHS savings the government must not miss

Promises of a paperless NHS may have been a bold move from Jeremy Hunt, but an approach in Surrey could still save hundreds of millions if scaled up across the health service.  England-wide adoption needs full backing from the new Conservative government if real money...
Apira’s Geoff Broome @ EHI Live 2014

Apira’s Geoff Broome @ EHI Live 2014

Geoff Broome, Founder and Director of Apira discusses and argues that there is no magic wand solution to increase healthcare technology adoption and that leadership and engagement are the only way...
The changing role of IT in the NHS

The changing role of IT in the NHS

“We only put the boxes on the desk and the cables in the wall!” If I had a penny for every time an IT Manager said that to me, then I would have 76p! But seriously, the days are gone when IT “just” puts boxes on desks and cables in walls. Yes, I know that putting...
The end of the National Programme: when to decide

The end of the National Programme: when to decide

The National Programme is dead; it is an ex-National Programme; it is no more. Exaggeration? Well maybe a little. Some of it is alive and healthy: RiO deployments and upgrades are still expected for Release 2 in over 60 Trusts across London and the South; N3 is...
IT and Patient Care

IT and Patient Care

Can NHS IT impact on patient care? Unfortunately, there are a few examples where an IT “disaster” such as a network outage or a virus outbreak have adversely impacted patient care – cancelled appointments, closed theatres, sending some patients to neighbouring Trusts....

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