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Tech frustrations of a NHS surgeon – guest blog

[This week's blog is from a surgeon working in the NHS who has kindly agreed to share (vent?) his technology frustrations.] A little bit of back ground first. I am a 32 year old, born in the era before the … Continue reading

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App regulation one week on: MHRA, MDD and NHS in the spotlight

So it’s been a week since we published our document Regulation of health apps: a practical guide alongside the news that the Mersey Burns app has been released – the first app manufactured and CE marked as a Class I … Continue reading

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Digital Healthcare 2012 – where’s your ID?

As we start the new year, there’s been no shortage of predictions across the tech press of themes to watch in 2012. TechCrunch’s 6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012 is perhaps the most relevant for our readership, and … Continue reading

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d4 survey presentation at The King’s Fund

We are presenting the results from our survey on mobile phone usage by health care professionals in the UK today at The King’s Fund.  It’s part of the Mobile Healthcare Industry Review 2010, an event we’re glad to be headlining. … Continue reading

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New data show mobile devices increase productivity in everyday clinical practice and support patient care

UK charity calls on health professionals to collaborate and drive down costs for professional use of mobile technology 14 December 2010, London – New data will be presented this afternoon at The King’s Fund that shows mobile technology is an … Continue reading

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The future of NHS email on mobile phones: Apple, BlackBerry or some other flavour?

d4 were fortunate to have a face to face meeting this week with NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH), part of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate. Their role is “to maintain and develop the NHS national IT infrastructure”. We … Continue reading

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Inefficient communication: a £1BN+ problem for NHS hospitals in England

We are currently compiling an evidence centre for the devices4 website which will provide links to various information resources that support the devices4 mission: to improve patient care by placing modern technology in the hands of health care professionals. In … Continue reading

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Policy and economics: Two obstacles to greater mobile phone use by health care professionals

The recent change in guidance issued to NHS Trusts by the Department of Health has added further legitimacy to the use of mobile phones by health care professionals (HCPs). For more information, please see Using mobile phones in UK hospitals: what … Continue reading

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NHS England Twitter accounts: an ‘authentic’ map?

devices4 are currently promoting a survey on mobile phone usage by health care professionals in the UK. One of the channels we’re using is social media – predominantly via the devices4 Facebook page and via the devices4 Twitter account.  As … Continue reading

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Using mobile phones in UK hospitals: what are the rules and is it safe?

Until recently, a blanket ban on mobile phones in hospitals applied across the UK. The rationale was primarily due to concerns about potential interference with medical equipment, although the evidence for this has always been limited. Mobile phones less risky … Continue reading

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