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Sharing a “desk” with new “co-workers” proved challenging for some during lockdown

We’re now into week 25 of the local lockdown. For some of us that has meant not commuting, not being able to listen to coffee chat and no dressing up like the turkey from Christmas to aid said coffee chat. Connection to the internet is all you need… Tim Berners-Lee…


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Over the past few months, the NHS has responded to one of the most challenging health emergencies in recent history. COVID-19 has required many organisations to implement a range of emergency, urgent or temporary changes to services. Within Northern Ireland, hospitals had changed dramatically overnight. During the first Saturday of…


Note: This was originally published on another medium account in March 2018…

The Context.

Modern healthcare is very data intensive. Nearly every transaction within healthcare gets recorded. If it doesn’t at present, then you can guarantee someone will ask for it to be. The data upload starts a few weeks post conception…


There is an incredible amount of interest in open source (OS) solutions for healthcare none more so than in the NHS. NHS England has even developed a programme to increase awareness of its potential and uses the word ‘ freedom’ in all four principles it sees as the way we…


Many others (long before me) think our health service [1] going forward needs to start looking at all sectors of society to start managing long term conditions like Diabetes, COPD, Stroke, Isolation among others with the needs of an ageing society. [2] The general idea is that we are able to sit around a table and have an open and honest discussion about how we can improve the ‘transactions’ of our health service’. In doing so giving opportunities for others outside of it (from social housing to those doing befriending services) to interact better, faster and in a more simple fashion for us ‘citizens’ to keep well.[3]

As a project manager in the health service by day and web user/ developer by night I think of transactions constantly. For me transactions are just times where a decision needs made and executed to get to the next level or finish the process. …

Stephen

Advocate of #opendata - enjoy all sports that allow tackling and do the odd bit of coding http://www.stevanbarry.com. Work for @HSCBoard #icpchange Views my OWN!

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