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9 November 2020

New SOLID technology aims to support dementia patients

Greater Manchester Digital Platform programme is testing out the concept of SOLID technology to create personal online data stores for health records

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4 November 2020

New smartphone App speeds up treatment of wounds

Wound measuring technology helps treatment and recovery of patients

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20 October 2020

New technology launched to help parents and carers

Parents and carers in Bury and Rochdale can now benefit from a new application digitising early years assessments, allowing them to have more control over their child’s care.

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25 August 2020

Digital Platform makes progress as first pilots go live to support two way flow of health and social care information

Next generation digital platform supports sharing of public sector information across Greater Manchester

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6 August 2020

GM Digital Platform hosts new Community Hub App

New app launched to match volunteers with vulnerable people, using GM Digital Platform

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13 July 2020

Programme gathers pace, procuring more tech solutions

Further suite of suppliers procured to join the Greater Manchester Digital Platform programme, part of the national Local Health Care Record (LHCR) programme

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8 July 2020

Showcasing new technology in Salford Royal's Digital Experience Centre

The Greater Manchester Digital Platform is being showcased, alongside other new technologies, within Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust's Digital Experience Centre.

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8 July 2020

New children and young people's innovative new reporting system

Children and young people needing hospital care in Greater Manchester will now have more chance of being cared for locally, thanks to the launch of a new digital reporting system.

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16 June 2020

Community hub volunteer app made possible by new digital platform

New community hub volunteer app is helping localities connect during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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15 June 2020

New tech platform supports Greater Manchester response to COVID-19

Greater Manchester Digital platform supports new, first of its kind, situation reporting system.

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9 June 2020

New relationship manager to help localities gain better understanding of benefits of sharing data

New to the programme team this month, Sarah Holberry-Byrom, promises to help health and care providers understand the benefits of sharing data.

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9 June 2020

Shared care plan for dementia and frailty gathers pace

New software is being installed in eight Tameside surgeries this month to enable the integrated shared care plan pilot service for GPs and other connected health and care providers.

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9 June 2020

GM Digital Platform helps COVID-19 data alert reporting

The Greater Manchester Digital Platform has been vital in providing the digital plumbing needed to produce multiple COVID-19 related data alert reports for Greater Manchester’s central COVID-19 response team and Public Health England since March.

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30 April 2020

Introducing our next generation digital platform

How we're building the digital plumbing to help join up health and care.

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9 March 2020

Using cloud-based computing technology to analyse data

Matt Hennessey, Chief Intelligence and Analytics Officer, explains how the new data analytics system, which is part of the Greater Manchester Digital Platform, will help us get the best value out of data.

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4 March 2020

Reporting on progress at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Project manager Mike Parkinson is updating Manchester clinicians who specialise in dementia care at today’s Dementia Steering Group at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

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3 March 2020

Sharing progress on security, privacy assessments and agreements

GM Digital Platform programme Information Governance lead, Jenny Spiers, outlines our important work on data protection and information governance in front of other national programme leads.

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2 March 2020

Demonstrating how care records can be shared, accessed and written into by everyone

Working with shared care record partner, Black Pear Software to demonstrate how care records can be shared and accessed across health and care.

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2 March 2020

Understanding the gaps from the front line

Nico Nicolas, programme business analyst shares some of the highlights he's been part of over the last year.

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19 February 2020

How the patient journey will benefit from information sharing in hospital

Dr Emma Vardy, Lead Clinician for Dementia Care, has looked at where the patient journey can benefit from information sharing. Hear how she views the future for people involved in dementia care in this latest interview.

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19 February 2020

Leaders debate digital health

Leaders from across health, care and industry, debated digital health as part of Health Innovation Manchester’s first event in the roundtable thought leadership series

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19 February 2020

Investing in new technologies across Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s councils, NHS organisations and other public bodies are working together to invest in new technologies and to explore better ways of working to join up data from the many systems across the public sector. This will allow us to use data more effectively to enhance care, improve services and save lives.

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18 February 2020

Nadeem Ahmed – Joining-up care for patients in Greater Manchester

Nadeem Ahmed is the Head of Business Architecture & Benefits for the Salford Royal NHS Delivery Team and leads on the realisation of the benefits that the Local Health and Care Record (LHCR) programme will bring to Greater Manchester. In this post, Nadeem details some of the work we’ve conducted with patients and carers to help inform the people-focused development of the programme.

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18 February 2020

The challenges facing the Local Health and Care Record (LHCR) programme in GM

Scott Watson, Director of GM Interoperability, leads on the architecture for the Local Health and Care Record (LHCR) programme. In this post, Scott sets out some of the background for the development of the LHCR and the challenges his team need to overcome.

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31 January 2020

Programme team shares knowledge across GM digital teams

GM Digital Platform Programme team get together for deep-dive into present and future programme plans.

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19 January 2020

Tameside Frailty project progress

Development of shared care plans for frailty in Tameside

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15 January 2020

Suppliers appointed to progress Greater Manchester Digital Platform

Greater Manchester procures innovative tech solutions to transform care

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