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Nuance announces free “Five Reasons To Speech Enable The EHR” whitepaper

Nuance Communications Inc, has announced the availability of “Five Reasons To Speech Enable The EHR”, a free whitepaper published to address the current contradiction of the potential benefits of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems being undermined by the time it takes to use them. Studies have shown navigating an EHR can add up to 90 […]

Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise

Nick van Terheyden

Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise, driving a dramatic cut in turnaround times in a struggling Histopathology Laboratory. Nick van Terheyden MD, Nuance Communications, explains how

When you combine a growing and ageing population and a healthcare system in desperate need of a makeover, you can […]

TEMPORARY LABOUR USAGE set to rise IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

During the final quarter of 2012, temporary labour usage among Local Authorities decreased by only 0.1%, when compared to the same period in 2011. The minor decrease shown in Comensura’s Government Index was the lowest quarterly decrease in 2012 and signals a trend for minor increases of up to 2% in temporary labour usage in 2013. […]

Environmental Enforcement ' Looking to the Private Sector

July 2010 saw Maidstone Council embark on a year-long trial initiative with the Xfor Group, a local authority support services provider, in order to supplement its existing environmental enforcement team. Xfor’s Michael Fisher looks at how the initiative has fared. […]

Deficit reduction measures will raise UK unemployment close to 3 million by 2012

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) predicts that the coalition government’s deficit reduction measures will stall any recovery in the UK jobs market later this year, result in a post-recession peak in unemployment close to 3 million, and slow any subsequent return to low unemployment. […]

The value of consulting

There has never been a time when leaders, managers and businesspeople have not sought and obtained advice from external experts. Modern capitalism and the development of a welfare state increased this requirement for additional support. […]

BREAKTHROUGH IN AWARDS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Manchester-based Breakthrough UK wants to celebrate organisations whoconsistently champion disabled people by ensuring recruitment practices do notcreate barriers, making public places more accessible or providing modernaccessible homes. […]

Intelligent Clinical Leadership in Mental Health

Dr Alex Horne, medical director at North East London NHS Foundation Trust examines why high quality business intelligence is critical to meeting the unique set of challenges being faced by Mental Health Trusts and to creating future clinical leaders […]

Delivering diplomas: Digital dilemmas

Education is being reformed through various initiatives, and the Government’s flagship vocational qualification, the 14 – 19 diploma is playing a key role in the process. […]

Raising standards in out-of-hours healthcare

The public perception is that out-of-hours healthcare is provided to the same standard as daytime GP services. Out-of-hours care is often delivered by private companies that do not have to adhere to the same standards of training, competence, scrutiny and risk management as NHS organisations. Arif Ahmed, co-founder and Director of ikonami, examines why private providers have become so prevalent and reveals potential strategies to improve standards of care and to bridge the patient care gap. […]

Wakefield Council Trade Deal

Wakefield Council has signed a pioneering agreement to boost mutual trade opportunities and open new doors for a wide range of local businesses. On Monday 2nd November Wakefield Council Leader Peter Box formalised the district’s economic relationship with Romania by signing a memorandum of agreement with Antonie Solomon, the Mayor of Craiova. […]