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Population health: a proactive strike on the age of NHS pressure

Posted on 23-Jun-2018 07:57:59

Traditional primary care services are reactive. A patient feels ill or experiences symptoms that cause them to visit their GP. During the patient consultation, the GP may make a diagnosis, request tests or refer to a specialist. We accept this approach to healthcare, but with the pressures facing the NHS, we should be looking for alternatives.

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Why shared patient records underpin the new Scottish GMS contract

Posted on 19-Jun-2018 15:36:45

The new models of care in Scotland introduce collaborative care and multidisciplinary teams. A more extensive range of healthcare professionals will assess and treat patients. For safe and effective care, the whole team must use one set of electronic medical records.

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83 Welsh GP practices choose to move from EMIS Web to Vision

Posted on 12-Jun-2018 13:18:35

During a recent planned procurement review, 83 GP practices in Wales have chosen to move from EMIS Web to Vision. This extensive system migration will increase Vision's Welsh market share to 73.3 per cent.

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GDPR, patient medical record retention and the right to erasure

Posted on 11-Jun-2018 16:44:30

The GDPR includes a right for an individual to have personal data erased. How does the new legislation sit alongside NHS data retention guidelines for general practice?

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Reimagining general practice. A quick start technology guide.

Posted on 08-Jun-2018 11:30:51

We're heading towards a perfect storm. We're living longer, which means more of us live with at least one long-term condition. We're putting more demand on NHS services, but the NHS is under increasing pressure, and there is a shortage of GPs. The situation is not sustainable. Something has to change, and we must reimagine general practice.

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GDPR explained: patient consent and the healthcare context

Posted on 05-Jun-2018 14:59:08

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. It offers protection and transparency around how organisations use personal data. How does this work within the context of healthcare? Do you need patient consent before you share medical records?

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Use Vision Anywhere during all patient consultations, everywhere

Posted on 18-May-2018 13:46:51

This summer we'll celebrate Vision Anywhere's third birthday. It started out as a groundbreaking solution for mobile access to patient records. For the first time, GPs could work with patient records on their phone or tablet during home visits.

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Find. Intervene. Analyse. See the sense of population health

Posted on 16-May-2018 08:59:15

Population health is the science of improving healthcare at scale. It's how towns, cities, and CCGs or health boards manage their patients' health at a macro level. As well as improving outcomes, it can help service providers to make better use of resources.

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Afraid of GDPR? Where can GP practices get help on the new law?

Posted on 10-May-2018 10:46:08

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May. It has significant changes to the Data Protection Act it replaces.

GP practices handle some of the most sensitive personal data. Your patients expect you to look after their medical information. The new legislation is complicated, so we're not able to offer you legal advice on GDPR. To save you time, here's a list of relevant resources that will help you understand the changes.

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The magic of machine learning and quicker patient consultations

Posted on 25-Apr-2018 12:57:26

We live in the information age, where digital data rules our lives. There's no doubt that computerisation and electronic records have transformed healthcare services. But there is a downside. Capturing the data during consultations creates a barrier between doctors and their patients. At Vision, we're using machine learning to transform healthcare software. We want doctors to interact with their patients, not their computers.

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