Category: Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT

Escape fires

February 19, 2013

There is a huge amount of sense in the paper ‘Escape Fire: Lessons for the Future of Health Care’ by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Dr Don Berwick. If you haven’t read it I highly recommend downloading the whole paper here or watch the (slightly more dramatic) movie trailer. One

Healthcare IT, NHS

Instant Messaging From Your Hospital

February 12, 2013

We have been hammering the keyboards and furiously typing over the last month or two to get the DrDoctor system ITK accredited by CfH and we’re delighted to say that as of last week we are! So what is it then?  ITK is a set of standards to allow different

Healthcare IT, NHS

Healthcare as an ‘exemplar of interoperability’

February 4, 2013

We really like the rhetoric coming from the NHS Commissioning Board and the DoH these days. A lot of what is being said echoes our own thoughts when starting DrDoctor – work on interoperability and openness, then let the market provide great products. We’re focused on competing on user experience

Healthcare IT

NHS Hackday 2013 – Dementia Scrapbook

January 28, 2013

The whole of team DrDoctor were in Oxford for the NHS Hack Day this weekend (notice the slight misnomer!). We had a project we’d been wanting to work on for a while, which Rinesh pitched to the room. Paul from Step Up Software and Reynold from Oxford CC joined us

Healthcare IT


January 16, 2013

This is a picture of how healthcare development should be. Four small companies pooling talent to make something that none of them could manage on their own. Then open sourcing the result and letting others use it to make great things. I hope to see more of this over the

Healthcare IT

HANDI – Working together

September 19, 2012

The UK health market is in a unique and exciting stage right now. NPfIT will soon be a distant memory – one we should never forget – and trusts are finally able to procure as they choose. Simultaneously software is eating the world, and the enterprise market is changing. Platforms, libraries