12th Annual Dialysis

The 12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference

12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference The 12th Annual Dialysis conference is at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester as usual. It takes place between September 25th and 27th. The first day is devoted to the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI). You can register for any or all of the three days and[…]

Using CKD lab results

Researchers at Manchester University are running a study to improve how CKD patients view and use their lab results online.  Initially the study is looking for patients from Salford Royal or Manchester Royal who have been transplanted for at least one year.  Checkout the poster below for details.  There are links below the poster for[…]

Information sharing and where it goes wrong

I sometimes struggle for ideas for my blogs and often find that reading the blogs of others sparks an idea in my head.  This blog is based on comments I made to Anne Cooper (@anniecoops) about her recent musings on Information Governance and her assertion that the processes involved in capturing personal data aren’t always[…]

CKD Lab Results Research

  Stuart Powell and I attended an initial meeting with Lamiece Hassan and Paolo Fraccaro at the Health eReseach Centre (HeRC) in Manchester on Friday morning to discuss Paolo’s study into how best to present lab results to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.  Following a brief introductory chat Paolo gave a short presentation on the[…]

Personalised Medicine

Personalised medicine is one of the current buzz phrases knocking around the healthcare community.  It is high tech, innovative and smart.  People speak about it in an excited way as the next big step for medicine in the 21st century. Personalised medicine is jargon for the development and use of medicines targeted to the individuals[…]

The Impenetrable Language of Research Documents

Many years ago as I was taking my first steps into Information Technology management I was invited by the board of directors to present a proposal detailing my recommendations on resolving the performance issues of the company’s computer system. The day duly arrived, I was summoned to join them in the boardroom and nevously began[…]

Healthcare and Technology: A Brave New World?

When technology giants Apple and Google begin acquiring companies that have developed healthcare applications or equipment you know that mobile healthcare is a growing business. It is predicted that the next version of Apple’s IOS mobile operating system will come with built-in apps focused on measuring and improving our health while Google has already demonstrated[…]

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