Record sharing platform credited for saving patient’s life in Nottinghamshire -

Record sharing platform credited for saving patient’s life in Nottinghamshire

Record sharing platform credited for saving patient’s life in Nottinghamshire. A medical interoperability gateway (MIG) used by clinicians in Northamptonshire has been credited for saving one overdose patient’s life and reducing hospital admissions by one, per clinician per month. The Connected Nottinghamshire (CN) programme run by Nottinghamshire CCG has been using a MIG supplied by[…]

New research to study if phone usage can detect mental health relapse -

New research to study if phone usage can detect mental health relapse

New research to study if phone usage can detect mental health relapse. Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new research programme to understand if there are links with phone usage to detect and predict relapse in people suffering from a serious mental illness (SMI). The new study is to take place at[…]

Online GP consultation passes one million patient requests -

Online GP consultation passes one million patient requests

Online GP consultation passes one million patient requests. One million patient requests have been managed by GP practices using the askmyGP online consultation and workflow system since September 2018. The system is used by practices across the UK with a combined list size of 545,485. Clinicians at the practices use the system’s online triage tools[…]

Tech players warns health services about using outdated IT -

Tech players warns health services about using outdated IT

Tech players warns health services about using outdated IT. Digital health technology companies have sounded warnings about using outdated computer systems after Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said it takes 17 minutes for her computer to load. It came to light after her conversation with health and social care secretary Matt Hancock was played aloud to delegates at[…]

European space agency awards contract to Spirit Digital -

European space agency awards contract to Spirit Digital

European space agency awards contract to Spirit Digital. Spirit’s CliniTouch Vie to provide remote healthcare monitoring with tailored clinical interventions aligned with air quality monitoring. Spirit Digital, part of the innovative healthcare organisation Spirit Health Group, has been awarded a European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications and Space Solutions contract and funding to deliver real-time[…]

New brain stimulation treatment for depression -

New brain stimulation treatment for depression

New brain stimulation treatment for depression. Harley Street clinics are to offer patients a new medically approved brain stimulation headset to treat depression. The technology from medical device company Flow Neuroscience has been shown in independent clinical studies to have a similar impact to antidepressants but with fewer and less-severe side effects. The treatment is being trialled in[…]

Significant resource’ needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers -

Significant resource needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers

Significant resource needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers. “Significant resource” in both capital and running costs for technologies are needed to support primary care among dwindling numbers of GPs across the country, a report has found. The Nuffield Trust report, Delivering general practice with too few GPs, found a focus on technology that supports patient[…]

VR training system closes latest funding round -

VR training system closes latest funding round

VR training system closes latest funding round. Tern, the investment company specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that FundamentalVR, a virtual reality (VR) training and data analysis technology platform, has closed a £4.3 million Series A funding round, including a £500,000 convertible loan note conversion, with a post-money valuation of £11.3 million.[…]

Screen time and students’ mental health -

Screen time and students’ mental health

Screen time and students’ mental health. ‘As educators, we are in a position to teach our students how to use digital technologies responsibly.’ ©Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock The presence of digital technologies in the classroom is not a new phenomenon. Teachers have long recognised the educational and developmental benefits that may be derived from their use in schools.[…]

Technology can help in dealing with mental health issues -

Technology can help in dealing with mental health issues

Technology can help in dealing with mental health issues. Technology offers new ways of helping individuals cope with depression and other mental health issues. Photo: AFP Depression is widespread in Hong Kong, especially in these days of unrest. A recent study by a research team from the University of Hong Kong faculty of medicine has described[…]

Mental health support available for all NHS doctors and dentists -

Mental health support available for all NHS doctors and dentists

Mental health support available for all NHS doctors and dentists. All NHS dentists and doctors in Britain are now able to access 24/7 confidential support and advice through NHS Practitioner Health. Matt Hancock announced on 21 October that all NHS dentists and doctors have access to mental health services either in person or over the[…]

Electronic Prescription Service to be rolled out nationally next month -

Electronic Prescription Service to be rolled out nationally next month

Electronic Prescription Service to be rolled out nationally next month. All prescriptions in England are set to be digitised following the roll-out of the final stage of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) next month. The service will create a faster and more secure process for clinicians to prescribe and dispense medication, the Department of Health[…]

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019 -

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019. The world’s first ‘smart’ peak flow meter that connects to a smartphone and a software platform that turns exercise into video games are two of the cutting-edge technologies that will be showcased alongside a range of pioneering UK digital health innovations at MEDICA 2019.[…]

Tech will cut social care cost - but mean fewer home visits - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Tech will cut social care cost – but mean fewer home visits

Tech will cut social care cost – but mean fewer home visits. Essex County Council says monitoring will reduce the cost of adult social care but there will be fewer visits. Photo: Pixabay. A new scheme using digital technology to help support people to live independent lives in their own homes will save Essex County[…]

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology – designed for the healthcare industry -

HETT – designed for the healthcare industry

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology – designed for the healthcare industry. Matthew Gould to keynote as part of HETT’s unique programme designed by the healthcare industry for the healthcare industry – have you registered yet? HETT is the healthcare industry event to provide a unique platform for health and care professionals to share and solve the most pressing issues[…]

PET-CT services updated in the Thames Valley area -

PET-CT services updated in the Thames Valley area

PET-CT services updated in the Thames Valley area. On 3 September 2019, NHS England and improvement, Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , InHealth and Oxford University released a joint statement regarding an update on PET-CT services in the Thames Valley area. More lives are being saved by the NHSs commitment to detecting more cancers earlier. Scanning[…]

Digital tool helping to speed up hospital discharge for older people -

Digital tool helping to speed up hospital discharge for older people

Digital tool helping to speed up hospital discharge for older people. Finding older peoples’ care home in Kirklees with availability is now easier thanks to an online tracking tool. The Care Home Capacity Tracker was introduced in Kirklees in July 2018 by Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCGs and Kirklees Council, supported by NHS England.[…]

Apple to launch research app to allow users to privately submit health data -

Apple to launch research app to allow users to privately submit health data

Apple to launch research app to allow users to privately submit health data. Technology giant Apple has announced it is launching a research app which can allow users to have the option of privately contributing to health research by sharing data collected from their smartwatch. Via this new app, Apple is looking to conduct three[…]

Guy’s and St Thomas’ pharmacist develops app for medication questions

Guy’s and St Thomas’ pharmacist develops app for medication questions

Guy’s and St Thomas’ pharmacist develops app for medication questions.  A team from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has developed an app which provides patients with answers to common medication questions. MedTap provides answers to questions such as when and how to take pills, what to do about side effects, how to re-order more[…]

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors -

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors. Nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and doctors are being called on to become the face of the NHS App on social media and in their communities. England’s chief nursing officer (CNO), Ruth May, launched the drive to find ten NHS ambassadors to help advocate[…]

CCIO says better infrastructure and training needed to reap benefits of tech -

CCIO says better infrastructure and training needed to reap benefits of tech

CCIO says better infrastructure and training needed to reap benefits of tech. Better infrastructure, access to data and training for the workforce is needed to fully realise the benefits technology can bring in healthcare, a CCIO has said. Speaking during an NHSX panel discussion at NHS Expo, Ayesha Rahim, CCIO and deputy medical director at[…]

AI Lab will ‘train’ algorithms and develop frameworks, Hancock says -

AI Lab will ‘train’ algorithms and develop frameworks, Hancock says

AI Lab will ‘train’ algorithms and develop frameworks, Hancock says. The newly announced National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab will be used to “train” algorithms and develop “ethical” frameworks, Matt Hancock has said. Appearing via video at NHS Expo, the health secretary said the lab was part of a “major transformation” to improve digital health and patient experience. “[The[…]

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access -

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access. EMIS Health has cited a “huge increase” in patients using online GP services after registrations for Patient Access rose by a third in just over 12 months. According to EMIS, its Patient Access service has seen sign-ups increase from six million to eight million since[…]

CHIME launches UK chapter in ‘landmark agreement’ with BCS -

CHIME launches UK chapter in ‘landmark agreement’ with BCS

CHIME launches UK chapter in ‘landmark agreement’ with BCS. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has launched a UK chapter after signing a “landmark agreement” with British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT. The agreement means BCS members can access CHIME’s online materials and gain admission to the CHIME Healthcare CIO[…]

Female health app develops tool to identify PCOS -

Female health app develops tool to identify PCOS

Female health app develops tool to identify PCOS. Female health app Flo has announced it has successfully developed PCOS Health Assistant, a digital self-assessment tool to help identify the risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a health condition that impacts approximately one in 10 women of childbearing age and is the cause of[…]

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’. Creating a digital ward at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust has “empowered clinicians like they’ve never been empowered before”, a matron at the trust has said. Speaking at NHS Expo today (September 4), Dave Austin explained how the digital ward, which has been released as[…]

The best health tech for beating stress -

The best health tech for beating stress

The best health tech for beating stress. Rawpixel/Getty Images Our stress levels are on the rise. A 2018 survey showed 74 per cent of Brits had experienced stress that left them feeling unable to cope. Half of those people admitted feeling depressed as a result, and 37 per cent felt lonely. Almost half of the[…]

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? -

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness?

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? David Plans, BioBeats.  Technology entrepreneur David Plans knows first hand the risks of ignoring mental health. While going through security at Brussels Airport in 2003, he suddenly passed out, was rushed to hospital in an ambulance and flatlined in transit. “I was shocked back into life and given[…]

Medical device vulnerability scoring flaws put patients’ lives at risk -

Davey Winder: Medical device vulnerability scoring flaws put patients’ lives at risk

Davey Winder: Medical device vulnerability scoring flaws put patients’ lives at risk. In his latest column for Digital Health News, our cyber security specialist, Davey Winder, explores the complicated world of security rating systems for medical device vulnerabilities. In July, Digital Health reported how medical tech outfit Medtronic had identified a vulnerability in some of its insulin[…]

Tech time not to blame for teens' mental health problems -

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems. Study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes. Teenagers using smartphones (stock image). Credit: © Syda Productions / Adobe Stock A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and[…]

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The 'Climate Change' Of Health -

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The ‘Climate Change’ Of Health

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The ‘Climate Change’ Of Health. Concept of new life and birth abstract medical background.GETTY It’s official. Despite the incredible strides we’re seeing in science and technology, life expectancies are stalling or even falling in much of the developed world. Recent statistics from the Centers for  Disease Control show life expectancy has[…]

Transforming mental health services -

Transforming mental health services

Transforming mental health services. Paul Midgley, of Wilmington Healthcare, explores the NHS Long Term Plan’s strategy for tackling mental health conditions Mental health services have become a greater priority for the NHS in recent years, and they are increasingly seen as an area where demand can be reduced and greater efficiencies achieved. Policy changes began[…]

Mental health concerns on the rise for college students -

Mental Health Concerns on the Rise for College Students

Mental Health Concerns on the Rise for College Students. Is social media really to blame and how can college counseling help? Like thousands of students across the continent, tomorrow I’ll be heading back to school. For me this will (hopefully!) be for the very last time, as I enter my final pre-doctoral residency for my PhD. in[…]

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools -

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools. People with hearing and sight loss in West Yorkshire and Harrogate are to be trained to use digital health tools to make visiting the GP easier. The project is being run by mHabitat and was designed to find out more about the challenges faced[…]

Imperial College goes live with electronic document management system -

Imperial College goes live with electronic document management system

Imperial College goes live with electronic document management system. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has gone live with an electronic document management system (EDMS). The trust has selected IMMJ Systems Mediviewer, which allows hospitals to scan, index and archive paper medical records and access them through a user interface. MediViewer will also integrate with the[…]

Artificial intelligence ‘predicts fatal heart attacks up to 5 years in advance’ -

Artificial intelligence ‘predicts fatal heart attacks up to 5 years in advance’

Artificial intelligence ‘predicts fatal heart attacks up to 5 years in advance’. Artificial intelligence could be used to predict those at risk of a fatal heart attack up to five years in advance, new research has found. Experts at the University of Oxford have developed a “fingerprint”, or biomarker, using machine learning. The fat radiomic[…]

Full power of innovative technologies ‘will not be achieved’ in no-deal Brexit -

Full power of innovative technologies ‘will not be achieved’ in no-deal Brexit

Full power of innovative technologies ‘will not be achieved’ in no-deal Brexit.  The full power of innovative digital technologies “will not be achieved” if the UK crashes out of the European Union without a deal, TechUK has warned. It comes amid concerns there may be delays in sharing health data between the UK and the[…]

St Helens and Knowsley launches System C vitals in ‘big bang’ go-live -

St Helens and Knowsley launches System C vitals in ‘big bang’ go-live

St Helens and Knowsley launch System C vitals in ‘big bang’ go-live. St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have celebrated a successful go-live of System C’s CareFlow Vitals as part of its strategy of becoming a digital exemplar trust.  The roll-out of CareFlow Vitals represented the first time System C’s e-observations (e-obs) software[…]

First ‘digital’ baby born at West Cumberland Hospital -

First ‘digital’ baby born at West Cumberland Hospital

First ‘digital’ baby born at West Cumberland Hospital. The first baby born using entirely digital maternity notes in north Cumbria has been born at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. The new digital system replaces the traditional paper based system with notes being held digitally for staff and linking to a phone app so women no[…]

First of its kind community Diabetes Village opens for patients -

First of its kind community Diabetes Village opens for patients

First of its kind community Diabetes Village opens for patients. People registered with a Leicester GP practice and either living with type 2 diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes will soon be able to access a wide portfolio of support services all under one roof. A new diabetes village opened its doors at the[…]

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer -

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer.  Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a chief digital and partnership officer to its board. David Walliker, the current CIO of Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Royal Liverpool Hospital, will take up the new role at the end of October. As well as CIO duties,[…]

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care -

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care. Digital providers should be offered financial “incentives” to encourage them to “maximise their offerings”, according to Babylon. The digital-first provider also called for primary care IT infrastructure to be updated to allow Babylon GP at Hand’s technology to work seamlessly with existing systems. This[…]

What smartphones are doing to your teenager's mental health -

What smartphones are doing to your teenager’s mental health

What smartphones are doing to your teenager’s mental health. New research questions the connection between phones and mental health. How many times have you heard that screen time is bad for adolescent mental health? As a paediatrician, I’ve told many families that small amounts of screen time are fine, but large amounts of screen time[…]

Healthcare organisations offered funding to deploy Patients Know Best -

Healthcare organisations offered funding to deploy Patients Know Best

Healthcare organisations offered funding to deploy Patients Know Best.  Patients Know Best (PKB) has been selected by NHS England to support up to six areas to deploy its patient portal. The Innovation and Technology 2019/20 programme chose Patients Know Best (PKB) as an interoperable personal health record (PHR) tool, giving a number of healthcare organisations[…]

New tech to spot sepsis saves hundreds of lives -

New tech to spot sepsis saves hundreds of lives

New tech to spot sepsis saves hundreds of lives. The better use of digital technology has saved hundreds of people from sepsis in hospitals. Across the country there has been a large effort to eradicate sepsis by implementing a one hour diagnosis and treatment for the condition. This new “alert and action” technology uses algorithms[…]

Manchester LHCRE to invest £14.3m in integrated care tech -

Manchester LHCRE to invest £14.3m in integrated care tech

Manchester LHCRE to invest £14.3m in integrated care tech. The Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) programme in Manchester is investing over £14m in new tech to support integrated care and people living with long-term conditions. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is contributing up to £6.8m as part of the project, with a[…]

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service -

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service. Portsmouth has become the first area in the country to offer electronic prescriptions to all patients. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has piloted an update to the electronic prescription service (EPS), which allows prescriptions for all patients to be sent digitally. Previously it[…]

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming” -

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming”

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming”. Weight Watchers decision to launch Kurbo, a health coaching application aimed at younger people, has been described as alarming by the UK medical director for Liva Healthcare. Kurbo has been designed to “help kids and teens reach a healthier weight and build healthy habits”. It works by[…]

Out-of-area GP rules should be ‘withdrawn’. -

Out-of-area GP rules should be ‘withdrawn’.

Out-of-area General Practitioner rules should be ‘withdrawn’. Out-of-area GP registration rules should be “withdrawn” to prevent digital providers prioritising healthy patients, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said. The regulations “are not in line” with wider NHS England policy on population-based health management and are no longer required due to the rising number of telephone,[…]

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC -

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC. A message-based GP consultation app has been registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Docly allows patients to fill out a questionnaire about their symptoms and a GP is able to message them via the app to offer advice on suitable treatment and, if needed, send a prescription.[…]

CliniSys software to play major role in supporting new cervical screening service -

CliniSys software to play major role in supporting new cervical screening service

CliniSys software to play major role in supporting new cervical screening service. Leading lab tech provider announces that its software will support all of the eight hubs chosen to deliver the primary HPV programme. CliniSys is set to play a major role in supporting England’s primary HPV screening service,after securing contracts to provide its requesting[…]

Leicester’s Hospitals choose Nervecentre’s Next Generation EPR to power digital transformation -

Leicester’s Hospitals choose Nervecentre’s Next Generation EPR to power digital transformation

Leicester’s Hospitals choose Nervecentre’s Next Generation EPR to power digital transformation. One of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Nervecentre Software to deliver a Next Generation Electronic Patient Record (EPR) that harnesses mobile technology to achieve a best in class user experience for clinicians, and power its[…]

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests -

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests. Areas with worst air quality had 27% increase in bipolar disorder, analysis found. PA People who grow up in areas with poor air quality are more likely to develop depression and bipolar disorder in later life, a new study has suggested. Analysis of health data from millions of patients found a “significant link”[…]

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease -

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Future treatments for age-related dementia could involve mobile phone frequency electromagnetic fields, researchers at Nazarbayev University and the National Laboratory Astana investigate. The scientists are studying how radio frequency electromagnetic fields could be used in Alzheimer’s disease therapy, selecting a frequency of 918 MHz because it’s[…]

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019 -

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019. After an acclaimed initial run at Guildford School of Acting (University of Surrey) earlier this year, this fusion of cutting-edge technology, art, theatre, and education visits PLASA as it gears up for a nationwide rollout. A mental health installation by Mig Burgess will be at the[…]

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app -

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app. The provider-facing technology is expected to help predict when a person is drinking again. Beam Diagnostics is teaming up with tech company Excella to create an app that detects relapse in alcohol use disorder. The technology will specifically be targeted at helping providers predict when a patient[…]

Digital consultation service receives CQC accreditation -

Digital consultation service receives CQC accreditation

Digital consultation service receives CQC accreditation. Messaging-based consultation service Docly has received CQC accreditation and has subsequently launched across the UK. In the first weeks since its launch, Docly has provided 200 additional consultations to one practice alone. Barnaby Poulton, managing director of Docly, said: “We are rightly proud to be the first messaging-based digital consultation[…]

Digital diabetes prevention launched -

Digital diabetes prevention launched

Digital diabetes prevention launched. Digital support will be offered to people who are susceptible to Type 2 diabetes to prevent them from getting the condition. These thousands of people are being helped in this way as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The initial schemes are offering 24/7 online support and advice, and so[…]

Student startup aims to improve health care through technology -

Student startup aims to improve health care through technology

Student startup aims to improve health care through technology. IST junior Joel Seidel pairs with health policy and administration major Devanshi Agnihotri to form finalist team in Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program. Joel Seidel, a junior in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, is part of an interdisciplinary finalist team in Invent Penn[…]

Nearly 1 in 4 millennials hasn't had a physical in 5 years, survey says -

Nearly 1 in 4 millennials hasn’t had a physical in 5 years, survey says

Nearly 1 in 4 millennials hasn’t had a physical in 5 years, survey says. A new survey from Harmony Healthcare IT shows 23-to-38-year-olds eschewing traditional care and flocking to WebMD. Group of friends are enjoying a meal together. They are talking and laughing while eating their starters and drinking champagne. (Group of friends are enjoying[…]

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes -

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes. Credit: CC0 Public Domain As medicine becomes both bigger and more personalized, the need for massive databases of patient records, such as the 1 million person All of Us Research Program, become increasingly essential to fueling both new discoveries and translational treatments. But the looming,[…]

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025

Mental health software market 2019-2025. The global Mental Health Software market is comprehensively and Insightful information in the report, taking into consideration various factors such as competition, regional growth, segmentation, and Mental Health Software Market size by value and volume. This is an excellent research study specially compiled to provide the latest insights into critical aspects of the Mental[…]

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies -

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies. ADOBE From digital health startups to primary care groups, companies are increasingly branding themselves as tech companies first, health care companies second. Shunning ties to the mission-driven health care sector may seem counterintuitive at best and sacrilegious at worst. Yet for many new entrants, such an approach —[…]

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted. The cap on the number of patients that can register with GP at Hand in Birmingham could be lifted next month but only if the digital provider can address concerns over screening services. Babylon’s app was given the green light to expand to Birmingham in[…]

Are health app firms being transparent surrounding the use of personal data -

Are health app firms being transparent surrounding the use of personal data?

Are health app firms being transparent surrounding the use of personal data? Hayley Davis and Agatha Claridge, solicitors in the Commercial Technology team at Kemp Little, write about the concerns surrounding health apps and the use of personal data. A recent study published by the British Medical Journal has warned that many health apps may be selling[…]

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health -

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health. The immune system in action: a scanning electron microscope image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). Credit: Volker Brinkmann [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)]. Our understanding of how our psyche affects our immune system – and vice versa – has been limited. Until[…]

The potential effects for life sciences of an AI patent application -

The potential effects for life sciences of an AI patent application

The potential effects for life sciences of an AI patent application. After news emerged that a multi-disciplinary team led by the University of Surrey successfully filed the first ever AI patent applications for inventions autonomously created by AI without a human inventor, Ian Bolland caught up with team leader Professor Ryan Abbott about the potential knock-on effect[…]

Fact Fiction Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health -

Fact/Fiction: Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health?

Fact/Fiction: Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health? Old news, truthfully retold. This week we look at a new study looking at why frequent social media use was associated with greater psychological distress. It divided news outlets so we analyse who was right and who was wrong. How it was told We’re all still trying[…]

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform -

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform. The 2019 realLIST company is entering another partnership to expand its brand. Mental health platform NeuroFlow has been making moves this year. When we checked in with the 2019 realLIST company last month, the team had grown its staff to 26, was on pace to[…]

Ascenti launches revolutionary exercise and rehabilitation app PhysioNow -

Ascenti launches revolutionary exercise and rehabilitation app PhysioNow

Ascenti launches revolutionary exercise and rehabilitation app PhysioNow. Thousands of NHS and private patients set to benefit from round the clock guidance that will change the way musculoskeletal injury is treated nationwide. Currently 16.9% of the population in England, across all ages, have back pain; with 60-80% of adults likely to experience back pain in[…]

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis can it save them -

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis — can it save them?

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis — can it save them? Rebecca Maharaj, a mental health professional with Britain’s National Health Service, talks to a high school student in London in this July 4, 2019 file photo. — Thomson Reuters Foundation. LONDON — For the British teachers grappling with a mental health crisis in[…]

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably.  Christy and her son Christopher Christopher Stephens has haemophilia A – his body lacks a protein that makes blood clot. A simple graze can mean the two-year-old bleeds uncontrollably. To avoid this he needs treatment every few days with a drug put into his bloodstream via a[…]

The 4 NHS Digital foundations enabling today’s innovative health care -

The Four NHS Digital Foundations Enabling Today’s Innovative Health Care

The 4 NHS Digital foundations enabling today’s innovative health care. The UK’s National Health Service is helping health providers use machine learning and automation to detect skin cancer using a mobile app. But the emerging tech being used today required a strong digital foundation, years in the making and built on the scrapheap of a[…]

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems.

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems. NHS Digital is trialling the reasonable adjustment flag on patient records that alerts health and care staff if a patient has a learning disability and has specific requirements for care services. The reasonable adjustment flag is a national record that indicates whether adjustments are required for a[…]

How medical technology is making a big difference for your health

How medical technology is making a big difference for your health. The ability to connect with a physician online can make it easier to get diagnosed quickly, making the process more efficient for everyone involved. – stock.adobe.com Technology is an integral part of daily life, from constant entertainment at the fingertips to the ability to communicate[…]

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety. Scientists have found that increasing the levels of a molecule in a particular part of the brain can reduce anxious temperament in young monkeys. The finding sheds light on the origins of anxiety disorders and how it might be possible to devise early treatments for those at risk. Although there[…]

How chatbot technology can open up the world of published data -

How chatbot technology can open up the world of published data

How chatbot technology can open up the world of published data. NHS Digital is trialling chatbot software on its website to help clinicians and researchers find published data more easily. Programme manager David West offers insight into the technology pilot and its anticipated rewards. NHS Digital’s data is used and viewed by a diverse range[…]

UH Bristol to expand ‘teledermatology’ service in southwest England

UH Bristol to expand ‘teledermatology’ service in southwest England

UH Bristol to expand ‘teledermatology’ service in southwest England.  University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust plans to expand its telehealth dermatology service for patients in the South West of England.  The trust provides remote assistance for patients with skin problems that eliminates the need for them to attend hospital for appointments. Run by clinicians at[…]

A nudge in the right direction the challenges of patenting advanced wearables -

A nudge in the right direction: the challenges of patenting advanced wearables

A nudge in the right direction: the challenges of patenting advanced wearables. Featured in Med-Tech Innovation News: A new wearable technology uses nudge theory to match consumer products to an individual’s genotype and encourage better habits. But patenting such advanced technology isn’t easy, as Robert Lind, partner at legal and IP specialist Marks and Clerk explains.[…]

'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's

‘Spontaneous chemistry’ may drive Alzheimer’s

‘Spontaneous chemistry’ may drive Alzheimer’s. Despite decades of research, Alzheimer’s disease still holds many mysteries. A recent study asks whether spontaneous changes to the chemistry of proteins might help explain the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia; it currently affects an estimated 5.5 million people in the United States. As it[…]

Fast follower Royal Oldham digitises dietetic referrals -

Fast follower Royal Oldham digitises dietetic referrals

Fast follower Royal Oldham digitises dietetic referrals. The dietetic team at Royal Oldham Hospital has switched to digital referrals to reduce paper and improve patient safety. The team currently receive 180 adult dietetic referrals every month and, though they arrive electronically, they are processed manually. The programme involves standardising and digitising dietetic documentation at the hospital[…]

You can’t replace the GP with an algorithm – so don’t try to, Matt Hancock -

You can’t replace the GP with an algorithm – so don’t try to, Matt Hancock

You can’t replace the GP with an algorithm – so don’t try to, Matt Hancock. The government wants to replace NHS health screening with AI. But for many people, face-to-face consultations are a lifeline ‘Potentially removing face-to-face contact with GPs reeks of yet more cost-cutting.’ An older man gets his blood pressure checked in a[…]

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise awareness of dementia -

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise dementia awareness

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise dementia awareness. A SPEAKER at a North-East event aimed at raising dementia awareness has called for Government action to accelerate finding a cure. Anthony Horan, community speaker for Alzheimer’s Research UK – the country’s leading dementia research charity – will address the “Living With Alzheimer’s and[…]

WeChat apps are tackling China's hidden mental health crisis -

WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis

WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis. Nearly 90 per cent of Chinese people with a serious mental health disorder does not seek treatment. Now WeChat apps are helping address this deep cultural taboo. Credit Ilya Milstein As she came to the end of a master’s in social work at New York’s Columbia[…]

Accredited suppliers for electronic patient records launched by NHS -

Accredited suppliers for electronic patient records launched by NHS

Accredited suppliers for electronic patient records launched by NHS. A list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions has been published by the NHSX and NHS England. This gives purchasers in the NHS more security in their digitisation endeavours. A new section has been developed in the Health Systems Support Framework by NHS England[…]

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer -

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer. Picture courtesy – mdleast1The Football Association (FA) and mental health charity Heads Together have teamed up in an initiative to raise awareness of mental health issues. The ‘Heads Up’ campaign, spearheaded by the Duke of Cambridge aims to  show the UK that mental health is just as[…]

Case study - How MIG data is increasing efficiency in Bristol -

How MIG data is increasing efficiency in Bristol

Case study: How MIG data is increasing efficiency in Bristol. Access to GP and community care patient data via the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) is increasing healthcare efficiency and improving care quality for over a million people in the Bristol area. The Connecting Care Partnership has brought together a shared care record from across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire[…]

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How to ensure funding for healthtech in the NHS

How to ensure funding for healthtech in the NHS. Shane Tickell, CEO, IMS MAXIMS, writes about innovative ways to ensure funding for healthtech in the NHS. New prime minister Boris Johnson has generated headlines in recent weeks by promising a relatively small investment in 20 hospitals. He’d be better investing the same kind of money[…]

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks. A new app being trialled at Sheffield Children’s Hospital helps children manage their asthma as well as alerting parents to worsening symptoms. The Asthma+me App, a partnership between the hospital and Aseptika, allows the child, parent, or other family members to enter information about their[…]

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls. A Bucks trust has become the first to introduce a digital information sharing tool to protect women at risk of female genital mutilation. Milton Keynes University Hospital has implemented the Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing (FGM-IS) solution, which allows authorised health professionals in the region to[…]

Mental Health Software and Devices Market 2019 Global Industry Analysis - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental health software and devices market 2019

Mental Health Software and Devices Market 2019 Global Industry Analysis by Size, Challenges, Opportunities, Share, Growth, Trends, Competitive Landscape, Statistics and Regional Forecast To 2023. Mental Health Software and Devices Market – Overview The incorporation of technology has increased substantially and has gained widespread inclusion in the mental health domain. Reports that appraise the healthcare[…]

Cannabis and Mental Health - Social Anxiety Disorder -

Cannabis and Mental Health: Social Anxiety Disorder

Cannabis and Mental Health: Social Anxiety Disorder. Social anxiety may sound like something we all experience at times in life, and that is true. It is natural for a person to feel nervous or anxious in situations like being alone in a new place or going on a first date. But for those living with[…]

Fixing Our Broken Mental Health System - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Fixing our broken Mental Health System

Fixing our broken Mental Health System. It’s a great idea, but it’s not a way to stop mass shootings. After three mass shootings in the past week left 29 people dead, politicians resurrected a familiar narrative: The perpetrators were mentally ill, and the solution to the problem is to shore up our nation’s mental health[…]

New national AI laboratory introduced - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

New national AI laboratory introduced

New national AI laboratory introduced. The government’s announcement of a £250 million investment into artificial intelligence (AI) is very exciting and will solve some of the healthcare systems most difficult challenges. Although the UK is making leeway in the battle against cancer, the breakthroughs are only significant if early disease detection is made sooner rather[…]

Mental health services not bothering with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental health services “not bothering” with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse

Mental health services “not bothering” with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse. Findings come as charities, practitioners and leading experts call for the Domestic Abuse Bill to ensure all public services ask about domestic abuse. Mental health services across England are failing women by not asking about experiences of domestic abuse, according to new data published[…]

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024 - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024. The Mental Health Software And Devices Market research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The market report also calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of this report and[…]

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health. People are changing routes to work and imposing curfews on themselves to avoid stress from endless Brexit news coverage. WIRED Dwindling food supplies. The prime minister threatening another general election if there’s a vote of no confidence in his government. The prospect of day-long traffic[…]

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs. Future policies need to encourage the adoption of digital solutions to ease patient demand on GPs, the director of the Digital Healthcare Council has said. Simply “peddling faster” to keep up with demand is unsustainable, Graham Kendall told Digital Health News. Instead, smarter solutions like[…]

Mobile app helps increase detection rate of acute kidney injury - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mobile app helps increase detection rate of acute kidney injury

Mobile app helps increase detection rate of acute kidney injury. Detection of one of the biggest killers in the NHS has been cut from hours to minutes at the Royal Free Hospital in London thanks to the introduction of a new mobile app. That is one of the key findings of an evaluation of Streams[…]

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy. Mental health awareness has risen enormously in recent years. Celebrities from athlete Michael Phelps to Prince Harry and pop star Lady Gaga have spoken publicly about their mental health struggles and the stigma surrounding them. But business has been slow to react – particularly[…]

Could music festivals be good for your health -

Could music festivals be good for your health?

Could music festivals be good for your health?. Many festival-goers get up early to take part in workshops and classes. Millions of people around the world go to music festivals each year. At one time, they were seen as encouraging heavy drinking and drug-taking while providing poor facilities and bad food. But now organisers are[…]

Mental Health Disorders Are Not Like Measles, Which Makes It Difficult To View Them Using A Medical Lens -

Mental Health Disorders Are Not Like Measles, Which Makes It Difficult To View Them Using A Medical Lens

Mental health disorders are not like measles, which makes it difficult to view them using a medical lens. With two recent mass homicides, one by someone who endorsed “white supremacist” views and one that supported “Antifa” violence, the search is on for commonality between two people in opposition to each other in many ways. One[…]

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health. Matt Hancock delivered a speech at the Bright Blue and Barnado’s conference last month titled ‘Left to their own devices?’ He spoke about the impact social media has on the mental health of the youth and about the topics discussed when the largest social media companies came together[…]

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust launches pioneering app for increased staff engagement - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust launches pioneering app for increased staff engagement

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust launches pioneering app for increased staff engagement. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has rolled out an app from Ryalto designed to improve the working and professional lives of its healthcare staff. Croydon NHS Trust is now offering all of its 3,800 workers access to Ryalto –a platform that enables healthcare[…]

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum.  The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will offer digital therapy training as part of its curriculum, marking the first offering of its kind from a UK university. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is part of the NHS Long Term plan and aims to provide an[…]

Infographic The use of mobile devices in healthcare - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Infographic: The use of mobile devices in healthcare

Infographic: The use of mobile devices in healthcare. This infographic looks into how mHealth apps are currently transforming healthcare delivery across the world. We are living in an age when an ever-growing number of professions are using technology in their work, and the healthcare sector is no exception to this. In fact, recent years have[…]

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery.  Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals has launched a virtual tour to give young patients an interactive experience of wards before they have surgery. The Little Journey App includes a virtual reality doctor, nurse and anaesthetist, and gives a tour of the children’s day ward, anaesthetics room and[…]

'I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms'

‘I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms’

‘I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms’   Bailey Davis died after a sudden asthma attack Eight-year-old Bailey Davis only ever showed mild symptoms of asthma, but in 2017, without warning, he suffered an acute attack, collapsed and died. His mother Nicki Davis is keen to warn others[…]

Family raising money in fight over medical treatment for daughter

Family raising money in fight over medical treatment for daughter Tafida Raqeeb, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in February (Family handout/PA)  A couple who want to take their seriously ill daughter to Italy for treatment after UK doctors said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die have asked people to[…]

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Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years

 Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years.  Australia has been ‘pretty slow’ to realise the benefits of psychedelic therapy involving magic mushrooms or MDMA, Mind Medicine Australia says. Photograph: Juris Kraulis/Alamy Psychedelic therapy involving magic mushrooms or MDMA to treat mental illnesses could be five years away from regulator[…]

Technology will revolutionise mental health care - but only if we put people at the centre -

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre.

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre. Claudia Martinez is Research Manager at independent public services think tank, Reform. She recently authored a paper on the potential of data-driven technology for mental healthcare. Recent years have seen increased interest in the use of artificial intelligence and other[…]

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019.v1

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019.  The Global Mental Health Software And Devices Market Report provides a complete analysis of the market. The Report focuses on manufacturers, suppliers, segmentation according to the application, major players, customers, opportunities, future road map, and furthermore. The competitive data type analysis includes capacity, market share,[…]

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project. Teamwork: (back left) Bronwyn Rich, Joanne Hollis, Michael Daley, Madeline Ganino, Laura Walker (front) Rebecca Williams, Josh Suidgeest, Deb Collins and Nicole McIntosh brainstorm ideas for the app. A Port Macquarie group aims to harness technology to help people with lived experience of mental[…]

Ebola: How a disease is prevented from spreading

Ebola: How a disease is prevented from spreading Marie Roseline Darnycka Belizaire (L) helps to lead WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WHO For health workers on the frontlines of the battle against Ebola, time means everything. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency in[…]

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches -

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches. VR street environment. OXFORD VR The first large-scale trial of virtual reality therapy for serious mental health conditions has been launched in the U.K. Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with gameChange, a £4 million project funded by U.K. National Institute of Health Research,[…]

How technology can help a GP’s work-life balance - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

How technology can help a GP’s work-life balance

How technology can help a GP’s work-life balance. Dr Sarwat Hassan, NHS doctor and partner of Chobham and West End, Surrey and Woking GP practices, explains how technology is helping her solve the stress of childcare issues this summer. As a GP and surgery partner, I am incredibly fortunate to have a job I love,[…]

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health 2

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health?

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health? We have all heard about the global state of our mental health. It’s mentioned quite frequently everywhere. In the press. By family and friends. Celebrities have been talking about it as well. Michael Phelps is a known advocate. The list is endless. While it’s commendable that[…]

New blood pressure drug approach ‘may prevent more heart attacks and strokes’

New blood pressure drug approach ‘may prevent more heart attacks and strokes’

New blood pressure drug approach ‘may prevent more heart attacks and strokes’   A new blood pressure drug approach may prevent more heart attacks and strokes, according to a study (Anthony Devlin/PA)  A third more heart attacks and strokes could be prevented in the UK if the way blood pressure drugs are prescribed is changed,[…]

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting Kellie Armstrong took this picture in the foyer of the hotel:KELLIE ARMSTRONG The Department of Health (DH) has apologised for postponing a public engagement on reshaping stroke care because too many people turned up. The meeting was due to take place in the Strangford Arms Hotel in Newtownards,[…]

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners. NHS-approved online mental wellbeing service Good Thinking has partnered with My Possible Self to provide Londoners with free tools for tackling stress, anxiety and depression. My Possible Self is a smartphone app that offers techniques for helping reduce stress and anxiety. The app offers self-help learning modules[…]

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding. Eight organisations, including those supporting low-income families and survivors of domestic abuse, are to share £370,000 to develop tech ideas for good causes. The money is being handed out through Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Tech for Good Fund. Those to be awarded charity tech grants include Alexandra Rose Charity, which supports families[…]

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges -

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges. Medical device company Flow, creators of a medically approved treatment for depression has raised $1.5 million in an investment round led by Khosla Ventures to tackle mental health challenges. The investment will be used to support Flow’s European rollout, introduce Flow to healthcare clinics, and fund[…]

NHSX at the forefront of future technology - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

NHSX at the forefront of future technology

NHSX at the forefront of future technology. NHSX officially launched on 1 July 2019. Their core ambition is to reduce the pressure on clinicians and staff so that they can focus more on patients. Patient safety across the NHS will be of utmost importance and productivity within the NHS will be improved with digital technology.[…]

Interoperability named highest priority for NHS IT chiefs two years running - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Interoperability named highest priority for NHS IT chiefs two years running

Interoperability named highest priority for NHS IT chiefs two years running. Interoperability has been cited as the highest priority for NHS IT Leaders for a second year in a row, according to the findings of the 2019 NHS IT Leadership Survey. It was identified as the number one concern by 78% of NHS IT leaders[…]

Healthtech firms collaborate in social wellbeing bid -

Healthtech firms collaborate in social wellbeing bid

Healthtech firms collaborate in social wellbeing bid. Patients Know Best (PKB) and HealthUnlocked have signed a partnership agreement in a bid to improve social wellbeing for patients. The partnership which will see HealthUnlocked’s eSocial Prescription capability integrated with PKB’s digital platform is set to make it easier for healthcare professionals to offer their patients more[…]

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach. Docly has announced it is to align with NHS England and NHS Innovation’s approach to rethink work-life balance for overburdened GPs. The company offers messaging-based consultations to provide an alternative to video visits and are an integral part of the digital/virtual primary care ecosystem, keeping the[…]

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected. The building had been home to Denbighshire social services Plans for a private hospital in Rhyl for people with mental health issues have been rejected by councillors. Backers said the 61-bed facility at former council offices on Brighton Road would have created 150 jobs. North Wales Police raised[…]

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides -

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides. A court hears the woman – when she was mentally capable of making decisions – had said she would not want to live with cancer. Doctors said there was a 50% chance the woman would be cured with chemotherapy. File pic A judge has[…]

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people. Young people at risk of suicide now have access to clinically-proven digital tools thanks to a new partnership between health app evaluation organisation ORCHA and charity Papyrus. ORCHA has provided the mental health charity with a microsite to allow young people to manage their own[…]

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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[…]

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health. The World Health Organization has now classed workplace burnout as an official medical diagnosis. Credit: BioBeats  An estimated one in four people worldwide experience a mental health problem at some point in their life, with most of them spending around a third of their life at[…]

How the NHS new robot army could stimulate the British economy post Brexit -

How the NHS’ new robot army could stimulate the British economy post Brexit

How the NHS’ new robot army could stimulate the British economy post Brexit. Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, Healthcare UK champion, co-founder of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and leading physician, entrepreneur and technologist shares his views on how AI, robotics and digital health are set to transform the UK economy. A new era in medical care and[…]

Technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment

Introducing technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment

Introducing technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment. If a new technology specialist position is incorporated into mental health services, not only might patients gain a greater sense of control over their health, but clinical processes could be made more efficient with the introduction of data-driven technology tools, researchers suggested[…]

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[…]

One-click function for SCR introduced for community pharmacists - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

One-click function for SCR introduced for community pharmacists

One-click function for SCR introduced for community pharmacists. Community pharmacists can now access patient information more easily after a one-click function was introduced to the Summary Care Record (SCR). The function allows pharmacy professionals logged in on their Smartcard to click straight through to a selected patient’s SCR, without having to log in separately and[…]

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs - The Mandatory Tra

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs. Also: Olive adds Clinc’s conversational AI to its backend automation tool; Researchers see patients and families turning to the web for medical info. Smart diaper detects UTIs. Purdue University researchers have developed a disposable, urinary tract infection-detecting sensor that is self-powered and[…]

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership - The Mandatory Train

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership. New partnership between Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Alcidion will help realise the trust’s ambition to be a self-made digital exemplar through industry-leading product suite and support Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is to enhance its digital maturity through a[…]

Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing

Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing

 Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing. The media has been all agog over the last few weeks with news that Facebook Inc. is launching a cryptocurrency of its own called Libra, backed by blockchain technology. Unlike the blockchain-based Bitcoin, which is a roller-coaster, Libra will be backed by a basket of fiat currencies.[…]

Surgeons in North East first to use robotic arm in knee replacements - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Surgeons in North East first to use robotic arm in knee replacements

Surgeons in North East first to use robotic arm in knee replacements. Surgeon’s in the North East are among the first in the country to use robotics technology to perform knee replacements. Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is nationally recognised for cutting edge robotic surgery, offering it in seven different clinical specialities. The latest clinical[…]

New portal created to support development, adoption of health tech in the UK - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

New portal created to support development, adoption of health tech in the UK

New portal created to support development, adoption of health tech in the UK. The resource was developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and partner organisations. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched this week an online resource to support the development and adoption of health technologies in[…]

Medical groups warn climate change is a health emergency -

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[…]

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately -

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Doctors at the  Franciscan Health Cancer Center are being trained on robotic technology that will more accurately locate cancer and find it sooner. The doctors said they’re the first in the state to use the Auris Health Monarch Platform, a navigation[…]

Global Mental health Technology Market is expected to Boom Worldwide by 2024 -

Global mental health technology market is expected to boom worldwide by 2024

Global mental health technology market is expected to boom worldwide by 2024. Latest Survey on Mental health Technology Market:- Global Mental health Technology Market has been brewing up and influencing the international economy with respect to revenue, growth rate, sale, market share, and size. The Global Mental health Technology Market research report provides a rational explanation to the reader[…]

Sensyne Health partnership to accelerate AI data-driven drug discovery - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Sensyne Health partnership to accelerate AI data-driven drug discovery

Sensyne Health partnership to accelerate AI data-driven drug discovery. Sensyne Health, Evotec, OSI and the University of Oxford have created a new partnership called LAB10x to accelerate data-driven drug discovery powered by AI. Evotec SE a global drug discovery and development company, the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation Ltd and Oxford Sciences Innovation aim[…]

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women 1

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women. Photo credit: University of Missouri-Columbia 3-D technology has transformed movies and medical imaging, and now it might be able to help young women better appreciate their bodies. Virginia Ramseyer Winter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the MU Center for Body[…]

End of glasses Ground-breaking technology sees major trial success - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

End of glasses? Ground-breaking technology sees major trial success

End of glasses? Ground-breaking technology sees major trial success. A GROUND-BREAKING technique to correct poor eyesight could spell the end of spectacles for millions. The six-minute process sees a piece of donor eye tissue implanted on to the front of a patient’s eyeball, which reflects light to the retina at the back of the eye.[…]

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent 1

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent. Associate Professor Niranjan Bidargaddi. Credit: Flinders University The MINDtick app was developed in South Australia by Flinders University and mental health technology developer goAct to assist with the early and accurate diagnosis and management of mental illness by allowing access to a person’s smartphone data. The app[…]

New funding mandate for UK health tech to be introduced in 2020, says health minister Nicola Blackwood

New funding mandate for UK health tech to be introduced in 2020

New funding mandate for UK health tech to be introduced in 2020. A new funding mandate for health tech will be introduced in 2020, according to health minister Nicola Blackwood. Speaking at the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) conference in London yesterday (13 June), the Baroness said it was important to ensure the life[…]

Mental Health And Technology On Campus -- A Productive Combination - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental Health And Technology On Campus — A Productive Combination?

Mental Health And Technology On Campus — A Productive Combination? TWEET THIS Technology does not have to be the demon in this story; rather, it can also be a key to addressing the devastating and costly effects of mental health issues among young adults. Each year, more than 20% of college students worldwide report a mental health[…]

Healthcare leaders gather together to discuss hot topics at the Excellence In Healthcare event today 1

Healthcare leaders gather together to discuss hot topics at the Excellence In Healthcare event today

Healthcare leaders gather together to discuss hot topics at the Excellence In Healthcare event today. Health Tech Digital  Today we are at a luxurious Georgian country house hotel at the gateway to the Peak District with healthcare professionals from around the region to speak about hot topics in the UK Healthcare sector at the Excellence[…]

Femtech flourishing how women-led health technology is changing the sector for good - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Femtech flourishing: how women-led health technology is changing the sector for good

Femtech flourishing: how women-led health technology is changing the sector for good. From kegels apps to feminist chatbots, digital solutions led by women aim to improve periods, pregnancy and mental health. The femtech boom is finally changing the face of the women’s healthcare industry. Photograph: lolostock/Getty We know that technology has historically been a field[…]

Patient outcomes improved by AI and technology - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Patient outcomes improved by AI and technology

Patient outcomes improved by AI and technology. At the CogX the festival of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technology on 12 June 2019, Baroness Blackwood gave a speech about how the UK is busy implementing its plans for the NHS Healthtech.At the CogX the festival of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technology on 12 June[…]

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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[…]

Echo, the medication management app, has been acquired by LloydsPharmacy-owner McKesson - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Echo, the medication management app, has been acquired by LloydsPharmacy-owner McKesson

Echo, the medication management app, has been acquired by LloydsPharmacy-owner McKesson. Echo, the U.K. startup that offers an app to help you manage your medication and order repeat prescriptions for delivery, has been acquired by healthcare company McKesson, owner of LloydsPharmacy. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. However, I understand the buyout sees all of[…]

Spotting mental health issues in schoolchildren 1

Spotting mental health issues in school children

Spotting mental health issues in school children. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA The news that Theresa May is focusing on mental health training for teachers (Report, 17 June) left me speechless. As I read on in the paper about the failure of NHS care for children with autism, the closure of Sure Start centers, and the government’s weak[…]

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Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol. GETTY IMAGES Women know too little about alcohol’s role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests. Only one in five women attending a breast cancer clinic knew it was a risk factor. But alcohol consumption is estimated to be responsible for 5-11% of cases.[…]