Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing -

Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing

Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing. Digital immunity passports are to form part of the government’s new plans to ramp up testing, a leaked memo has revealed. The ambitious Operation Moonshot programme aims to carry out up to 10 million Covid-19 tests a day by early next year as part[…]

Medical Interoperability Gateway extended to urgent care staff in London -

Medical Interoperability Gateway extended to urgent care staff in London

Medical Interoperability Gateway extended to urgent care staff in London. The Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) has been extended to urgent care staff in London so they can give more informed advice to vulnerable patients with Covid-19 symptoms. The MIG, from Healthcare Gateway, provides a real-time view of the GP records of around eight million patients,[…]

Dudley Group NHS FT accelerates information sharing platform roll-out -

Dudley Group NHS FT accelerates information sharing platform roll-out

Dudley Group NHS FT accelerates information sharing platform roll-out. The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has accelerated the roll-out of an information-sharing platform to support its clinicians during the coronavirus outbreak. The trust is one of the first in the UK to adopt the Allscripts’ dbMotion platform and was planning a full-scale deployment this summer,[…]

Period of reflection post-Covid-19 is needed to learn about NHS innovation -

Period of reflection post-Covid-19 is needed to learn about NHS innovation

Period of reflection post-Covid-19 is needed to learn about NHS innovation. A period of reflection on what has been learnt about the nature of innovation in the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic should take place ‘once the dust settles’, according to a report by The King’s Fund. The ‘Technology and innovation for long-term health conditions’ report,[…]

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire -

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire. An early warning system that helps identify when patients are at risk of deterioration is to be deployed across Lanarkshire. Patientrack, which has previously helped staff at NHS Fife, is to be deployed across the entirety of NHS Lanarkshire in a new five-year contract with Alcidion. The[…]

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,[…]

DrDoctor CEO has high hopes for post-Covid innovation

DrDoctor CEO has high hopes for post-Covid innovation

DrDoctor CEO has high hopes for post-Covid innovation. The CEO of DrDoctor has said he hopes the drive for innovation across the health service will continue post-Covid-19. Tom Whicher spoke to Digital Health News about how the digital health start-up has responded during the coronavirus pandemic. The DrDocotor team have mixed together some of their[…]

NHS clinicians given free access to online health and care video library -

NHS clinicians given free access to online health and care video library

NHS clinicians have given free access to online health and care video library. An online video library which covers a wide selection of topics, conditions and procedures has been made available to NHS clinicians and patients. The Health and Care Video Library has been produced by digital health agency Health and Care Innovations (HCI), in partnership[…]

Greater use of health technology ‘could save 20,000 lives a year’ -

Greater use of health technology ‘could save 20,000 lives a year’

Greater use of health technology ‘could save 20,000 lives a year’. Greater use of health technologies could prevent 20,000 deaths a year and save the NHS billions of pounds, a new report has found. The UK has a “good track record” of innovation but struggles to keep up with international peers in providing quick and[…]

Consortium to look into algorithms for Covid-19 pneumonia diagnosis

Consortium to look into algorithms for Covid-19 pneumonia diagnosis. A team led by the University of Oxford is looking to develop potential algorithms which could help diagnose Covid-19 pneumonia. GE Healthcare is also working with the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI) in the UK on the programme, which also aims to predict which[…]

Digital health predictions for 2020 from industry experts - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Digital health predictions for 2020 from industry experts

Digital health predictions for 2020 from industry experts. More scrutiny, regulation, open standards: 16 specialists tell us what they expect to see in 2020. Over the past year, we’ve seen a number of initiatives that aim to accelerate the use of digital tools and services for healthcare announced in Europe and the Middle East. Most recently, the Mayo[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]