These are the new money transfer rules you’ll have to follow from 30 June -

These are the new money transfer rules you’ll have to follow from 30 June

These are the new money transfer rules you’ll have to follow from 30 June. Transferring money from your bank account to friends, family and other payees is going to change slightly from the end of this month, as part of new anti-fraud safety measures. Six major UK banks are to introduce new rules in an[…]

New test and trace system falls short on roll-out of contact-tracing app

New test and trace system falls short on the roll-out of the contact-tracing app. The government has today launched a new test and trace service to slow the spread of coronavirus – but it does not include a date for the roll-out of the contact tracing app. From today, anyone who tests positive for the[…]

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’ -

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’. A portion of data collected by the NHS contact-tracing app will be kept for research purposes when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, NHSX has confirmed. Concerns about privacy and the use of data have been rampant since it was announced central NHS would be[…]

Information Governance – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

Information Governance - E-Learning Courses - CPDUK Accredited Information Governance - E-Learning Courses with Certificates - CPDUK Accredited. LearnPac Systems is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private and charity sectors. Information governance e-learning courses involves management of information[...]
Connected Nottinghamshire launches digital ‘front door’ for local services -

Connected Nottinghamshire launches digital ‘front door’ for local services

Connected Nottinghamshire launches digital ‘front door’ for local services. Connected Nottinghamshire has partnered up with Patients Know Best (PKB) to connect their population to the information and services they need all in one place.  The digital transformation programme, set up by the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS), is the first to integrate with[…]

Digital Health Rewired Leadership Summit – here is what to expect -

Digital Health Rewired Leadership Summit – here is what to expect

Digital Health Rewired Leadership Summit – here is what to expect. Inspirational keynotes and lively panel discussions on a variety of topics await the attendees of this year’s Digital Health Rewired Leadership Summit 2020. Throughout the day the Digital Health News team will be reporting on the themes and concerns raised by the NHS IT[…]

The Anatomy of a Modern eLearning Course -

The Anatomy of a Modern eLearning Course

The Anatomy of a Modern eLearning Course. If you are a training manager, you have seen it develop for quite some time now. Your learner profile is slowly but surely changing. You now see many more members of Generation Y at the workplace and taking your training programs. These are the Millennials or the modern[…]

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Early years apps approved to help families kick start learning at home

Early years apps approved to help families kick start learning at home. Parents are set to benefit from new technology to support their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve reading, writing and speaking. Following a competition to find the best educational apps for parents to engage young children in learning[…]

Patient data sent to global drug companies ‘may not be anonymous’ -

Patient data sent to global drug companies ‘may not be anonymous’

Patient data sent to global drug companies ‘may not be anonymous’ The data of millions of NHS patients’ sent to international drugs companies may not be anonymous, experts in the field have claimed. Privacy campaigners have labelled it a “gross betrayal of trust”, arguing that simply following the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) anonymisation code of[…]

Health Foundation to explore impact of data analytics and technology -

Health Foundation to explore impact of data analytics and technology

Health Foundation to explore the impact of data analytics and technology. The Health Foundation will begin exploring the impact of data analytics and technology on health and care in the UK. The independent charity has launched its Data Analytics for Better Health strategy, which aims to tackle real-world problems that affect people’s health and develop[…]

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership -

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership. Health Data Research UK has launched a new opportunity for organisations to improve patient care through analysing large-scale data. The work will include up to four projects and a new partnership that will integrate with Health Data Research UK’s (HDRUK) existing research programmes. The Better Care[…]

Digital health and wellness continues to grow at CES 2020 -

Digital health and wellness continues to grow at CES 2020

Digital health and wellness continue to grow at CES 2020. Digital health and wellness feature heavily at CES 2020, the gigantic consumer technology show that takes over Las Vegas this week and will be attended by around 170,000 people. Away from the latest in high-end entertainment hardware and gadgets, peripherals and tech innovation from every[…]

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff. Paul Davis, VP for UK and Northern Europe at Scandit explores how computer vision and augmented reality are improving patient care and removing the need for the NHS to commit to largescale technology investments. The NHS Long Term Plan, published earlier this year, outlines the importance of technology in[…]

Privacy organisation raises concerns over NHS and Amazon deal - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Privacy organisation raises concerns over NHS and Amazon deal

Privacy organisation raises concerns over NHS and Amazon deal. A privacy organisation has raised concerns about the NHS’ partnership with Amazon which allows the tech giant to use NHS data for free on its Alexa platform.  UK-based advocacy group Privacy International is claiming the information could allow Amazon to make, advertise and sell their own[…]

Staff lose more than 26,000 hours to IT issues, CQC reveals -

Staff lose more than 26,000 hours to IT issues, CQC reveals

Staff lose more than 26,000 hours to IT issues, CQC reveals. The Care Quality Commission has lost more than 26,000 hours of staff time due to IT issues in the last year, board papers have revealed. It’s estimated the loss of staff time has cost the watchdog £679,399. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) revealed in[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Power of 5G technology in healthcare demonstrated in Birmingham -

Power of 5G technology in healthcare demonstrated in Birmingham

5G technology power in healthcare demonstrated in Birmingham. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and BT have demonstrated scenarios where 5G technology could provide solutions for the healthcare sector. The demonstration, held at the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) at UHB, included a showcase of a concept of a 5G connected ambulance,[…]

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[…]

Google buys wearables company Fitbit in £1.6billon deal -

Google buys wearables company Fitbit in £1.6billon deal

Google buys wearables company Fitbit in £1.6billon deal. Technology giant Google has announced it has acquired wearables company FitBit, in a deal worth approximately £1.6billion ($2.1billion). The deal is expected to close in 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Fitbit’s stockholders and regulatory approvals. “Google is an ideal partner to advance our[…]

Orion Health ‘back in growth mode’ as share buyback puts cash in bank -

Orion Health ‘back in growth mode’ as share buyback puts cash in bank

Orion Health ‘back in growth mode’ as share buyback puts cash in bank. Orion Health is “back to growth” just over a year after it sold off its integration business to a British investment firm amid falling profits. Speaking at the company’s annual UK&I customer conference, CEO and founder Ian McCrae said Orion had “reinvented”[…]

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[…]

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’. Hundreds of patients in Scotland were wrongly told they had serious conditions – including cancer and endometriosis – after an “IT error” caused incorrect discharge letters to be sent out. NHS Forth Valley confirmed to Digital Health News that the glitch occurred after[…]

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to hospital patient Scarlett Gibbons, 5, during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, south-west England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. Johnson is under increasing pressure Monday to recall Parliament after leaked government documents warned of widespread problems[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Clinical AI company welcomes healthcare data report - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Clinical AI company welcomes healthcare data report

Clinical AI company welcomes healthcare data report. Sensyne Health, a clinical AI technology company, has welcomed EY Global Services Limited’s report entitled Realising the Value of Healthcare Data.  EY estimates that curated NHS data could generate as much as £5 billion per annum while delivering around £4.6 billion of benefit to patients. This is through operational savings[…]

Virtual assistant launched by Moorfields Eye Hospital - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Virtual assistant launched by Moorfields Eye Hospital

Virtual assistant launched by Moorfields Eye Hospital. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new virtual assistant designed to engage with patients and provide 24/7 answers and information. The virtual assistant, known as the Oriel Assistant, will provide answers to questions from patients, staff and the general public and let them have their[…]

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[…]

NHS data is worth billions – but who should have access to it - The Mandatory Training Group UK

NHS data is worth billions – but who should have access to it?

NHS data is worth billions – but who should have access to it? Members of clinical staff work at computers in the A&E department of the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images Tech and drug firms including Google parent Alphabet want to use records of 65 million people The NHS is a valuable[…]