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Time for online appointments

 MG 4933 smaller2014 marked ten years of Choose & Book, the online appointment service for NHS patients. Although it has been criticised by commentators and users, the tenth anniversary highlights a worrying gulf in technology innovation between the public and state sectors.

In this article, Peter Connor argues that the independent sector has not kept pace with a sea-change in consumer behaviour in the last decade. People are increasingly choosing to access services, including essential medical treatment, in a way which is most convenient for them – private sector providers ignore this trend at their peril.

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Healthcode Challenges Private Healthcare to Prove its Class

ConsultantsIndependent healthcare providers must take inspiration from other business sectors and help patients to make an informed choice, insists Healthcode, the specialists in online solutions for the private healthcare sector.

Speaking at LaingBuisson’s Independent Healthcare Forum in London on Thursday 11 September, Healthcode’s Managing Director, Peter Connor, argued that the sector’s lack of investment in information technology made it difficult to collect meaningful information about available services, prices and quality and outcomes and risked undermining the strong case for private healthcare.

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IT Governance helps Healthcode pass its information security 'medical' - May 2009

IT Governance helps Healthcode pass its information security 'medical'

Protecting patient confidentiality is a priority for health services. Mandated by increasing strictures around protecting the confidentiality of patient information and enabling appropriate information sharing, a general cultural commitment to data protection is growing.

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Here's what our customers say about Healthcode solutions...

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"ePractice biller has knocked hours off my administration with faster settlements and clear tracking of bills."

Dr Adrian Draper
Consultant Physician, London.

  “I’m delighted to say that we have never looked back. The system is really intuitive which has made it quick and easy to learn and yet it provides all the functionality we need. Most importantly, our consultants tell us it is working well for them too.”
Catherine Goodsell
PA to the Hospital Director, Spire Sussex Hospital

 "I think I’d be in serious trouble without the diary management feature on ePractice manager! It means I can focus on treating patients while my PA is able to coordinate my appointments remotely across the three practice locations and book the theater time I need for surgical procedures."
Ernest Barlow-Kearsley
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, London & Surrey

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