Category: Healthcare IT

Community, Healthcare IT

DrDoctor Academy: “Elevating our thinking so together we can design the next generation of healthcare systems.”

July 21, 2017

  Last Thursday we had the pleasure of welcoming 30 people to the DrDoctor HQ to launch the new arm of DrDoctor – The Academy. Thank you to everyone who participated – we feel more enthused than ever that together we can design healthcare systems to work for the next

Healthcare IT, Learning, NHS, Research, Uncategorized

Accelerated Access Review – Talk or Action?

November 3, 2016

At DrDoctor we try to do the hard work for you. Whether that’s making your hospital experience better or reading through long papers to extract the important info to deliver to you!   If you haven’t already guessed, this blog post will be the latter. We’ve delved into the AAR,

Appointment management, Healthcare IT, Mobile, Uncategorized

Can a time old proverb save the NHS?

October 27, 2016

  Proverb: Prevention is better than cure We’ve all heard this before but we here at DrDoctor have uncovered some interesting statistics that will make you think twice about how the healthcare system in the UK works. It will come as no surprise that we need to realign our focus

Healthcare IT, NHS, Our Tech, Research, Uncategorized

Partial booking – building a solution

February 6, 2015

Partial booking has many benefits but for most NHS Trusts is a difficult process to implement at scale. Delivered properly it requires two extra steps compared to traditional full booking and it is a highly manual process which usually relies on slow or labour intensive forms of communication. From an

Healthcare IT, Our Tech, Testing

Improving Database and Web Performance with New Relic – First Impressions

December 31, 2014

We’re always trying new ways to monitor our service uptime and performance.  It’s business critical that users on our website have a smooth and fast experience, particularly as most of our visitors are using mobile devices. We have heard a lot of good stories about New Relic, which gives real-time

Community, Healthcare IT

Health 2.0 Europe 2014

November 25, 2014

DrDoctor were proud to present at Health 2.0 2014. It was a fascinating opportunity to see what the best and brightest in international healthcare are up to. As always, there are a range of very bright guys working in very specific vertical niches. These products often shine with brilliant utility,

Healthcare IT, Our Tech

Automating Our Deployment Process – Quote of the Day

September 2, 2014

Quote of the day from Steve whilst discussing more automation for our code deployment “Get rid of the humans – they’re made for wearing ties and going to meetings, not clicking buttons!” Well said!

Healthcare IT, Our Tech, Testing

Building an SSIS Testing Framework

June 2, 2014

If you compared the Google results for “testing c#” and “testing SSIS” you would quickly realize that testability isn’t one of the strengths of SSIS. I’ve seen a few different frameworks which were either too complicated or didn’t really work, in this post I’m going to give you my take

Healthcare IT

HC2014

April 3, 2014

HC is always an interesting conference – the speaker streams often demonstrate real innovation and best practice. Not that I got the chance to catch any this year though. At the request of BCS, I joined with Terry Igharoro of eMindState to deliver two sessions on healthcare entrepreneurship. These included

Healthcare IT, NHS

NHS Innovation Expo

March 10, 2014

Last week team DrDoctor descended on Manchester for the NHS Healthcare Innovation expo. It was an interesting event, with a strong NHS England presence demonstrating their resolve to bring new, more efficient ways of working to the health service. This was the biggest show we’ve exhibited at so far. We

Community, Healthcare IT

Time to Care

March 7, 2014

I got a letter this morning reminding me I had to book a hospital appointment. As far as I know I didn’t receive the original letter which had a password on it. I phoned the appointments hotline, and they told me I couldn’t book it without a password, so to

Healthcare IT, Our Tech

Our tech stack – choosing the right .NET open source tools

November 25, 2013

At DrDoctor we’re on a .NET stack (and we’re Bizspark members) but that doesn’t mean we don’t love open source tools – what we want is the right tools – and the .NET world is full of them. We’ve used a few and I thought it might be useful for

Healthcare IT

GCloud – Procurement made easy

June 13, 2013

If you’ve ever been through a public tendering process, you’ll know that it can often be long and quite painful. The G-Cloud programme is designed to simplify that process and help businesses and public organisations work together more easily. We’re delighted to say that we were recently accepted onto the

Community, HANDI, Healthcare IT

What does good look like?

April 30, 2013

We hosted the 4th London Connect Community of Practice event last Thursday. Nesta were kind enough to provide a room, coffee and lunch to keep everyone sharp! The community has been growing steadily by word of mouth since it started, and it was amazing to see 53 people turn up

Healthcare IT, Research

Patients talk about online health

April 26, 2013

We recently spent a Saturday morning at the Wellcome Collection in London. We talked to patients and doctors, asking  about their experience interacting with healthcare, online access to records, appointment booking and other transactions. We’ve turned it into a 5 minuite video, let us know what you think in the

Healthcare IT, NHS

NHS Commissioning Board Entrepreneurs Day

February 22, 2013

We were very pleased to be invited to the first NHS Commissioning Board Entrepreneurs Day this week. With an attendance list that read like a who’s who of healthcare startups, it was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about other projects. There is lots to gain from working together and

Healthcare IT

Escape fires

February 19, 2013

There is a huge amount of sense in the paper ‘Escape Fire: Lessons for the Future of Health Care’ by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Dr Don Berwick. If you haven’t read it I highly recommend downloading the whole paper here or watch the (slightly more dramatic) movie trailer. One

Healthcare IT, NHS

Instant Messaging From Your Hospital

February 12, 2013

We have been hammering the keyboards and furiously typing over the last month or two to get the DrDoctor system ITK accredited by CfH and we’re delighted to say that as of last week we are! So what is it then?  ITK is a set of standards to allow different

Healthcare IT, NHS

Healthcare as an ‘exemplar of interoperability’

February 4, 2013

We really like the rhetoric coming from the NHS Commissioning Board and the DoH these days. A lot of what is being said echoes our own thoughts when starting DrDoctor – work on interoperability and openness, then let the market provide great products. We’re focused on competing on user experience

Healthcare IT

NHS Hackday 2013 – Dementia Scrapbook

January 28, 2013

The whole of team DrDoctor were in Oxford for the NHS Hack Day this weekend (notice the slight misnomer!). We had a project we’d been wanting to work on for a while, which Rinesh pitched to the room. Paul from Step Up Software and Reynold from Oxford CC joined us