This time last week reports were coming in of a major cyber-attack on the NHS. Nearly all GP practices using Vision were unaffected due to established security measures.
I now have a Vision Anywhere tablet and licence. I sorta mucked that up slightly by registering it on my own Microsoft Surface but have found the licence manager that lets me fix that.
Amazing to see Vision Anywhere just working on any tablet – no complex VPNs, multiple passwords or selling your granny to get access – it just works. I have only played around briefly but it seems to be fast enough, the user interface is lovely and I still dream of Star Trek (showing my age there) style tablet consulting. No big monolithic box on the desk between me and the patient, no more ‘triadic’ consulting where the PC is the omnipresent oracle beyond the understanding of mere mortals to which we must defer in all matters of life, death and sick-lines.
The Vision team is getting ready to exhibit at UK eHealth week in London. Returning to Olympia for its third successful year in a row, Vision will be on hand to showcase our exciting latest developments. You can find us at stand 252.
Patient record sharing by GPs hitting the front pages of the broadsheets would normally be a phenomenon. But on Saturday the Telegraph reported a 'truly devastating' security breach for over 26 million patients whose medical records are stored in the TPP SystmOne patient record system. Sky News also covered the story.
Vision combines interoperability with local sharing agreements to ensure patient records are shared safely and securely.
A recent update to Vision helps GP practices to make more appointments available to patients, and increases the potential to save time and money with SMS text messaging.
Text messaging is an increasingly popular way to remind patients about their appointments and to send call/recall invitations. It is a fast and effective way to communicate with your patients. Now your patients can reply and send text messages straight into Vision for a fraction of the cost of similar solutions.
Did you know that Vision Anywhere and the new Vision Appointments app are available centrally funded in England on GPSoC? Both are on the Tracking Database for CCGs to place orders for their practices.
We have regular and frequent contact with many people at NHS Digital but busy diaries mean there isn't much time for them to actually see Vision. So last Thursday we visited their headquarters in Leeds to host a drop-in Vision day, giving everyone at NHS Digital an opportunity to see how innovation and interoperability are integral to the new Vision solutions.