The importance of managing media and politics in the NHS

04/12/17

The future success of the NHS depends on forward-thinking, innovative strategies. In which every available resource is used effectively, using more efficient, collaborative processes – and always with the objective of improving the quality of overall patient care.[…]

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Reduce reputational risk, with enterprise data management

24/11/17

Media coverage can be difficult to manage for any organisation, especially when news stories are topical. We've all seen the damage that negative press can do to a business, and the sensationalist approach of many journalists doesn't help. But when it comes to the NHS, this impact is magnified many times over. As a government institution, […]

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How the NHS can embrace digital transformation with minimal disruption

23/10/17

We are living in an increasingly tech-savvy society. People appreciate the benefits of technology; they know what it can do for them and it enriches their lives. As ever-greater numbers of devices enter our homes and workplaces, we're ever-more comfortable using them for a wide range of activities. We shop, bank, book holidays, watch our […]

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The patient data explosion - and how to manage it

19/10/17

Information shapes our lives. It's the lifeblood of business, and the fingerprint left by every individual in the developed world. By 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second, per person alive on our planet1. There will be over 6.1 billion smartphone users globally2, and more than 50 billion smart connected […]

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The Value of Data

21/09/17

The value of personal medical data is obvious to every patient and healthcare provider. It is the information that can chart everything from childhood height and weight through to drug prescription history, or even the spread of a disease through the body and subsequent recovery.[…]

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The Pressures of Global Regulatory Compliance

21/09/17

All life sciences businesses have to comply with stringent regulations. This isn’t surprising. Patients are right to demand that treatments should be safe and rigorously tested. From an industry perspective, looking beyond the possibility of reputational damage or fines, nobody wants to be responsible for a compliance failure that […]

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A Patient-facing Industry

19/09/17

In our previous blog, we talked about how the healthcare sector is undergoing profound change due to the rapid digital transformation of both patient experience and healthcare services and its resulting data. This goes far beyond speeding up information transfer – from a patient’s doctor to a hospital, for example – or improving hospital […]

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The Future of Healthcare

19/09/17

The healthcare sector is undergoing profound change that‘s leading to the adoption of new techniques and business models. It is change being driven by technology and, specifically, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) where these objects will routinely ‘talk’ and ‘share’ data.[…]

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Data Transparency and You

25/05/17

Why what you do with personal data has become a hot topic for every business and every individual. There is an abundance of data in the modern world that is growing at an exponential rate. In 1944, a study of stored information quaintly predicted that university libraries would double in size every 16 years. By 1980, a lecturer on mass […]

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The True Cost of Bad Data

22/05/17

In the healthcare sector, acting fast saves lives. Matthew Swindells is NHS England’s national director for operations and information, so it’s fair to assume he knows what he’s talking about. Speaking at the recent E-Health Week conference in London, he cut straight to the chase when he stated that, “Your predictive algorithm is worth […]

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