Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform -

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform. Bupa Cromwell Hospital and Visionable have partnered to introduce a video collaboration platform used to treat patients based in the UK and abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic. Visionable’s platform, which is accessible using an app, connects doctors not only with their patients but also their peers,[…]

House of Lords committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date -

House of Lords committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date

House of Lord’s committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date. The managing director of the NHS Covid-19 app has told a House of Lords committee that the introduction of the technology is “urgent and important” but could not give a specific roll-out date. The government recently announced it was abandoning its contact-tracing app in favour of[…]

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’ -

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’. The contact-tracing app U-turn “shouldn’t distract us” from pressing the government for clearer information on how it is using health data, a cybersecurity and privacy expert has warned. Professor Eerke Boiten, a professor in cybersecurity at De Montfort University in Leicester, raised concerns about the companies with “strong[…]

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’ -

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’. Reassuring people about data protection and their privacy in relation to the NHS contact-tracing app remains “crucial”, an MP has said. Harriet Harman, chair of parliament’s joint human rights committee, has written to health secretary Matt Hancock requesting further clarification on how data will be collected and[…]

Covid-19 tracking tool appears on smartphones – but it’s not an app -

Covid-19 tracking tool appears on smartphones – but it’s not an app

Covid-19 tracking tool appears on smartphones – but it’s not an app. A new Covid-19 tracking feature has appeared on Androids and iPhones – but it’s not a contact-tracing app. The new settings are part of an update to the operating systems,which will enable an app to run in the background. The “exposure notification” allows[…]

Online consultation provider eConsult added to NHS App

Online consultation provider eConsult added to NHS App for Covid-19. Online consultation provider eConsult is now available through the NHS App. Patients whose GP surgeries use the service can now use the NHS App to ask their GP for advice. They will be prompted to complete clinically validated questions through eConsult. Where possible the online[…]

Adult social care app launched in England to support staff coronavirus pandemic -

Adult social care app launched in England to support staff for coronavirus pandemic.

Adult social care app launched in England to support staff for coronavirus pandemic. A dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff during the coronavirus pandemic. Developed with NHSX and NHS Business Services Authority, the Care Workforce app will be introduced under the new CARE brand and[…]

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.[…]

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[…]