Category Archives: NHS IT

What can be done to help rocket boost MedTech into everyday healthcare?

Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy  Despite MedTech being central to the future of healthcare, digital implementation often struggles to get into the top 3 priorities of stakeholders who have to contend … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Shift: People want to access MedTech at home

Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy  One of the most important paradigms in healthcare is the fundamental shift in the doctor-patient axis. The old fashioned paternalistic doctor-patient relationship, where the doctor held … Continue reading

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2016: The Year for UK Medical Technology (MedTech)

Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy  Technology is everywhere. Your mobile phone is probably close at hand ready to break down the physical barriers of bricks and mortar. Technology rapidly advances in … Continue reading

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2020health calls for care.data to be postponed and replaced by an opt-in system

We had a huge amount of interest in our fringe event held on Tuesday at the Conservative Party Conference on privacy and electronic health records. We are vocal advocates of electronic health records (EHR) and the potential for technology to … Continue reading

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We mustn’t repeat the mistakes of the past: simply focus on electronic Personal Health Records

Comment Release time: 00.01hrs Weds 16th 2013 JEREMY HUNT CHALLENGES NHS TO GO PAPERLESS BY 2018 Responding to the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that he wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018, Julia Manning, CEO of … Continue reading

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Message to the SoS: Personal Health Records not a paperless NHS needs to be the focus

By 7.30am this morning various doctors had already taken to the twitter airways bemoaning the latest health headline: Jeremy Hunt wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018. We will all know why – echoes of the National Programme for … Continue reading

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Is open source the way forward for patient record systems?

A final review of the National Programme for IT by the Cabinet Office’s Major Projects Authority has finally put an end to centralised commissioning of electronic health records. Instead local NHS trusts will now be able to commission their own IT systems … Continue reading

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