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[…]

New £56m research network to focus on AI in radiotherapy -

New £56m research network to focus on AI in radiotherapy

New £56m research network to focus on AI in radiotherapy. A new multi-million pound research network, led by Cancer Research UK, will explore how artificial intelligence can improve radiotherapy treatments. The £56million Cancer Research UK RadNet network marks the charity’s largest-ever investment in radiotherapy research and aims to accelerate the developments of advanced treatments through[…]

Technology will create superteachers, not replace them - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

‘Technology will create superteachers, not replace them’

‘Technology will create superteachers, not replace them.’ Priya Lakhani OBE, founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, says schools can use AI to automate and improve less human-dependent tasks, so teachers can get back to what’s important – teaching. Priya Lakhani OBE. Tuesday 5th November 2019. On any given day, a cursory glance at the news headlines will[…]

AI in healthcare Microsoft reports promising uptake - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

AI in healthcare: Microsoft reports promising uptake

AI in healthcare: Microsoft reports promising uptake. © iStock/4X-image A survey on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK healthcare industry has revealed that 46% of NHS leaders reported that their trust utilised the technology in some respect, which is an 8% increase in comparison to 2018. The area which grew at the greatest rate[…]

HUG to use IBM Watson’s AI tool for cancer care -

HUG to use IBM Watson’s AI tool for cancer care

HUG to use IBM Watson’s AI tool for cancer care. Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève (HUG) has announced it will become the first European university hospital to use IBM Watson Health’s precision oncology offering. Watson for Genomics, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, enables oncologists to provide patients with more personalised, evidence-based cancer care. Using information extracted from[…]

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[…]

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients -

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients. An AI firm who is headed by the multinational giant, Alphabet, has today announced its plans to develop tech that will help patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). iRhythm Technologies, Inc. an AI-based testing and monitoring health company, has collaborated with Alphabet’s health tech data firm, Verily. 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[…]

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[…]

Two trusts trial AI to diagnose breast cancer sooner

Two trusts trial AI to diagnose breast cancer sooner

Two trusts trial AI to diagnose breast cancer sooner. Two trusts have turned to artificial intelligence to help them spot patients with breast cancer earlier. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUHT) are taking part in a trial in conjunction with East Midlands Radiology Consortium (EMRAD) and UK-based AI companies[…]

AI may be the future of radiology as clinicians struggle to meet demand -

AI may be the future of radiology as clinicians struggle to meet demand

AI may be the future of radiology as clinicians struggle to meet demand. Experts are testing how well artificial intelligence algorithms compare with human expertise by providing secure access to anonymised clinical data. AI could expedite radiological procedures, improving healthcare. (iStock) It is almost 40 years since a full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was used for[…]

Founder of London AI lab DeepMind placed on leave

Founder of London AI lab DeepMind placed on leave

Founder of London AI lab DeepMind placed on leave. Mustafa Suleyman led the development of the company’s healthcare arm, which has been criticised over its work with the NHS. CREDIT: Healthcliff O’malley The co-founder of Google’s London-based artificial intelligence lab DeepMind has been placed on leave amid controversy over some of its work. Mustafa Suleyman is taking[…]

AI is coming to healthcare – and it’s here to help

Artificial Intelligence is coming to healthcare – and it’s here to help

Artificial Intelligence is coming to healthcare – and it’s here to help. ‘GPs will have a really important translator role to play between machine learning and the broader clinical world,’ according to Dr Martin Seneviratne. The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has generated a considerable amount of excitement in recent years. Not all[…]

UK to innovate new life-saving treatment and diagnosis technology -

UK to innovate new life-saving treatment and diagnosis technology

UK to innovate new life-saving treatment and diagnosis technology. Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme as part of the Industrial Strategy. Businesses and charities back Industrial Strategy challenge to develop life-saving disease detection technology with an expected co-investment of up to £160 million investment will[…]

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care -

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care. GETTY Great technology is invisible. There’s always a push toward it becoming less and less obvious to the user. The less a user notices, the better it’s working. Voice-assisted technology is one place we see this push today. But while it’s ideal for many[…]

£9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies -

£9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies

£9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies. Patients to benefit from AI, machine learning and hand-held devices as newly-funded digital projects by pioneering companies point to future of healthcare. Innovative digital technology projects to address key challenges in health care have received a £9m funding boost through the government’s Digital Health Technology Catalyst it was[…]

Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics -

Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics

Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics. Online pharmacy UK Meds has invested more than £500,000 into AI and facial biometrics software in a bid to improve patient safety within the industry. The news comes after the average waiting time for GP appointments in the NHS has peaked at 15 days. In response to[…]

Time to put AI at the heart of the NHS -

Time to put AI at the heart of the NHS

Time to put AI at the heart of the NHS. Geoff Twist, managing director for Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland, writes about the value of AI for clinical diagnostics. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help healthcare professionals transform the NHS. Not only will it improve care for patients and lead to increased cost savings, it can[…]

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[…]

AI standards need to be created to protect patient safety, experts warn

AI standards need to be created to protect patient safety, experts warn

AI standards need to be created to protect patient safety, experts warn. Appropriate methods and standards around artificial intelligence need to be created to protect patient safety, experts have said. Responding to the Government’s pledge of £250 million for a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab, Matthew Honeyman, researcher at The Kings Fund, also said the NHS workforce[…]

Government pledges £250m for National AI Lab to improve diagnostics

Government pledges £250m for National AI Lab to improve diagnostics

Government pledges £250m for National AI Lab to improve diagnostics. The government has pledged £250 million for a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab to improve diagnostics and screening in the NHS. The lab will be used to develop treatments for cancer, dementia and heart disease. The programme aims to improve cancer screening and speed up[…]

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[…]

Technology companies want your smart speaker to take on health care

Technology companies want your smart speaker to take on health care

Technology companies want your smart speaker to take on health care. Now that it’s upending the way you play music, cook, shop, hear the news and check the weather, the friendly voice emanating from your Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker is poised to wriggle its way into all things health care. Amazon has big ambitions for[…]

Healthcare Organizations Embrace Emerging Technologies

Healthcare organisations embrace emerging technologies

Healthcare organisations embrace emerging technologies. A new report by Accenture has found that, as digital becomes increasingly more critical in all aspects of healthcare, organisations must master a new set of emerging digital technologies to deliver convenient and effective care. According to a new Accenture report, Accenture Digital Health Technology Vision, nearly all of the 221 healthcare executives[…]

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[…]

App developed for patients to detect melanoma warning signs -

Skin mapping app developed for patients to detect melanoma warning signs

Skin mapping app developed for patients to detect melanoma warning signs. An AI skin mapping app has been developed to allow patients to detect one of the most common warning signs of melanoma. Miiskin, the app that supports the British Skin Foundation’s work, has introduced the technology to help alert adults to new moles and marks on[…]

Blockchain Healthcare could make digital healthcare safer and more innovative-

Blockchain Healthcare could make digital healthcare safer and more innovative

Blockchain Healthcare could make digital healthcare safer and more innovative. GETTY Digital healthcare trends are largely driven by the need for better patient care, faster and more accurate analysis, and on-demand access to medical data. The pace of innovation in digital healthcare began gaining momentum with artificial intelligence (AI), and it is set to further[…]

4D imaging firm announces upgrades to fall detection device -

4D imaging firm announces upgrades to fall detection device

4D imaging firm announces upgrades to fall detection device. Vayyar Imaging, the 4D imaging technology firm has announced advancements to Walabot Home, its fall detection and health monitoring smart home device. The product covers more rooms, such as bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms. Its new machine-learning AI adapts to the changing patterns of a home in order[…]

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer. A tiny robotic capsule that can be guided through the colon to take micro-ultrasound images of the gut is being developed by a UK-led consortium. The robotic arm uses magnetic forces to guide the Sonopill through colon. Picture credit: Leeds University Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including some bowel[…]

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[…]

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

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

Change Healthcare rolls out new AI tech to help reduce denials

Change Healthcare rolls out new AI tech to help reduce denials

Change Healthcare rolls out new AI tech to help reduce denials. Change Healthcare The tool can help health systems optimize submissions and better predict potential issues with claims, the company says, giving recommendations to help mitigate denials before they’re submitted. Change Healthcare, developer of analytics technology for value-based care, has launched a new AI-powered tool[…]

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[…]

Sanofi and Google to Establish Virtual Healthcare Innovation Lab Focused on AI-Enabled Datasets -

Sanofi and Google to Establish Virtual Healthcare Innovation Lab Focused on AI-Enabled Datasets

Sanofi and Google to Establish Virtual Healthcare Innovation Lab Focused on AI-Enabled Datasets. French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and Google today announced its plan to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab that will leverage emerging data technologies to spur the transformation of healthcare delivery. The partnership will change how Sanofi develops new treatments and will focus on three[…]

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

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[…]

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[…]

why collaboration is vital for the UK public sector-

Knowledge is power: why collaboration is vital for the UK public sector?

Knowledge is power: why collaboration is vital for the UK public sector? Cloud services will prove the engine to life-changing technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning. Across the world, the geopolitical landscape is increasingly fragmented; as such, sharing information among nations is more important than ever. If Brexit hinders how we share information with[…]

Cambridge brains bid to revolutionise UK healthcare by maximising AI technology

Cambridge brains bid to revolutionise UK healthcare by maximising AI technology. A powerful group of Cambridge influencers have joined forces in a bid to revolutionise healthcare in the UK by leveraging the cluster’s expertise in Artificial Intelligence technology. MedTechBOOST has been launched by Central Working, Eastern AHSN and Studio Zao along with Cambridge University’s Judge[…]