Artificial Intelligence and the possibilities of billions saved in health and social care
2050. It seems like a long way off but like the impending storm that is Brexit, it will be here sooner than we know. Experts in the sector believe that this will be a key year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) as this is the year that experts predict AI will be able to perform any intellectual task a human can perform.
Brentwood Borough Council’s Journey to the Cloud
Brentwood’s “Phases of Modern” project aims to transform desktop and business systems and make them fit for purpose for the modern workplace. The project originally went to committee in 2015 and involved a relatively minor uptake of Cloud technology for Disaster Recovery (DR) purposes.
At the time, Brentwood needed to replace a shelf in their ageing Storage Area Network (SAN). Three options were considered:
- do nothing and sweat the asset
- buy a replacement or
- do something different.
Cyber Essentials: What is it and why it is an essential stamp?
Without the essentials in life, we are like a wall without foundations, shaky and uncertain, prone to falling over. With nearly a million Malware threats per day, cyber-security is an essential requirement for any organisation and cannot be an afterthought. Without the basics, you will be left vulnerable.
Royal Wolverhampton Trust ECLIPSE project shortlisted for two national awards
It is with great pleasure that we are pleased to announce that we have been nominated for two awards at this year’s HTN Awards. Alongside The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, we have been nominated for the Impact of the year and User-lead innovation awards. Two awards that demonstrate our commitment to health and social care, creating solutions that make a difference.
Delayed Transfers of Care - where are we now?
Much like the fabled, Green Paper for Social Care, Delayed Transfers of Care seem to have been forgotten about. Only to be heard of in passing and used alongside much bigger stories but what should we take from this? Should we assume now that the problems have subsided and are under control? Should we take this as the delays have reduced and no longer cost the NHS nearly a billion a year? Or do we take it that other concerns have overshadowed those associated with Delayed Transfers of Care?
Will NHSx make a difference?
Sounding like an extra from the next Terminator film, the new NHS Unit (NHSx) has been tasked with, ‘Driving forward the digital transformation of health and social care’. A noble cause and one that we applaud. Fax machines belong in a museum and not within the confines of a modern healthcare organisation, especially one that deals with an average of a million patients every 36 hours.
SEND figures have increased for the third consecutive year in a row
For the third consecutive year running, the number of pupils with special education needs (SEND) has increased, moving from 14.6% to 14.9% at the start of this year. This headline figure has been garnered from the Department of Education and shows that more than 1.3 million pupils are now classed as having Special Education Needs.
Could instant messaging transform the school application experience on National Offer Day?
Over the past ten years I have seen technology grow at an astounding rate and I’m always interested in how we can apply this to improve the lives of Children and Families.
Tomorrow is National Offer Day, a day in which parents around the country receive the news they were looking for or dreading.
Bi-Borough councils improve SEN systems infrastructure
Bi-Borough councils, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council are to improve IT systems infrastructure across the SEN service to deliver better digital care. The authorities have awarded OLM a contract to replace existing systems with the implementation of next-generation case management system, ECLIPSE, to support the SEN (special education needs) service and integrated case recording.