Stephen Mahood
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Kainos announces its Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 March 2016
Kainos is pleased to announce its Annual Results for the year ended 31 March 2016 – its first results as a public company. The announcement with highlights can be found here.
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Could Analytics Save The NHS?
The gap between what the NHS costs and what we actually give it is currently at a level of about thirty to forty billion pounds. To address the shortfall, most commentators talk about reducing spending by 30% – or even more. This is sobering stuff. And clearly, this scale of economy cannot be achieved by…
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Kainos team come in first place in 50km Mourne PLOD challenge, raising funds for Action Medical Research Charity
At midnight on Friday 21st June 2013 around 30 teams gathered in a dark and rainy Tollymore Forest car park to begin their quest to complete the “PLOD” – a challenging 50km hike through the Mourne Mountains – in order to raise money for Action Medical Research, a great children’s charity dedicated to improving the…
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Rolling up the sleeves for the Evolve Rapid Digital Clinics Programme
Working in the NHS is inspiring because I get to work with very talented individuals who really care about the solutions that we are implementing. Bringing the cumulative experience I have gathered over 3 years working in NHS Health Records (across Northern Ireland, England and Wales), it is a real pleasure to guide these focused…
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Beginning jQuery
Last month marked the release of my first fully published book, “Beginning jQuery”, after eight months of working on it. I was first approached back in July 2012 after Apress stumbled onto my JavaScript blog and thought I might be a good fit for writing a book. After a brief discussion we settled on jQuery as the topic…
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Putting Apps on Heroku
Recently I spent some time at home working on a tool for testing JavaScript regular expressions, which lives on: (and I’m sharing it on Github as well). Whilst the actual JavaScript is fairly straight forward, a couple of people asked about how I put it onto Heroku and it works, so I thought I’d…
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Early Thoughts on Windows 8: Farmhouse and Zen
This is the week that Windows 8 is released to the public. And this is the event that will unlock the launch of many new Windows 8 devices. So I thought it’d be a great time to discuss some of my early thoughts. Windows 8 is a radical change for Microsoft. It introduces two new…
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Cloud – Know your workload!
When designing architecture on a cloud platform it’s vital to understand the workload. Having a good understanding of the resources you require will mean greater efficiency and less waste.  Just because the cloud is ubiquitous and easy to use doesn’t mean it’s free – so wasted cloud resources cost money! To avoid wasted resource and its associated…
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From Paper to iPad: digitising patient records
Pre-history In 2008 Kainos signed contracts with Ipswich NHS, our first Trust in England, to develop a technology solution to convert half a million paper patient records to electronic patient records. Kainos designed a solution that scanned the paper records (digitised them) and stored them in a document management repository, using Meridio software. All fairly…
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Testing with CoffeeScript
I was recently approached by Efendi Books to be the inaugural author of the new “minibooks” series, titled “Testing with CoffeeScript”, which is available as a free download from the Efendi site. CoffeeScript is something that has rather divided the JavaScript community. As a language that is compiled into JavaScript, it tries to make writing…
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