Skin cancer apps ‘cannot be relied upon for accurate results’, study finds -

Skin cancer apps ‘cannot be relied upon for accurate results’, study finds

Skin cancer apps ‘cannot be relied upon for accurate results’, study finds. Smartphone apps designed to detect the risk of skin cancer are poorly regulated and “frequently cannot be relied upon to produce accurate results”, according to a new analysis. Researchers based in the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Applied Health Research, in collaboration with[…]

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[…]