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Innovation News and Resources

The latest healthcare innovation news and resources and a series of innovation webchats

Computers

Ten ways to get the most from your IT system

A look at why IT projects fail and how to realise the benefits

Jigsaw puzzle

Live Q&A: integrated care

Post your questions for experts from the King’s Fund and National Voices

Girls skipping with two ropes

Human behaviour and innovation in the NHS

Why new ways to promote innovation in the NHS are essential

Older woman with nurse

Best of 2012: long-term conditions

Long-term conditions is the subject of this selection of best practice content

A big pile of paperwork

Paper-lite and beyond

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust is a pioneer in the shift from paper-based to electronic records

Telehealth

Using telecare as a catalyst for change

How to bring technology to the mainstream

iPhone

Going digital

The NHS is driving digital in order to improve public services

Computer keyboard

The race to get the NHS online

Online records and electronic appointment booking are goals of a patient-empowered NHS

Doctor and data

The coming together of community

The movement of data is key to service improvements in the community

Rainbow

Stepping good practice up a gear

HIECs are invaluable in delivering improvement at scale and pace

Patient data scanner

The paper chase is on

As trusts change the record, strategic approaches to document scanning are key

A safer approach to hospital pharmacy

A safer approach to hospital pharmacy

Pharmacy teams are a vital safety net to avoiding prescribing errors and maintaining the quality of patient care, write Clive Newman and Alison Brailey

A lit lightbulb

The ideas and innovations taking health services by storm

The Liberating Ideas Award was established to encourage the spread of service improvements. Alison Moore catches up with the 2011 winners to find out how they have fared.

Generic office scene

How CCGs can be innovative about their functions

As clinical commissioning groups look set to outsource most of their functions, an open mind towards innovative measures is required, says Howard Freeman.

Innovation Expo

Innovation Expo to profile QIPP programme

Sir David Nicholson and health minister Earl Howe are spearheading the Department of Health’s support for the 2011 Healthcare Innovation Expo, which takes place in London’s Docklands on 9-10 March.

'The NHS needs a relentless focus on improving quality and productivity, with innovation and prevention connecting and driving them'

NHS chief executive David Nicholson

Innovation Webchat

Innovation webchat

HSJ and the DH hosted a free webchat, led by innovation guru Charles Leadbeater.

Read the transcript to find out about tools for spreading change quickly at low cost.

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An introduction to First Thursday

I am delighted to introduce this year-long series of articles about innovation from leading thinkers and practitioners around the world.

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