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27Aug, 2019

Leicestershire patient care project shortlisted in prestigious awards.

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A project to improve patient care by making best use of capacity across Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) District Nursing teams has been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times Awards. Nurses and managers from LPT who were supported by Newton Europe, worked with NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service (LHIS) to develop an automatic system which takes clinical information from patients care plans and allocates nurses to visit patients in their own home. Working closely with software developers from TPP, staff from LPT and LHIS also organised a national conference to […]
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9Nov, 2018

Mobile App Development – Kent County Council

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Kent County Council – Care Navigator App How iterative approaches can enable faster, smarter working In 2017/18 NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service developed a mobile application for Kent County Council (KCC), enabling them to receive real time feedback from clients interacting with care navigation services across the county’s twelve districts. Here, they discuss how they went about developing the app, and how it is working in practice. In 2017, Kent County Council decided that the creation of a digital tool to assess outcomes of the voluntary sector care navigation approach was central to their adult […]
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16Oct, 2018

IM&T Benchmarking and Service Provision Review

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Case Study for NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service – Q3 2017 What was the issue or requirement? In this current healthcare climate, we as Commissioners of healthcare are constantly looking for ways to get ‘more value for money’. Delivering a quality, timely and innovative healthcare service to our service users is of at upmost importance to us. So there was a requirement to work with our existing IT partners to look at any efficiencies, cost savings and innovations to maintain our services, meet our budget and continue to move forward […]
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13Sep, 2018

LHIS Case Study

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Implementation Services Skype e-consultations for School Nurses (part of Leicestershire Partnership Trust’s Agile Programme) What was the issue or requirement? NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics was approached to review and select a remote clinician to clinician tele-consultation, patient e-consultation / Telehealth solution as part of Leicestershire Partnership Trust’s (LPT’s) Agile programme: reviewing the trust’s estate whilst providing an increased level of flexibility for community clinicians and the local patient population recognising the growth in those who are part of the digital society. LHIS project office reviewed the software options that were […]
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10Jul, 2018

LHIS CASE STUDIES

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Case Study: NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service revitalises training with Trainer Performance and Monitoring Assessment (TPMA)   The below case study discusses the ongoing relationship between TPMA and the LHIS Training Department. The TPMA framework demonstrates our commitment to training excellence, and gives assurance to our customers that our courses are delivered by accredited trainers and approved by an external audit. We also use this framework for ‘personal development’ pushing our trainers and the overall department to grow our offer and develop our skills internally. LHIS offers training sessions in […]
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24Jun, 2018

LPT Wellbeing Portal, Single Sign-on and IDP

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Case Study for NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service What was the issue or requirement?As a response to the National Information Board ‘Personalised health and care 2020 – A frame work for action’ document, alongside Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT)’s own digital strategic plan, the Trust have developed the Wellbeing Account alongside Leicestershire Health Informatics, to provide interoperability between the LLR Health and Social Care landscape and give the service user a single point of access to both their own clinical data (where appropriate) and a wealth of supporting information and […]
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4May, 2018

Honeypot

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When we conduct a penetration test one of the areas we normally test is the public facing internet IP addresses of the client we’re working for. An IP address is like a door number on the internet that anyone can knock on the door of to see if they get an answer.  It got me thinking one day about how likely an attack would be on a random internet connection and how valuable our testing could be. I decided to do a bit of my own basic research. Once I’d […]
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19Jan, 2018

Password Sharing

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I’ve found a new hobby. I’ve started stopping my car in the street, getting out and letting some random person jump in the driving seat and drive off. It’s brilliant because you never know who’ll get in the car, what they’ll do once they’re in the car, how many penalty points they’ll accumulate and what damage they might cause. I’m well aware when I allow this to happen that I’ll be responsible for anything they do but I do it anyway. As you can probably tell I’m being facetious. Much […]
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13Oct, 2017

Tailgating

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How often do you hold the door open for someone while walking around your office or building? Do you ever challenge people with no ID showing? If not, why not? I’ll often challenge people with no ID walking through the doors in our building – sometimes to the frustration of the person I’m addressing. No matter how senior they look they should be challenged. I sometimes find people think themselves too important or too busy to wear their ID, but this is no reason to not challenge them. They could […]
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22Sep, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT)

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I had a dream last night. The dream started with my mother-in-law approaching me and showing me a serious vulnerability she had found which involved the use of Google maps and Amazon Echo IoT devices. The vulnerability allowed her to roam around Google maps and see all Amazon Echo devices around the world, zoom into them and listen to what was going on around them. Firstly if you knew my mother-in-law you’d know there wasn’t a hope she’d ever be the person to discover a vulnerability this huge. Secondly it […]
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