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Four Pillars of Digital NHS

In many ways, the National Health Service (NHS) is a victim of its own success. Founded almost seventy years ago, many of the diseases that would have killed us then have been cured, and as a result our population has a higher proportion of older people than ever before. The healthcare needs of this growing population, combined with modern lifestyle...

Does your IT deliver Value for Money?

Does your IT deliver Value for Money?  What does this mean? How can you prove it?  Should you be taking a different approach?  Where should improvements be made? These are all very difficult questions to answer, so where do you begin? Value for Money can mean and be viewed as different things by different people, whether it’s consumables, luxury goods...

Digital NHS: Ensure Best Value Clinical Systems (PACS/EPR)

Digital advances in medical technology help save countless lives each year, yet it is estimated that they can add over £10bn/year to already overstretched NHS budgets. The NHS needs to balance cost reductions against maintaining existing front-line services and the ever-increasing demand for improved services. With digital healthcare delivering undeniable patient benefits, denying projects and investments is no longer a viable option, now there...

Getting it Right – IT Outsourcing

You have made the decision to outsource your IT services, it’s an immense task and your business is underpinned by IT, so it is vital that you get it right. As well as finding the ideal supplier, that offers the correct solution, there are many things that you need to do to ensure your journey doesn’t end in disaster. Along...

Stick or Twist? The IT Contract Renewal Dilemma

Picture this... You’re sat at your desk, the paperwork is piling high, the phone is ringing off the hook and you’re trying to get through the 500 unopened emails in your inbox. Sound familiar? You flag the important emails to action later, you’re deleting all the irrelevant ones, and the “we can make you £5m in 1 hour” type emails…...

Metrics-Driven Analysis, Modelling and Benchmarking of IT

NHS IT budgets are under continuing pressure Where to cut back while minimising business impact? What services can be delivered with reduced budgets? At what service levels? How can metrics analysis and virtual modelling help? The "Scalpel" Approach to IT Optimisation and Transformation A modelling Methodology Rooted in Facts to Support Decision Making NHS IT is experiencing a revival of...