Building Better Healthcare


Technology-enabled care services ‘critical to delivering life-changing support’

New paper identifies key benefits of implementing technology to integrate care services, current barriers to deployment, and recommendations


Work completes on One Penny Lane medical facility

Iconic building transformed into new facility for Spire Hospital Liverpool

Comment: The boardroom paper chase

Alistair Esam of eShare explains how NHS trusts must put paper-based systems behind them and switch to digital solutions to enhance boardroom decision-making

Information Technology

Dementia garden opens at Devon hospital

Therapeutic area will help patients relax and aid staff with assessments

Design and Build

Hospitals could save £1,000 on utility bills under new scheme

Business Energy Consultants offers guarantee to hospitals to provide them with cheaper utility bills

Design and Build | Finance

Comment: Open source needs to be approached with caution

Former nurse Andy Clegg from Orion Health explains why open source is positive move for healthcare

Information Technology

Trio of innovative medical devices subject of new NICE briefings

Echocardiographic monitoring device, air filtering system, and a patch for repairing hernias covered in new Medtech Innovation Briefings

Regulatory | Medical Devices

Comment: Opening up

Shane Tickle of IMS MAXIMS reflects on the company’s journey towards going open source

Information Technology

NHS launches upgraded IT backbone Spine, powered by Riak

System provides electronic backbone for all NHS services

Information Technology

Case study: Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust migrates from Windows XP to Windows 7 using virtualisation

Exploring how Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust used virtualisation technology to complete its migration from Windows XP

Information Technology

Virtual ward helps frail, elderly patients

Pilot project shows reduction in hospital admissions through multi-disciplinary working

Information Technology

Comment: NHS trusts woefully unprepared for wearables

Ennio Carboni of Ipswitch discusses how NHS trusts need to implement 'wear your own device' policies in an effort to enhance patient care

Information Technology