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Building integrated healthcare during Covid-19

It has been widely documented that Covid-19 has accelerated integrated care across the NHS. Here’s an interesting article from The Northern Care Alliance demonstrating that an integrated infrastructure for service design and...

interoperability in healthcare

What is interoperability in healthcare?

A recent report from the US highlighted the importance of interoperability in managing the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst it is widely accepted that interoperability is key to the successful delivery of healthcare, it...

Digital Transformation in the NHS

Digital Transformation in the NHS Webinar: ReStart’s View

On 1st July, Jon Hoeksma from Digital Health chaired a thought-provoking webinar on Digital Transformation in the NHS. The subject of the discussion was the National Audit Office’s (NAO) ground-breaking assessment of...

upgrade integration engine

Ten signs that you need to upgrade your integration engine

For want of a better phrase, an integration engine is the backbone of your organisation; critical healthcare decisions and patient outcomes rely on the information transferred by it. With the world of...

technical consultancy in healthcare

What makes technical consultancy critical for interoperability in healthcare?

There are many different types of consultants, often specialising in a particular business area or specific industry sector. The most common and well-known category of consultancy within healthcare is management consultancy. However,...

infection control at Bedford hospital

Improving infection control by minimising paper in hospitals

Digital transformation and data driven collaboration has risen to the top of the NHS agenda during the Covid-19 pandemic. Day to day challenges, such as minimising the use of paper documents as...

shared care records

Are shared care records just a pipe dream?

With the introduction of LHCREs (Local Health and Care Record Exemplars) in 2018, there was a sense the NHS was finally on course to overcome long time challenges to sharing health records....

customer satisfaction survey

Customer satisfaction survey results September 2020

As an interoperability partner for health and care organisations, it is critical we do an outstanding job. Our customers, and the data we help them share, protect and view, is our number...

interoperability improves delayed discharges

How interoperability improves delayed discharges in healthcare

The latest NHS statistics (February 2020) show that there were 155,700 total delayed days of which 103,000 were in acute care. This is equivalent to an average of 5,370 patients. A delayed...

A new brand that echoes the service and support we deliver

The NHS is promoting even greater sharing of data to help manage the ongoing pandemic and backlog of everyday patient care. It is more important than ever that health and care organisations...

Business continuity in healthcare

Business continuity in healthcare – how to protect your data

Business continuity is essential for all organisations, in any industry. However, in healthcare business continuity arguably has a much higher level of urgency given that life and death decisions could be involved...