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Identify older people living with moderate and severe frailty

Posted on 14-Aug-2018 09:18:00

Frailty is common in older age, and there are strong links between frailty and the risk of dying. Older people with frailty are weaker and more delicate. They can experience sudden and dramatic changes in their health when they have an illness or injury. Reducing the risk of falls can help people to live at home, in safety, for longer.

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Realising the link between big data and individual patient care

Posted on 04-Jul-2018 16:16:08

Yesterday, The Kings Fund hosted an online event about transforming healthcare at scale. The theme was to explore the advantages of a population level approach to healthcare:

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Enlighten your patients with diabetes information prescriptions

Posted on 29-Jun-2018 15:27:45

It costs the UK £8 billion a year to treat the preventable complications of diabetes. Over 4 million people are living with diabetes in the UK. Better self-management will make an enormous difference to a patient's well being.  If these patients can learn how to manage their illness better, they will reduce the strain on GP practices.

When you treat a patient with diabetes, you can issue them an 'information prescription'. 

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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 unwell 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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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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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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How rural Letham has improved access to healthcare services

Posted on 07-Mar-2018 16:16:51

Letham is a beautiful village in the heart of Angus, on the East coast of Scotland. It is a popular place to retire to, and almost 30% of the 3,100 people living there are over 66 years of age.

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5 important things you should know about Vision

Posted on 28-Feb-2018 13:06:50

Vision is in daily use to manage the health of more than 9.3 million people in the UK. It is much more than a GP system though. Vision is enabling many federated and interoperable shared care services too. Here are some more Vision related facts you might not be aware of: 

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