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by Madelon Kortenaar

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We’re delighted to announce the release of version 11 of our content management system: Sitekit CMS, which will be rolled out across our hosting platform over the coming weeks.

Sitekit CMS 11 comes packed with exciting new features and improvements. Content editors can now ‘drag-and-drop’ to create new pages: a visual editor enables elements to be dragged on to a page and easily reordered. For developers, we have revamped the code editor to make working with code easier than ever: automatic syntax highlighting and code completion speed up development, while line numbers make debugging easy. You can find an overview of all the improvements in the full release notes.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Following publication of “Creating test environments with the private sector”, we are pleased to provide more detail on one of our new offerings: the Verify Sandbox, which allows organisations to leverage assured user identities in their service delivery.

Verify gives the citizen a choice of identity providers to access digital government services and is currently live for a number of departments. GDS (Government Digital Service), the sponsoring organisation behind Verify, has the vision to deploy Verify to all centrally-managed as well as local government departments, with the ambition to give citizens a secure and portable online identity. In addition, Verify will be rolled out to the private sector.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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NHS England has contracted Sitekit to develop, publish and implement the technical messages and standards to deliver the vision set out in the Digital Child Health Strategy. This will enable national implementation of the electronic red book and allow information to flow to and from clinical systems. NHS England is using the Digital Child Health Strategy as the first pathway to adopt the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) messaging standard.

NHS England, NHS Digital and Sitekit are working collaboratively to support the adoption of eRedbook as part of the Digital Child Health Strategy. If you are interested in learning how you can deploy eRedbook in your organisation, please join our workshop on 21st February 2017 in London.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), PA Consulting and Sitekit have successfully launched the new NIHR Journals Library, which provides complete information about all NIHR-funded research projects throughout the life of each project.

The NIHR Journals Library comprises a suite of five open access peer-reviewed journals reporting results from a range of health research areas. With the addition of the library to the NIHR website, all stages of the research projects are available. This includes the initial stages, including protocols, before the final results are available.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Sitekit has committed to a unique partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and West Highland College to design, develop and pilot a Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development.

The apprenticeship, a school-based preparatory vocational course, is a brand new concept which is expected to be adopted by schools and colleges across Scotland. It is being developed in response to the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce Final Report 'Education Working For All'.  

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Public sector organisations are now able to procure Sitekit’s products and services directly through Gov.UK’s G-Cloud 8 (G8) framework.

Sitekit was awarded a place on Gov.UK’s G-Cloud 8 Framework to supply four SaaS (Software as a Service) listings and seven Specialist Cloud Services (consultancy services), which are listed on the Digital Marketplace.

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by Iona MacDonald

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We are pleased to report that Sitekit’s event, Digital in Action – Enabling Sustainable Transformation, held at Microsoft’s Paddington Offices on 24 May 2016, was a great success. For those of you that could not make it, we thought you may appreciate a post event summary. 

We heard from some excellent speakers at the vanguard of digital transformation on their progress within recent months, and also from organisations on current policy in the sector and the status of funding sources to take projects forward. The underlying theme for the day was the future of personal health records (#FuturePHR), raising the level of discussion around citizen identity, patient activation and self-care.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Sitekit is working with five NHS trusts across London to field test eRedbook. The Personal Child Health Record is being connected to Child Health Information Systems across London to provide accurate up to date health information for parents and reduce administration for health professionals.

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is the first London Trust to offer the eRedbook to parents and flow information from the Trust’s data warehouse into eRedbook. Following the initial engagement, parents can now register to use the eRedbook on the Trust’s website.

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Texas Trade Mission

Sitekit CTO Chris Eckl joined the Association of British Healthcare Industries’ (ABHI) MedTech Trade mission to Texas, USA.

ABHI, with support from UKTI, ran a Medical Technology Trade Mission to Texas from 14 to 21 May 2016. The purpose of the mission was to explore the significant opportunity in Texas and create demand for UK products.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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BT

The eRedbook has won the Connected Society award at BT Connected Cities, a BT and Cabinet Office competition aimed at showcasing innovative SMEs that are shaping the cities of the future.

The Connected Society prize is for the SME whose idea demonstrates how ICT can help society to operate more sustainably.

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Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP has announced his intention to launch a Department of Health programme to accelerate access to digital services and has cited eRedbook as an exemplar of what he wants to achieve.

During the NIB Leadership Summit, part of the eHealth Week conference, the Minister, who recently visited Sitekit’s Edinburgh office, commended the eRedbook for offering a digital identity that could be used as the start of 'a lifelong Summary Care Record':

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by Iona MacDonald

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Small ISO 9001

Sitekit is delighted to announce that it has successfully passed an external audit of its Quality Management System (QMS) to achieve the globally recognised ISO 9001:2008 certification.

This certification is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus and commitment to a process approach to continual improvement. This provides assurance to customers of consistent quality products and services. Far from being content with achieving this important business milestone, Sitekit’s next goal - certification of its Information Security Management System (ISMS) to ISO 27001 - is at an advanced stage. This standard ensures that an effective ISMS is in place and is operated to the highest international security standards providing assurance of privacy and governance of customer data.

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by Iona MacDonald

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George Freeman MP, Life Sciences Minister at the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills and Department of Health, visited Sitekit’s Edinburgh Office this month in order to promote and support SME innovation in healthcare.

CEO and founder of Sitekit, Campbell Grant, provided a briefing on the innovative digital technology created by Sitekit which has the potential to transform the health and care sector in a similar fashion to the digital transformations seen already in retail, banking and travel.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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myaccount

Sitekit has added the MyGovScot’s ‘myaccount’ as a citizen identity option to Living it Up, the Scottish well-being portal. Users of the Living it Up portal can now sign up and log in using their myaccount digital identity, as an alternative to social identity login options, such as Facebook or Google accounts.

Myaccount is a secure personal log-in service that residents of Scotland can use to access public services in Scotland. Living it Up is the first health-related website to accept myaccount registrations. Other public services that can be accessed with myaccount are the City of Edinburgh Council, the Highland Council and West Lothian Public Wifi Access.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Sitekit has signed up for the ‘Scottish Business Pledge’ which aims to publicly support sustainable business growth, ensuring that prosperity, innovation, fairness and opportunity develop hand in hand.

The pledge supports business values, long held by Sitekit, that contribute to long term sustainability and community building, as well as looking after the bottom line. Other companies that have signed the Pledge include Coca-Cola, STV and Microsoft.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Campbell GrantCampbell Grant, CEO of Sitekit, is featured in Holyrood Magazine’s ‘Tech 100’ for 2015. The list celebrates the 100 most influential people who help drive forward the digital agenda in Scotland.

In an accompanying interview with Holyrood Magazine, Campbell cites the work Sitekit has done as part of Innovate UK’s ‘dallas’ programme as being the most rewarding work he’s undertaken so far. Campbell said: “[dallas was] a fantastic experience, in which the lives of thousands of people UK-wide have been positively affected. The DALLAS programme is coming to an end this year, but the products that are part of DALLAS are in continuing development in collaboration with the users.”

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by Chris Eckl

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Identity

When I want to perform a transaction online, it’s often important the organisation I’m interacting with can trust certain aspects about me as a digital user before I can complete a transaction. 

In the commercial arena, when I want to book a train ticket online the train company will want to know whether I am an existing customer and whether I can pay for a ticket. It’s my user ID that I use during sign-on that tells the train company I’m an existing customer, and it’s my credit card number that enables the train company to collect a payment. In the financial arena, when I want to do online banking I need to establish my real world identity with a bank for fraud prevention reasons before I can do any transactions. And for some transactions, such as a transfer, my bank will ask for a second security code to protect both myself and the bank from a hacker.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Sitekit is a signatory of TechUK’s new Interoperability Charter, which provides interoperability standards for digital service transformation at NHS England.

By signing the Interoperability Charter Sitekit commits to providing information solutions that enable change in support of integrated care. NHS organisations preparing their digital roadmap and local information sharing solutions, in support of achieving the Five Year Forward View, can rely on the Charter’s signatories to provide interoperable solutions.

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by Campbell Grant

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eRedbook

eRedbook will soon become available to parents and health professionals in the NHS London region, as a number of NHS Trusts will start implementing the eRedbook service before the new year.

These Trusts will become the early adopters of eRedbook in London, with all healthcare providers in London expected to follow so parents in London can access their eRedbook across the city. With approximately 135,000 new babies born in the London area every year, this is an important step towards the national deployment of eRedbook as a digital alternative for the paper Personal Child Health Record, which has served so well for the last 20 years.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Future of PHRs

On 7 July 2015 we organised the Future of Personal Health Records at The King’s Fund in London. With over 120 delegates from NHS, third sector and industry, the event was extremely informative and productive.

The Future of Personal Health Records was specifically aimed at understanding how digital transformation can be achieved by enabling citizen access and participation, with Personal Health Records at the core of data sharing.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Scotland IS DigiTech Awards

Sitekit, together with content partner Maverick TV have won the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Award 2015 in the Public Sector category for their work on the ‘Living it Up portal project’.

The DigiTech Awards showcase excellence within the IT industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses, large and small.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Sitekit is organising ‘Future of Personal Health Records’ on 7th July at The King’s Fund in London. The event offers the opportunity to learn about some of the leading digital projects transforming health and care in the UK, and is attended by thought leaders and innovators at NHS England.

Empowering citizens through digital technology and raising our game on health technology  are central to the strategy set out in the Five Year Forward View to improve the health system’s efficiency. 

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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We’re looking back on a fantastic Future of Digital Health + Care Symposium 2015, which took place on 21 & 22 May in Portree on the beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. The symposium had a record number of attendees and received excellent feedback from all delegates.

The aim of the symposium was to review the Innovate UK dallas Digital Health programme, its aims and outputs to date, and to start to define a ‘life beyond dallas’.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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ScotlandIS Awards

Sitekit and partner Maverick TV are shortlisted finalists at the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2015 for their joint working on the 'Living it Up’ project.

The DigiTech Awards showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses. The Living it Up project delivered as part of the TSB/Innovate UK DALLAS programme for NHS24 has been nominated to win the Best Public Sector Product/Service Award. The award show will take place on Thursday 18th June 2015 in Glasgow.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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After several weeks of collaboration with Lucky2BHere and designer Hugh Campbell, we’re proud to announce the release of the charity’s new website, which is expected to improve their reputation and visibility.

Lucky2BHere is a charity that saves lives by providing defibrillators and emergency life support (ELS) training to Scottish communities. It’s great to be able to support their cause, and we hope the new website will attract more people to fundraise for the charity and encourage communities to look into acquiring defibrillators and ELS training, which might well enable them to save a life one day.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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If you only have 24 hours to create an innovative health app for the new Microsoft Band, what would you make?

Our developers Jonathan, Chris, Rob and Giles were at the Microsoft Band Hackathon in London to explore what’s possible with their new wearable device. Our app of choice: a falls app that helps an informal carer keep an eye on a family member.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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eRedbook and Living it Up, two digital health projects Sitekit has developed, are being exhibited at the London Design Museum from 10 March to 26 April 2015. The exhibition is part of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards, for which both products are shortlisted finalists.

A total of twenty personal health technology devices, services and products are on display, showing how the rapidly emerging digital health sector is influencing people’s behaviour.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Public sector organisations are now able to procure Sitekit products and services through the UK Government's G-Cloud 6.

G-Cloud is an online marketplace that allows public sector bodies to procure products and services from a catalogue of trusted suppliers. By validating suppliers upfront, G-Cloud allows buyers to easily purchase solutions through a streamlined procurement process. Sitekit has been accredited to supply nine Software as a Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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eRedbook and Living it Up are shortlisted to win a ‘Most Innovative Provider’ award at the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards. Sitekit has a leading technical role in both projects, which are part of the dallas (Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale) programme of Innovate UK.

The AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards reward innovative organisations that bring change to healthcare and have a positive impact on people's lives. The Most Innovative Provider category celebrates new solutions that empower people to use health technology.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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CPHVA

eRedbook has received official backing from the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, the professional organisation that represents the overwhelming majority of practitioners within the United Kingdom.

In an official statement Gavin Fergie, professional officer of Unite CPHVA, said:

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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With 2015 quickly approaching, we'd like to wish all our partners and clients a healthy and happy New Year. It's been an amazing year for us: working in collaborative partnerships on a range of digital health and care projects, we moved closer to fulfilling our mission to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives, assisted by joined-up digital services.

These are some events we consider the highlights of 2014: 

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by Wilf Prasher

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Sitekit is one of a select group of companies that have been awarded a place on the new NHS National Services Scotland IT Specialist Services Framework. This framework will enable NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorate to procure innovative IT solutions from a number of high-quality, specialist organisations.

Of the four Framework lots, Sitekit bid for two and we are proud to say have been successful in both (IT Integration Specialist and Application Development Specialist). We were up against stiff competition throughout the bidding process, and that we were ultimately successful in these two lots is a testament to the skills and expertise we have in this arena, and our understanding of the Scottish health and care ecosystem as a whole.

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by Campbell Grant

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We are delighted to announce that eRedbook has received clinical assurance and endorsement by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). 

In a statement released on Monday, the RCPCH states that “after two years of collaborative working with NHS colleagues and private sector partners, the RCPCH is pleased to announce its endorsement of the eRedbook: a digital initiative which sees the content and ethos of the Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) transferred to a more secure and easily accessible online format for parents and health professionals to use in the management of a child’s healthcare.” It is the first time in the UK that a Personal Health Record receives endorsement from a Royal College.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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CMS User Conference

The Sitekit CMS User Conference will take place on Thursday 20 November 2014 and will return to the centrally located Studio Venue in Birmingham.

The CMS User Conference is an annual event which is free to our CMS users. We aim to offer our customers a truly worthwhile experience in which they can shape the future of Sitekit CMS through interactive feedback sessions, gain new insights about topics that are of interest to them, and share experiences with others.

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by Wilf Prasher

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Health app developers and commissioners will work together to create rich and engaging apps for the Mi (more independent) platform at a hackathon in Liverpool on 8 September.

Mi is a health platform that will enable people to take charge of their health and wellbeing using self-care technology. Partners in Mi include Black Pear, Digital Life Sciences, Future Coders, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, Phillips, Red Ninja, Tunstall and Sitekit.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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eRedbook is recognised as a Distinguished Runner Up at the Nominet Internet Awards 2014 in the "Digital innovation in public services" category.

The Nominet Internet Awards are all about celebrating the best Britain has to offer online. The spectacular award show at the London Film Museum on 3 July was attended by numerous representatives of the UK’s most innovative companies. eRedbook director Daniel Moulin, and Sheila Dalby, Divisional Manager Children’s Services at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, were present on behalf of eRedbook.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Need to KnowA website we created for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, 'Need to Know', has won an IoIC (Institute of Internal Communication) Award of Excellence.

The Trust is still in the running to win the Class Winner prize: winners will be announced at the IoIC Awards Dinner & Presentation Ceremony on Friday 26th September.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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We are proud to announce that the eRedbook has been selected as a finalist at the prestigious EHI Awards 2014 in the Healthcare IT Product Innovation category. The eRedbook was awarded the position through a judging panel of healthcare industry experts.

EHI is one of the largest, most respected organisations in digital health. Their annual awards are presented at the Roundhouse in central London, awarding recognition to the great work performed by healthcare IT teams across the UK. We are extremely pleased to be a finalist and discover if we have won on Thursday 9 October 2014 – Fingers crossed!

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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Daniel Moulin, Director of Sitekit’s flagship Personal Health Record the eRedbook, will be presenting at the Health 2.0 exhibition

The eRedbook is the UK's first electronic Personal Child Health Record (ePCHR) and is a paper version of the 'Red book' that all new parents receive. The record contains information about a child's health, developments and immunisations, and is updated by both parents and health professionals.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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We're excited and proud to announce that our flagship Personal Health Record, the eRedbook, has been shortlisted to win a prestigious Nominet Internet Award in the "Digital innovation in public services" category.

The eRedbook is the UK's first electronic Personal Child Health Record and is a paper version of the 'Red book' that all new parents receive. The record contains information about a child's health, developments and immunisations, and is updated by both parents and health professionals.

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by Wilf Prasher

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hackathon

On the 2nd June we got together with our technical partners in Liverpool for the first Mi (More independent) hackathon. During this day-long event we explored with the Mi project partners how people would be using Mi, a digital ecosystem of apps and services to support people to live more independently in their own homes and neighbourhood.

The aim of the Hackathon was to develop use cases (a list of steps that describe what a user needs to be able to do to achieve a certain goal) for the Mi platform, portal and applications. We also wanted to start planning the next development phase.

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by Campbell Grant

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Sitekit has been chosen to create the Person Held Records (PHRs) and online marketplace for an innovative health partnership in Liverpool named Mi (More Independent). Mi is led by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and provides technology, gadgets and services to support people to live more independently and safely in their own homes.

Mi is funded by the Technology Strategy Board and is part of the dallas (Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles At Scale) programme. Mi is relevant to many people, including those with health needs, as well as to carers, families, socially isolated people -- anybody who needs a helping hand in life.   

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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After months of hard work and development, on 10 March 2014 we launched the latest version of our CMS: Sitekit CMS v10. The upgrade introduced a new, flatter interface, the ability to create and store your own related and organised data, events and more, plus a wealth of minor changes and improvements.

All websites have now been migrated to the latest version -- we're happy to say that they are all running smoothly and that early feedback has been very positive.

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by Madelon Kortenaar

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We are delighted to announce that we've been accepted into CGI's SME Accelerate programme, designed to use the agility of SMEs to bring creative and unique ideas to market.

CGI is a global IT business with nearly 68,000 employees, of which about 6,000 people work in the UK. Sitekit’s expertise in the domain of digital health and care is a perfect addition to their programme.

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by Campbell Grant

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Sitekit is delighted to welcome Systems Advisers Limited to Sitekit’s partner programme. The partnership consolidates Sitekit’s position as a domain leader in the development of robust Digital Health software architectures.

Systems Advisers Limited is an Edinburgh based international consultancy firm dedicated to enterprise and Service Oriented Architecture in the health and social care domain. It is led by Bob Jarvis, a world-recognised subject matter expert in the field of Systems Architecture and Integrated Digital Healthcare architectures. He is the principal author and co-developer of Microsoft’s  ‘Connected Health Framework’, comprehensive business and technical guidance and an enabling toolkit designed to make specification of such an architecture as straightforward as possible.

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