Cloud computing for HIV services. How can it help you increase “communication” with peers in your HIV network?

What is the cloud? You are probably using cloud computing already. When you watch a TV show or film “on demand”, you are using “the cloud”. The film is stored in “the cloud” and you watch it over the internet; it isn’t downloaded to your TV or set up box. Cloud computing is similar. Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services — servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and much more, over the Internet (“the cloud”) or, in the case of Idox Health, over the secure NHS N3 network.…

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Funding cuts. What 6PM are doing to help?

Reading the news last week and discovering that the NHS is set to ‘worsen’ due to necessary cost efficiencies of £22bn by 2020-21, concerns have been raised that these cuts will be made at service level; ultimately, resulting in a detrimental effect on patient care including bed cuts, treatment rations, reorganisation of services and potential closures in a vain attempt to improve patient care.…

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Exploiting mobile technology for stroke management

There are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year. That is more than one every five minutes. Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK after cancer, heart disease, causing almost 50,000 deaths. For every 1,000 patients who receive thrombolysis, a clot-busting treatment, 80 will live more independently - Stroke Association.…

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Why is high quality information important in the NHS?

Hospitals within the NHS are continuously searching for ways to improve quality of care and promote effective quality improvement strategies. Essential elements of a successful strategy include developing the right culture, attracting and retaining the right people, devising and updating the right in-house processes, and giving staff the right tools to do the job. However, all of these elements cannot be attained without having high quality information.…

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The consequences of missing medical equipment

When was the last time you were in a rush but got delayed because you just couldn't find your keys no matter where you looked? Imagine the pressure if it were a medical device instead of keys - vital for the treatment of a critical patient.…

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