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Out with the old Clinicians in outpatients had been reliant on handwritten notes and using medical secretaries to type and edit letters. Letters could take up to 17 working days to reach patients. Budget constraints meant that recruiting more medical secretaries or using agency staff was not an option. An alternative method of quickly and […]

  The vision of a paperless ED The importance of complete, accurate and timely documentation to support the patient care journey cannot be understated but this should never be at the expense of the conversation and relationship between the clinician and patient. The intention has always been to introduce digital technologies such as the electronic […]


  With an ever-present pressure to increase efficiency and do ‘more with less’, senior staff in all areas of the NHS and the wider healthcare sector are searching for technological means do just that. A growing number are turning to cloud solutions, and are finding that such software not only allows for more efficient and […]


  The new NHS data security requirements The ‘2017/18 Data Security and Protection Requirements’ set out what is expected of NHS organisations and those working with the NHS, in meeting the ten data security standards established. This document breaks the requirements down into three key areas: people, processes and technology. Included within the latter is […]

Case study describing how clinical speech recognition supports mobile health workforce in community and mental health

  Enhancing mobile working Recently Worcester used GDE  funding to equip its healthcare workforce with clinical speech recognition to support remote working, reduce clinical documentation workload, eliminate the backlog of reporting associated with detailed patient records and replace legacy, slow analogue dictation workflows with the goal of freeing up healthcare workers to focus on patient […]

gdpr in healthcare

As the custodian of millions of electronic patient records and other patient data, data protection and confidentiality in the NHS is of prime importance. With data protection laws about to change with the introduction of GDPR, time is running out to make sure that your practice is compliant. The information Governance Alliance has created a […]

The NHS phased transition to SNOMED CT began earlier this month, marking the beginning of a new coding regime, which will facilitate the seamless exchange of coded documents. A standardised vocabulary of clinical terminology intended to be used in Electronic Patient Records (EPR), SNOMED CT contains in excess of 300,000 medical terms that can then […]

With growing numbers of patients, and the increasing need for all patient records to be stored and accessed electronically, medical documentation is becoming a burden for many general practitioners and practice managers. Accurate, in-depth patient records can, of course, enhance the level of care given to a patient. But with increased amounts of time being […]

The NHS Five Year Forward View (5yfv) has given the health service a framework for improving and modernising itself. To quote from the report itself, it has, “set out a clear direction for the NHS – showing why change is needed and what it will look like.” ‘Harnessing technology and innovation’ meanwhile is one of […]

  1. AI in speech recognition. AI is a very broadly used term and there are very many definitions but, simply put, it is the use of computing power to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence. Dragon Medical Practice Edition is clever, powerful software that adapts to you and your environment. Using your voice […]