What is Boolean Search?

Posted on 5th February 2016 by Ben Edge

  In this blog post we look at “What is Boolean Search?”, identifying its origin and the impact Boolean operators have on a search string. Hopefully by the end of this blog post you’ll have a better understanding of Boolean search and you’ll be able to improve the quality of your searches on Google and… Read more »

Big Data and IoT: How Can They Improve Our Health?

Posted on 28th January 2016 by Alex Roden

Big Data and IoT Big Data and IoT (Internet of Things) are appearing in an increasing number of conversations about technology and healthcare in 2016, but what do these terms mean? More importantly, how can they help us improve our health? Xenon Health describe the IoT as ‘a phenomenon through which the operational aspects of the… Read more »

What is the Internet of Everything?

Posted on 22nd January 2016 by Ben Edge

  As the Internet of Things (commonly abbreviated to IoT) has now become a part of the mainstream in our society, this blog is dedicated to looking at the less well-known, yet even bigger picture concept – the Internet of Everything (yes, you guessed it – it’s abbreviated to IoE). Many of you are probably… Read more »

Big Data & Marketing – What Marketers Must Know

Posted on 15th January 2016 by Ben Edge

  Marketing has historically been a tricky subject when measuring and understanding the impacts and outcomes of its activities – often the difficulty relates to being able to quantify the results of marketing efforts. However, with more data available than ever before and more marketing solutions flooding the market than you can shake a stick… Read more »

Junior Doctors and Jeremy Hunt: the Strikes Begin

Posted on 12th January 2016 by Alex Roden

Strikes ensue as junior doctors and Jeremy Hunt continue to clash Back in October, amidst the initial disagreements between junior doctors and Jeremy Hunt, we considered the implications that the Health Secretary’s plans for restructuring junior doctor contracts would have on the NHS. At the end of 2015, the nation saw a brief reprieve in… Read more »

Saving the NHS by Beginning to Save Ourselves

Posted on 8th January 2016 by Alex Roden

  2016 is set to be the year of health – healthy bodies, healthy minds, and a healthy NHS that will feel relieved of some of its recent pressures. This January, as with every other January in recent history, many of us will have resolved to be a fitter, healthier version of ourselves; to join… Read more »

2015: A Successful Year for Connexica!

Posted on 18th December 2015 by Alex Roden

As we find ourselves nearing the end of December – and frantically questioning where the whole year has gone! – we thought it was about time to stop and appreciate everything that we have achieved at Connexica this year and all of the people who have made our successes possible! Below we have outlined just… Read more »

Season’s Greetings for the NHS!

Posted on 18th December 2015 by Alex Roden

NHS under pressure ‘Hospitals have never been so busy,’ stated Nick Triggle, BBC’s Health Correspondent, as the NHS reaches the end of another long year. With an aging population and an onset of long-term lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, the NHS’s resources are already being significantly stretched. It is now common knowledge that NHS England… Read more »

Healthcare Technology Trends for 2016

Posted on 17th December 2015 by Alex Roden

What are the healthcare technology trends predicted for 2016? The technological innovations of the last year are having a huge impact on the increasing investment into new technologies within the NHS. As we look back on last year’s developments, we thought it would be fitting to consider the various challenges facing the NHS and what… Read more »

Top Technology Trends 2016

Posted on 3rd December 2015 by Ben Edge

It’s that time of the year again. Where we come together at the end of the year, sit down and look back on the biggest developments and major breakthroughs of the year to identify the prominent trends that will be in the spotlight next year… …Fortunately Gartner have already done a lot of this work… Read more »

The NHS Five Year Forward View – One Year In

Posted on 24th November 2015 by Alex Roden

Five Year Forward View – where are we now? Now entering the second year of Simon Stevens’ Five Year Forward View, we are finally beginning to see a broad consensus on what the future of health care is supposed to be. There’s a recognition that health services need to be organised around the needs of… Read more »

EHI Live 2015 – 3 Key Takeaways

Posted on 13th November 2015 by Ben Edge

For those of you who don’t know – EHI Live is the UK’s largest digital health exhibition aimed at eHealth professionals who have a vested interest in information within healthcare. Its purpose – to bring together eHealth professionals to engage and encourage debate around particular trends and topics spawning from the area of health informatics…. Read more »

Big Data and Jeremy Hunt’s Junior Doctor Crisis

Posted on 30th October 2015 by Alex Roden

The amount of data created and collected on a daily basis is growing exponentially, characterised accurately as ‘Big Data.’ Every minute, 300 hours of new video are uploaded to YouTube, Instagram users like 1,736,111 photos, Facebook users like 4,166,667 posts and 51,000 apps are downloaded by Apple users. These figures are continuing to grow, and… Read more »

NHS England July Statistics – Infographic

Posted on 14th October 2015 by Emma Ordidge

With an NHS facing increasing scrutiny and pressure from the public, we have utilised our own search powered business analytic solution CXAIR, to provide you with the most recently published statistics from NHS England in an easily digestible infographic. Just click the image to zoom in!

Analysis outside the box

Posted on 12th October 2015 by Emma Ordidge

The following Blog was written by Richard Lewis Managing Director of Connexica  The great explorers such as Marco Polo, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus and Dora the Explorer all stretched the boundaries and went beyond the norm. These people found things out. Discovered new places, new things, new tastes, and smells and went where others… Read more »