I have hazy memories of going to see the family doctor as a child. I remember busy waiting rooms, the scent of hygiene, and secretive brown paper sleeves hiding the details of previous visits. After decades of computerisation, electronic records now replace the paper notes. But, is the clandestine sense of possession still there?
Cegedim, an innovative technology and services company, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Steve Bradley as Group Managing Director for its UK companies. Cegedim's UK brands include Vision, BlueBay Medical, Cegedim Rx, Healthi, RESIP and THIN. Steve's appointment coincides with Max Brighton's retirement from the business. Max was Vision's Chief Executive Officer for the past seventeen years. These changes take immediate effect.
We recently asked you about your most significant work challenges. What are they and how can Vision make your working life easier?
Over 22% of the UK population has at least one long-term condition. That's more than 15 million people with conditions that have no cure. Managing these patients' chronic diseases for the rest of their lives will be expensive. There's a human cost too. How does living with one or more long-term condition impact a patient's quality of life?
General Practice is changing. Official figures show that GP numbers are decreasing, but at the same time workload is increasing. We don't have a magic wand to make these conflicting pressures disappear. However, modern healthcare software can support General Practice as it adapts to new ways of working that depend upon collaboration and using information to improve the nation's health.
Anticoagulants help prevent blood clots, reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Warfarin is the most widely prescribed anticoagulant in the UK. Carefully monitoring each patient's dose of warfarin is essential. This can be time-consuming, even for practices with a small number of patients taking anticoagulants.
It's that time of year when we look back and evaluate. What have we achieved? What did we do well? What can we do better? With this in mind, we're going to improve how we communicate with you. We're going to send you fewer emails. We'll personalise our communications and make sure they're relevant to you.
Maintaining trust in how we store and process patient data is crucial to the relationships between Vision, healthcare service providers, and patients. Do you have questions about GDPR and medical records? We've cut through the legal jargon to answer your frequently asked questions.