VCE ‘VBlock’ Systems features within London UKHIF ‘Solution Centre’.

Healthcare is constantly adapting with providers and the NHS employing new working methods which are facilitated by new technologies. A range of technologies are showcased at the UK Health Informatics Forum including data analytics, patient monitoring devices and handheld technology to help front line providers care for individual patients. Crucial to any technology enhancement is a strong organisational and IT infrastructure. In our latest post, we are pleased to welcome VCE, a leader in integrated systems and data centre modernisation, who are helping to improve healthcare organisation efficiency.

VCE was founded in 2009 through a collaboration between IT leaders, Cisco and EMC, with investments from VMware and Intel. VCE was developed to help organisations realise the benefits from the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models. VCE now delivers the industries only fully integrated and virtualised converged infrastructure solution.

At the London forum, VCE will demonstrate their leading VCE ‘Vblock’ systems which enables healthcare providers to modernise their data centres by combining traditional silo-led IT components into a single solution encompassing servers, storage, networking and virtualisation. The solution helps to reduce the costVCE Logo of ICT, while providing a scalable way to simplify and deploy IT as part of any patient care delivery strategy. It ensures providers can deploy applications with ease and speed, gain higher availability and lower TCO leading to better patient outcomes.

The UK Health Informatics Series looks forward to welcoming the delegation from VCE to the London forum, and look forward to seeing VCE’s ‘Vblock’ system in the ‘Solution Centre’. To find out more about VCE and their healthcare solutions visit:

Registration for the third UK Health Informatics Forum will reach capacity before the end of January. If you want to submit your health informatics solution, contact our team today using the contact form below.



Dataline brings value of healthcare big data to UKHIF London. 

It’s a new year and we are now pleased to reveal some of the leading healthcare innovators joining the next UK Health Informatics Forum in London. Now in its Dataline Logo3rd year, the UK Health Informatics Series has gone from strength to strength with a highly-esteemed ‘Agenda Advisory Board’, oversubscription from NHS and public sector leaders, and continuing partnerships with global leaders in health informatics solutions. The London Forum will once again partner with Ricoh UK and will be held in Stationers’ Hall, London on March 4th 2015. Delegates registered for the forum include the Digital Clinical Champion for NHS England, Deputy Director for Digital Health and Care for the Welsh Government, and President for the Royal Society of Medicine.

Our newest contributor is software company Dataline who specialise in big-data analytics for healthcare. As the healthcare industry continues to develop, providers face new challenges whilst striving to deliver sustainable and positive patient outcomes. Dataline’s Health Data Analytics solutions combine technology and medical expertise to deliver insights which save time, strengthen performance and drive down operating costs, allowing professionals to focus their time and energy into helping real people in need.

Dataline firmly believes in the value of data and has focused on securing potential benefits from big data in healthcare. Founded in Brighton in 1983, Dataline has built a strong reputation for delivering effective and high quality solutions to UK Healthcare providers, based on over a decade of experience designing and implementing IT solutions to health sector organisations.

Dataline will help to shape the agenda for the London forum by contributing an expert speaker to one of the panel sessions. The UK Health Informatics Forum looks forward to welcoming the delegation from Dataline to the series. To find out more about Dataline visit:

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‘Police Forces will have to work smarter because they will be smaller’

Speaking in a BBC Radio 4 interview, the head of the police watchdog has warned that police cuts in England and Wales are “here to stay”. Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Thomas Windsor said forces had “already made, and done it well in the main, cuts of 20% in the last four years” but warned that forces were facing another 5% budget restriction in the next year. Sir Thomas went on to suggest that in some cases there are “further efficiencies to be gained” with more savings likely, however he argued that police forces will “need to work smarter because they will be smaller”.

Across 2015 the ‘Innovative Emergency Services Series’ will travel across UK cities to help showcase emergency services innovation and partnerships which are helping Blue Light Services “work smarter”. The series brings together technology suppliers with key stakeholders responsible for the efficient delivery of UK Emergency ServiPolice on beatces. The agenda is built is by contributors from across police, fire and ambulance services as well as local government and technology suppliers, with the aim of overcoming the common barriers to mainstream adoption of solutions. The discussion led forums help to create new partnerships and introduce new technology which can help emergency services personnel undertake their crucial job more efficiently and safely.

The next forum will take place in London on February 24th. The ‘On-Site’ Forum will focus on regional examples of best practise and innovation which are helping southern based emergency service providers and technology suppliers to overcome financial restraints and barriers to new technology. Luana Avagliano, head of ResilienceDirect at the Cabinet Office is partnering the forum with contributions from O2, Capita, Ricoh UK, The Met Police and London Air Ambulance.


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