For the most part, the National Health Service (NHS) remains obstinately un-joined up. One example: a friend recently phoned the hospital to get some more medicine, but the nurse didn't have access to the relevant paper notes, which had already been sent back to the GP.'Why don't you know what dose you were on?' the nurse asked, rather accusingly, struggling to work out the likely prescription. 'Well, why don't you?' the frustrated patient shot back.The sort of seamless click-and-collect experience that shoppers expect when dealing with a retailer are a long way from the daily reality of the NHS, where patients find themselves repeating the same information over and over again, dealing with lost files and failures to communicate. Beyond being just irritating, the lack of joined-up systems across the NHS is holding back progress and can be positively dangerous.In a recent speech, the newly appointed Health Secretary Matt Hancock painted a grim picture of the current state of technology … [Read more...] about NHS and technology: Making the case for innovation
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Shaqiri celebrates after scoring against Poland during the Euro 2016 round of sixteen match. Photo: AFP One of the more impressive performers for Stoke City in a season that ended in relegation from the Premier League, Xherdan Shaqiri is hoping to do his unquestionable talent justice at what represents a third World Cup for the Switzerland star. The stocky, Kosovo-born winger faces an uncertain club future but a breakout performance in Russia would leave the former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan man with no shortage of suitors. Blessed with a magnificent left foot and ample creativity, Shaqiri became just the second Swiss player to score a World Cup hat-trick in a 3-0 victory over Honduras in Manaus four years ago. His penchant for the spectacular surfaced again at Euro 2016 with a stunning overhead scissor kick against Poland, in a last-16 game his side would eventually lose on penalties. But while a regular in the national … [Read more...] about World Cup: can mercurial Shaqiri make the difference for Switzerland?
DONEGAL have sauntered into the semi-finals of the Ulster Senior Football Championship following a routine win over Derry in Celtic Park. Cian Mulligan rubberstamped the win as he rounded off a great team move late on to grab Donegal’s second goal of the afternoon. Paddy McBrearty starred for Tír Chonaill as he hit eight points to leave the Derry defence trailing in his wake. Emmet Bradley did his best to keep the home team in touch, but it was to no avail in the end. It was that Mulligan strike and Hugh McFadden’s first-half major which ultimately proved the difference at Celtic Park as the game finished 2-16 to 0-16 in Donegal’s favour. Elsewhere on Sunday, Carlow stunned Kildare in the Leinster SFC quarter-finals in a game where they shot not a single wide and Paul Broderick kicked 10 points, while Longford defeated 14-man Meath at Pearse Park. Predictably, Dublin hammered Wicklow in Portlaoise. In hurling, Galway ran out eight-point winners over Kilkenny … [Read more...] about Majors make the difference for Donegal as they sink Derry
A newly leaked photo coming from the vast tech blogosphere over at the East, is calmly depicting the two most expected phones this season - Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+. The S8 is rumored to come with a 5.8" curved panel, and the S8+ will eventually one-up it with a 6.2" display, and this half an inch longer screen diagonal makes the difference in chassis sizes pretty significant, as you can see.Moreover, the new 18:9 aspect ratio makes the phone narrower, but quite tall, which is especially true in the case of the S8+. They will be easier to hold and operate with one hand, though, and, given that we expect an 83% screen-to-body ratio, as per some credible tips, the 6.2" S8+ should be about the size of a 5.7" handset.That would still make it a big phone, and not everyone's cup of tea, that's why rumor has it that the ratio upon release will be 7.1 million Galaxy S8 units shipped to the stores, and 5.4 million Galaxy S8+ models, which favors the 5.8-incher's projected demand by a … [Read more...] about Spot the difference: Galaxy S8 sized up next to Galaxy S8+ in a new live shot
By Christina Warren2010-01-01 12:33:25 UTC Update: PayPal was only used as an illustration and not a specific usable example. The basic Cyrillic keyboard does not contain a character that appears as a Latin "l" (and the character that exists in the extended set is apparently not useable when registering domains). ICANN informs us that rules preventing the mixing of Cyrillic and Latin in a domain name label have been in effect for gTLDs since 2005. These rules do not completely mitigate the potential for confusion, but they do make it less likely. Back in October, we wrote about a new policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that will allow non-Latin domain names to be registered in early to mid 2010. This is really exciting for Internet users in areas that use non-Latin alphabets (like Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and Cyrillic), who have spent the last fifteen years without full domain opportunities. However, as the Times Online pointed out this … [Read more...] about PayPal vs Fake PayPal: Can You Tell the Difference? [PIC]