Why the NHS needs to focus on more than just new technology.

By Glenn Carmichael, Principal Consultant, Business Transformation, BT Advise.

New technology is only part of overcoming the challenges faced by the NHS. Here’s why you need a solid plan for how your digital transformation will work. [Read more…]

Chris Lindsay

Information in the NHS — why it’s good to share.

By Chris Lindsay, Head of Marketing, Global Government and Health.

A patient’s journey through the healthcare system can be difficult to keep track of. People might visit a family GP regularly and get to know them. But when they go to the hospital they’ll head to the department they need — dealing with unfamiliar staff who know little about them. While this does cause issues, it’s nothing that can’t be solved by giving clinicians the ability to share information easily and effectively.

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Chris Lindsay

Giving technology the personal touch.

By Chris Lindsay, Head of Marketing, Global Government and Health.

Technology alone can’t change the NHS for the better; it relies on the people who use it —nurses, doctors, managers and administrators — to make a difference. With the right tools, both NHS staff and patients can transform and improve healthcare in the UK. [Read more…]

Ian Dalton, BT.

Why technology is only one piece of the NHS puzzle.

By Ian Dalton, President, Global Government and Health.

The NHS is facing the challenge of finding £22 billion of efficiency savings without affecting the quality of care it delivers to patients. And this has to be done while an ageing population puts extra demands on the time and resources of clinicians.

Current ways of working are struggling to deliver results. But by taking the needs of both staff and patients into account, perhaps technology holds some of the answers.

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Andrew Haldenby

Cameron’s vision for a smarter state.

By Andrew Haldenby, Director of the independent think tank Reform.

David Cameron made his first speech on public services in this Parliament in early September, setting out his principles for delivering a smarter state — reform, devolution and efficiency.

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