clip_image002There was a flurry of activity at the NEC in Birmingham on Monday November 5th, preparing for the annual eHI Live UK Healthcare IT event on Tuesday and Wednesday the 6th and 7th. Dell confirmed its commitment as a leader in Healthcare IT as a proud Silver Sponsor with an “information-driven healthcare” booth and two speaking sessions on the cloud in Healthcare. In case you missed this exciting event, we have provided a recap here as well as the ability to download the presentations from the two sessions. We invite you to give us feedback and comments on your experience at the show.

clip_image004Our stand traced a patient’s eHealth journey, featuring solutions like Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) giving clinicians time back to spend with their patients, Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) for better medical image storage and collaboration as well as SonicWALL providing secure access to clinicians to EMR through mobile devices. Many visitors were interested in our Windows 8 Dell Latitude tablet devices and OptiPlex all-in-one as you can see in the photo to the left.

At Dell, we believe it’s key to listen to customers; their challenges and strategies to move Healthcare forward. To that end, we invited visitors to write their thoughts on Health IT on the booth wall, what tools are needed for information-driven Healthcare and to brainstorm with us. (Photo to the right). We tweeted some of the thoughts from @DellHealth and will publish a separate blog on the key ideas and comments.

clip_image006On Tuesday we presented to a packed house our “Care in the Cloud” keynote session with Richard Rawcliffe, the UK Healthcare director. It was a very well-received session and the slides can be downloaded here. Whether it be a community healthcare cloud or a cloud accelerating the treatment of childhood cancer; the cloud in Healthcare can provide many benefits.

Continuing on the theme of the cloud in Healthcare, Dr. Mo Hussein, Dell’s UK UCA lead presented “Is the image data in your PACS growing faster than your IT budget?”. The slides can be downloaded here and there were many great discussions on how a flexible, scalable, secure, “vendor-neutral” archive with multiple deployment models (on-premise, in the cloud or hybrid) can help NHS trusts save money with a pay per study model instead of an unpredictable pay per terabyte model and ultimately unlock clinical information and encourage better clinical collaboration for better patient care.

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We hope to see you at the next EHI Live, and as mentioned we encourage you to leave your questions, thoughts and ideas below or contact us if you have any questions. You can also connect with us on twitter @DellHealth for the latest Healthcare IT industry news and updates.