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Dr-Jonathan-Bloor

Is the NHS heading for EPR-related burnout?

3 October 2018

The mainstream US medical literature is full of articles about physician burnout. Much of this is attributed not to workload, but to the burden created by the use of electronic patient records (EPRs).

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What difference is ‘digital’ making to your health and care?

11 September 2018

New technology is already changing the way care services are looking after the people of Greater Manchester.

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Calling time-out on WhatsApp: The need for secure and integrated clinical messaging service

15 June 2018

While the widespread use of WhatsApp in the NHS shows that clinicians see value in technology, Dr Jonathon Bloor thinks the health service needs secure messaging platforms that are part of clinical workflow tool and integrated with EPRs to deliver benefits across whole health economies.

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Not going with the flow: Why we need to redesign clinical flow around patient needs using real-time information

6 June 2018

Take any successful manufacturing company, engineering firm or airport operator, they will have got their business and operational flow completely sussed. They will be using technology to give them visibility of what is happening at any stage in their business, and will use those insights to support real-time interventions and decision-making. Why isn’t this happening yet in health?

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The cloud: a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in healthcare

9 April 2018

The 22 January 2018 was a quietly defining moment for digital healthcare: NHS Digital released long-awaited guidance on the use of public cloud services for NHS and social care data. Dr Jon Shaw considers exactly what this means for digital healthcare.

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Transforming services across STPs and ACOs for true population health

30 January 2018

Momentum is fast building behind the use of digital technology to integrate care across whole populations and health economies – from direct care to research, care planning and provision.

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Secure and safe messaging in the UK health market

1 December 2017

Most clinicians, whether in the UK or US, will tell you about the benefits of using instant messaging to coordinate care and self-organise as a team.

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What’s up with communication in healthcare?

14 November 2017

High profile unauthorised data sharing can set us back years. We must all rise to the challenge of giving clinicians the tools they need to share information securely across whole ACSs, writes Jonathan Bloor.

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Our people - Markus Bolton

Rising to the challenge of digital excellence

14 November 2017

At last – a national IT programme which is built on local collaboration between suppliers and the NHS, is open and accountable, and paves the way for full-scale transformation, writes Markus Bolton.

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Next generation shared care records

14 November 2017

The next generation of record sharing is underway, with cross-community care planning and team collaboration reducing pressure on acute services, writes Markus Bolton.

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