iPLATO has launched a new feature which allows practices to completely automate the collection of patient data. During the QoF season, users of the company's premium service will be able to automatically read code patient replies to text messaging campaigns back to the medical record. So when a patient replies NEVER to a text message from their practice that requests an updated smoking status, the answer is automatically read coded on to the correct medical record, ready for inclusion in the calculation in the end of year QoF score.4 November 2013
The Digital Doctor conference, which aims to teach doctors how to use technology, is back for a second year. The conference, which was the first of its kind when it launched last year, will take place 9 and 10 November at BCS in London. Last year’s conference saw doctors creating apps, one of which has just been piloted at Watford General Hospital. Dr Wai Keong Wong, one of the conference organisers, said the idea is for clinicians to understand technology and how it can help them.
9 October 2013