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25Jul, 2017

Passwords! 

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Passwords! The major frustration of all computer users within the organisation. Have you ever really considered how important your password really is? You probably think you may not have access to anything of any interest to anyone so it doesn’t really matter that you keep your latest password written on a post-it-note on the inside panel of your desk drawer or shared it with your PA. You might not have access to patient data or staff records but you do have an email account. If someone with nefarious intentions were to […]
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9Mar, 2017

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

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Nayeem Uddin Apprentice Service Desk Analyst Time with LHIS: 5 months Studying for: IT Apprenticeship Scheme Level 3   Why you decided to apply for an apprenticeship? I felt that an apprenticeship benefited me more because you gain a lot of experience with the employer that you’re with and gain a qualification at the same time. It helps to develop skills that I already have and learn new skills along the way. I never realised at first what kind of opportunities you could get with an apprenticeship, until I managed […]
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3Mar, 2017

ISB1596 Secure Email Standard

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NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service (LHIS) are the first public body to receive the NHS Digital ISB1596 accreditation, allowing faster and secure communication between NHS organisations, local authorities and other secure government domains LHIS has become the first public sector organisation in the country to be able connect its own local email system to NHSmail2, allowing thousands of staff across different organisations to better communicate, and share crucial information more quickly and securely. The landmark project could now help NHS organisations throughout the UK improve the secure sharing of patient information between […]
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20Aug, 2016

A day in the life of an IT Training & Support Officer

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The LHIS Training and Support Team consists of 3 parts; GP, Community and Mental Health all with our own areas of expertise. I work in the GP team. We not only help train and support with the clinical systems GP practices use, but we also  support the systems in Urgent Care Centres and Healthcare systems within Prisons. We also have someone ready to answer a support call 24/7/365. At the moment we have many of our team out helping practices move to SystmOne for their clinical system, so when I’m […]
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27May, 2016

ISO/IEC 27001 – Information Security Management

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The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep information assets secure. Using this family of standards helps organisations manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to them by third parties. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). We are very pleased to announce that we have been formally awarded the ISO27001 accreditation for the management of the Microsoft Exchange email system on 23rd May 2016! This is a significant achievement that […]
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27May, 2016

Electroconvulsive therapy – ECT Mobile App

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was first conducted in 1938 and it is currently the only form of electroshock therapy which works for around 50% of people who undergo the treatment. ECT has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms and assist in patient situations like: – Severe, life-threatening depression and they are a risk to themselves or others – Not responded to medication or talking treatments prior to ECT referral – Found the treatment helpful in the past and has asked to receive it again – Experienced a manic episode which is severe or lasting Our mobile app […]
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16May, 2016

SystmOne eDSM

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SystmOne eDSM Leicestershire Implementation NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service {LHIS) developed and implemented a data sharing model across multiple organisations and agencies across Leicestershire. The SystmOne Enhanced Data Sharing Model (eDSM) facilitates sharing patients health records with other health providers involved in the patient’s care, through a model which uses patient consent to control how the record is shared between different teams of clinical staff both at the point of contact and in the future. The model works on a patient-by-patient basis, which means that if a patient moves to […]
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4Apr, 2016

Technology Allows Autistic Teenager To Communicate

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We just wanted to just share this inspirational video of Dillon’s Story surrounding Autism and the impacts. This video heart , created by Apple tells the story about how technology has changed and improved the way Dillon lives his day-to-day life, through the use of innovative technology i.e. mobile & tablet devices and apps. Technology which has enabled Dillon to communicate, learn and interact more with the world around him and more importantly the people close to him. As part of ‘National Autism Awareness Week” we couldn’t think of a better way of showing our support and […]
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11Mar, 2016

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Event 2016

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Our talented team at Leicester Health Informatics Service (LHIS) attended the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Annual Conference today, which held as the East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham. The main purpose of our presentation was to present our brand new YOD mobile app which is aimed at people affected or diagnosed with symptoms of young onset dementia. Young Onset Dementia (YOD) is the onset of dementia before the age of 65 years and it’s becoming increasingly recognised as a very important clinical and social problem in the UK and around the world. Young onset […]
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