Hospitals are a fast paced, people centred workplace that requires up-to-date information instantly. With the use of mobile technology facilitating this demand, Health Business looks at the charging and storage capacities that hospitals must contend with.

As mHealth evolves and the sector adapts to its benefits, there are a number of ways that it could help address and alleviate the pressures the NHS is currently finding so difficult to deal with. Health Business’ Ben Plummer explores the possibilities.

The digital NHS

In light of Baroness Martha Lane-Fox’s recommendations on more digital inclusion across the NHS, Gareth Baxendale, chartered fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, discusses the scope for greater application of digital services.

Health Business discusses the vision for technology across the NHS.

Following Jeremy Hunt’s challenge to the NHS to make better use of technology at the NHS Innovation Expo, Health Business discusses the vision for technology across the NHS.

Julia Ball, assistant director of nursing at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust reflects on some anxieties around implementing IT systems for busy hospital staff but insists there are ways to overcome them

Why is information governance often seen as an obstacle – and can perceptions be changed? David Willis, head of information governance at Wrightington Hospital shares his thoughts

GS1 standards were mandated for use in NHS hospitals by the eProcurement Strategy. So what is the actual purpose of them, and what is their wider role in improving healthcare delivery? Alaster Purchase, chief operating officer for GS1 UK explains

Clinical error continues to contribute to major patient safety incidents that could easily be avoided. GS1 UK’s Chris Doyle explains how using supermarket checkout technology helps promote safety

74 NHS Trusts have received funding to invest in technologies such as digital pens, tablets and clinical software to help nurses and midwives develop modern practices and work more efficiently

The move toward full disclosure of clinical data has been hit by obstacles in the past. Luke Readman of BCS Health talks about how investing in data infrastructure will benefit patients

Treating end-of-life ICT assets as waste is misguided, says Steve Mellings of the Asset DIsposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA), who outlines an approach that may serve hospitals better

Dr Ian Jackson, chief clinical information officer at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust considers some of the issues a hospital might face when going ‘paperless’ and
 sharing patient records across Primary and Secondary Care boundaries

The NHS has at its disposal vast amounts of data that could help improve its services. But first it needs to get over its fear of sharing it, writes Dr. Justin Whatling, Chair of BCS Health

In January 2013, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt set out an ambition for the NHS to be ‘paperless’ by 2018. Andrew Hartshorn, Chair of the Health & Social Care Council at techUK – formally Intellect – examines what this means, what has already been achieved, and what hurdles remain in the way

Can a paperless NHS by 2018 become an achievable reality or remain a vision?
Matt Tee, chief operating officer at NHS Confederation investigates

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