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    NHS to be banned from using fax machines
    The government has ordered the NHS to stop purchasing fax machines from next month in a bid the phase them out completely by 31 March 2020. The news comes after the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) revealed in July this year that nearly 9,000 fax machines were in use across the NHS in England. This...

    NHS to be banned from using fax machines

    NHS Fax Machines Vulnerable to Hackers
    Legacy technology could be leaving the NHS open to cyber attacks, according to new research. The discovery was made by staff at Check Point Software, who found exploits in widely used fax machines that could allow hackers to spread malware through a malicious image file.  Check Point uncovered that malware could be coded into an...

    NHS Fax Machines Vulnerable to Hackers

    AI to help people with chronic conditions
    A new NHS approved £1.5m ‘Tele-Pharmacy’ has opened in Liverpool aimed at assisting people living with chronic care conditions to manage their medicinal needs through an artificial intelligent (AI) mobile app. ‘Now Patient’, developed by Now Healthcare Group, aims to support up to 15 million people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, diabetes...

    AI to help people with chronic conditions

    Is the NHS ready for another digital boost?
    It’s a huge challenge and there is unlikely to be any straightforward strategies, but the National Health Service (NHS) still has quite a way to go until it has been fully digitally transformed. The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world; according to the NHS Confederation, it deals with more than one million patients...

    Is the NHS ready for another digital boost?

    Digital Leader nomination for SCC and NHS Dumfries & Galloway
    SCC and NHS Dumfries & Galloway have been nominated for a Digital Leaders 100 award in the Digital Team of the Year category. The event, which launched in 2013, has become the premier list identifying individuals and teams leading digital transformation in the UK. It consists of leaders and organisations who are pioneering change within the...

    Digital Leader nomination for SCC and NHS Dumfries & Galloway

    SCC and NHS Blood and Transplant to Feature on Sky TV
    SCC is set to discuss digitisation in Health on Sky digital channel 185. The programme, ‘Digitalisation of Healthcare’, will feature SCC’s Branch Manager for Healthcare and Local Government, James Wallis, who will talk around some of the services SCC offers and how they can in turn impact this discussion. The half-hour programme is set to...

    SCC and NHS Blood and Transplant to Feature on Sky TV

    Why Healthcare IT needs Hyperconvergence
    Unreliable and non-responsive IT systems are a no-no in healthcare. As technology weaves its way into every aspect of the practitioner-patient relationship, one IT-blow could literally mean life or death. Healthcare’s technological infrastructure cannot afford to be delicate. Yet worryingly, the sector is a prime target for cyber criminals. According to IBM’s X-Force Threat Intelligence...

    Why Healthcare IT needs Hyperconvergence

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