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All posts from: April 2013

'Digital' doesn't always mean better for GPs and patients

Posted by: Hadrian MossMon, 29 Apr 2013

The Government’s enthusiasm for telehealth continues despite the startling lack of evidence, writes Dr Moss

Old habits die hard: teething problems with an IT system switch

Posted by: Hadrian MossWed, 24 Apr 2013

GPs aren’t all action heroes but, like Bruce Willis’s character, we do like to fall into a regular pattern of working, writes Dr Moss. Shouldn’t our IT systems be able to cope with this?

Breaking up is hard to do: why we're switching from EMIS to SystmOne

Posted by: Hadrian MossTue, 16 Apr 2013

He’s been loyal to his old system for 16 years, but slow progress on interoperability has forced Dr Moss to change IT systems.

Free data check could be just what you need before the CQC inspector comes

Posted by: Hadrian MossTue, 9 Apr 2013

The Information Commissioner's Office is offering one-day advisory visits to make sure practices are complying with the Data Protection Act - a good opportunity for a free health check on your data security, says Dr Moss

Telehealth is (mostly) harmless

Posted by: Hadrian MossThu, 4 Apr 2013

Telehealth’s not new but the new DES seems counter-intuitive – and Dr Moss finds it suspicious…