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.
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.
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
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
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
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