Empower Your Practice

Journal for Practice Managers

Telemedicine: Medesk Meet for Online Consultations

Medesk Meet is a fully integrated telemedicine solution that works alongside the Medesk practice management software platform.

The Telemedicine you have been waiting for

Free Video Consultations for All Medesk Users until 1st June

Integration with The Doctors Laboratory

All clinics working with both Medesk and TDL can send lab requests and receive results directly via our Lab module.

Prepayments and Deposits with Stripe

Stripe provides you with a convenient way to collect prepayments and deposits.

Stock Reporting in Medesk

Medesk has developed a convenient stock reporting module to help you control your consumables and other items.

Send Texts to Patients Directly from Medesk

Medesk has just integrated with some of the leading SMS providers in the UK, including Text Magic

Insights and Impressions of Health Plus Care 2018 part 2

Here’s part 2 of our summary of the main points to consider when you’re undergoing a digital health transformation in your clinic.

Industry news in brief

This month’s industry nibs include nominated trusts in the running for best global digital exemplar, major contract deals and how much NHS trusts are spending per day on PCs.

Monthly app and mobile round up

September app and mobile round up involves an app to help those with Tinnitus, a glucose reader that will help diabetics and an early warning device for pregnant women.

Cybersecurity news round-up

This month’s cybersecurity for health IT round-up covers the security risk of “brainjacking” ie brain implant hacking, the need for firmware updates after the Food and Drug Administration found potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with St. Jude Medical’s cardiac pacemakers and the reveal of SC Magazine’s 20 Women of Influence in cybersecurity in the UK.

Report reveals increased use of connected care technologies in UK

There has been an increase in the use of connected care technologies in UK healthcare in the last 12 months, according to a new report.

Health Foundation selects 10 digital technology projects for £1.5m programme

Ten projects will receive £75,000 each to use digital technology to improve delivery of healthcare services.

Industry news in brief

This month’s industry nibs include multi-million pound funds for health technologies and a trust going live with a new image sharing software.

Mental health IT systems frustrate staff and impact patients

Poor IT systems directly impact patient treatment and frustrate staff in mental health services, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The most notable digital health trends of 2017 so far

With healthcare and technology solutions continuing to merge, digital health is welcoming new innovations and partnerships at a quickening pace. But what have been the most notable digital health trends so far this year?

Healthcare IT news round-up

This months’ healthcare IT round-up includes various healthcare organisations entering into contracts with suppliers such as Avon Breast Screening renewing their partnership with imaging provider Insignia Medical Systems, Carestream supporting DMCI with a new cloud-based service and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust benefiting from its new IT self check-in kiosks.

1,700 cases of potential harm from undelivered medical mail

At least 1,700 cases of potential patient harm have been identified after a huge medical correspondence storage blunder, according to a new report by the NAO.

Trust Me, I’m A Doctor: Dealing With Data In The New Digital Health Age

The premise of the healthcare industry has been the same for most of its existence. You have a problem and the provider’s job is to find a solution - a remedy. It’s medicine that is only as good as the information doctors have available to them. The goal is to obtain a wider scope of information.

Cybersecurity news round-up

Healthcare has the highest volume of data breaches in the UK, a study of figures from the Information Commissioner’s Office has shown.

Digital health companies generate over £1bn turnover in 2016

“The digital health segment has a total of 427 companies the second highest of all segments in the life science industry. The segment employs 9,600 employees and has a total turnover of £1bn,” a new UK government report shows.

What we learned from 100+ digital health CEOs

Rockhealth brings together over 100 digital health CEOs for off-the-record discussions about building a healthcare technology company. Here are a few select quotes and consensuses that really struck a chord.

Mobile and app news in brief

This month’s news in brief includes a Manchester based company’s app to help children navigate hospitals, a technology to assist with handovers and a digital health company receiving a NICE endorsement.

The Fallout From a Global Cyberattack: ‘A Battle We’re Fighting Every Day’

Until computer security experts closely examine infected machines, they will not know the mechanism by which the malicious software got into the computers and then spread.

Millennials are shunning the NHS in favour of private GP appointments

Millennials are shunning the NHS in favour of private GP appointments. Young people would prefer to pay for a same-day service than wait weeks for an NHS consultation. A network of private clinics reported that 75 per cent of their patients are between 20 and 39 years old.

2017 Global healthcare outlook: Making progress against persistent challenges

Health systems share many similar care and cost challenges, however, how they choose to respond is largely influenced by the history, culture, economic and political environment in which the system operates.

Healthcare Analytics: The lessons that can be gleaned from around the world

Which organisations are leading the way and having the biggest impact on the health of the citizens they serve? David Bolton, Qlik’s Global Industry Solutions director, Public Sector & Healthcare, takes a look at different examples of healthcare tech initiatives from around the world.