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Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge. Healthcare is lacking a “knowledge base” that technology could provide to enable better care, a chief clinical information officer (CCIO) has said. Great Ormond Street Hospital CCIO, Shankar Sridharan, said businesses were already ahead in collecting data to provide better customer service, and healthcare needed to do[…]

Listeria outbreak: One of five killed after eating sandwich is identified

Listeria outbreak: One of five killed after eating sandwich is identified. Five people are suspected to have died after eating pre-packed sandwiches and salads at NHS hospitals. There has been a listeria outbreak at several hospitals One of the victims of the listeria outbreak at UK hospitals is a businessman who ate a contaminated sandwich, according[…]

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models. Innovaccer, which develops data tools to help health systems with accountable care and population health management, has published a new research paper focused on the ways advanced machine learning algorithms can improve risk models to better predict the future cost of care. WHY IT[…]

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Technology is transforming mental health treatment

Technology is transforming mental health treatment. Woffington House is introducing its residents to tech – and helping them connect with younger people. Photograph: Francesca Jones/Guardian Digital technologies should have much to contribute to tackling mental health conditions. Treatment can take place remotely and some patients may prefer to discuss problems through a screen rather than[…]

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Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’

Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’. As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as “a health emergency.” The new climate[…]

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Professor Dame Sally Davies will become UK special envoy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and details announced on funding UK’s work in global fight against AMR. Public Health Minister Seema Kennedy has confirmed the government will be retaining the world-leading expertise of outgoing Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame[…]

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How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace?

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace? 59% of UK adults experience stress at work, here Natasha Bougourd from TSG highlights how technology can be used to support mental health. When combined, technology and mental health often generate negative headlines. There’s plenty of published reports displaying evidence that helps to reinforce[…]

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‘Alexa, call 999’: Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest, researchers say

‘Alexa, call 999’: Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest, researchers say. ‘These devices have amazing capabilities that we can take advantage of,’ says scientist. Amazon’s Echo device could be soon be used to automatically alert paramedics to a patient in cardiac arrest, say scientists (Reuters). Digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa could soon[…]

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‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime

‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime. Photograph by: Ministry of Justice successful Community Sentence Treatment pilots to be rolled out to 9 more courts in 2 new areas cutting edge virtual technology to streamline prison healthcare and reduce pressure on prison and NHS staff first ever Health and Justice Plan to be[…]

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach -

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach. How best to untangle the Gordian knot that is navigating your own healthcare? It’s a tricky question, and one that seems to have become only more complicated as technology improves, in many regards — systems don’t necessarily speak to one another, and it’s[…]

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Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients

Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients. Baroness Blackwood spoke at the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) UK Market Conference. Good morning – it is brilliant to be here with you all today. I’m here to talk about something we all care about: healthtech. Because I know you all share my ambition[…]

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption. Digital health technologies, including mobile health (mhealth) and digital therapeutics (DTX), are developing at an increasing pace, providing the NHS with new opportunities to improve health and social care. Both the NHS Long Term Plan and the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision look to harness these new technologies. As a result, a[…]

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed' - MTG UK

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service ‘failed’

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service failed. BBC News NI Health Correspondent An investigation into how a whistle blower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials has found the wrong conclusions were reached. The concerns were on the adequacy of searches in 2004 on Western Health Board premises for documents relating to the hyponatraemia inquiry. The[…]

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests. Researchers say working eight hours has same positive impact as full-time employment Shifting from unemployment to employment reduced people’s risk of falling into the ‘poorest mental health’ category by 30%, the study found. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters The benefits of employment on mental health[…]

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New website to be launched to help young people access mental health

New website to be launched to help young people access mental health. A new website is set to be launched this autumn, dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire. The new website will be a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the many mental health support services[…]

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest - Independent - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest. Tens of thousands of 10-17 year olds seeking help turned away from NHS trusts because problems not deemed ‘serious’ enough, warns Children’s Society A report by the Children’s Society finds that 60 per cent of children referred to mental health services in 2017 were not treated[…]