More than two thirds of readers agree with contact-tracing app U-turn -

More than two thirds of readers agree with contact-tracing app U-turn

More than two-thirds of readers agree with contact-tracing app U-turn. More than two-thirds of Digital Health readers have said they agreed with the government’s U-turn on the NHS contact-tracing app. Out of the 175 people who voted, 120 (67%) said they thought the decision to abandon the app in its current form was the right[…]

Analysis of Covid-19 data ‘fails to provide actions to reduce inequalities’ -

Analysis of Covid-19 data ‘fails to provide actions to reduce inequalities’

Analysis of Covid-19 data ‘fails to provide actions to reduce inequalities’. A report that found people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 has been criticised for failing to provide recommended actions to reduce inequalities. A rapid review of coronavirus data by Public Health England (PHE) found people[…]

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[…]

Mobile health and applications news in brief -

Mobile health and applications news in brief

Mobile health and applications news in brief. Digital Health’s latest mobile apps round-up features news that Patient Access has passed 10 million UK users and Pando Health has been added to the NHS Apps Library. Patient Access passes 10 million UK users Ten million NHS patients are now registered on the Patient Access app, powered[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019 -

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019

UK Digital Healthtech companies to showcase ground-breaking technologies at Medica 2019. The world’s first ‘smart’ peak flow meter that connects to a smartphone and a software platform that turns exercise into video games are two of the cutting-edge technologies that will be showcased alongside a range of pioneering UK digital health innovations at MEDICA 2019.[…]

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology – designed for the healthcare industry -

HETT – designed for the healthcare industry

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology – designed for the healthcare industry. Matthew Gould to keynote as part of HETT’s unique programme designed by the healthcare industry for the healthcare industry – have you registered yet? HETT is the healthcare industry event to provide a unique platform for health and care professionals to share and solve the most pressing issues[…]

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[…]

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app -

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app. The provider-facing technology is expected to help predict when a person is drinking again. Beam Diagnostics is teaming up with tech company Excella to create an app that detects relapse in alcohol use disorder. The technology will specifically be targeted at helping providers predict when a patient[…]

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies -

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies. ADOBE From digital health startups to primary care groups, companies are increasingly branding themselves as tech companies first, health care companies second. Shunning ties to the mission-driven health care sector may seem counterintuitive at best and sacrilegious at worst. Yet for many new entrants, such an approach —[…]

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[…]

The 4 NHS Digital foundations enabling today’s innovative health care -

The Four NHS Digital Foundations Enabling Today’s Innovative Health Care

The 4 NHS Digital foundations enabling today’s innovative health care. The UK’s National Health Service is helping health providers use machine learning and automation to detect skin cancer using a mobile app. But the emerging tech being used today required a strong digital foundation, years in the making and built on the scrapheap of a[…]

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems.

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems. NHS Digital is trialling the reasonable adjustment flag on patient records that alerts health and care staff if a patient has a learning disability and has specific requirements for care services. The reasonable adjustment flag is a national record that indicates whether adjustments are required for a[…]

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs. Future policies need to encourage the adoption of digital solutions to ease patient demand on GPs, the director of the Digital Healthcare Council has said. Simply “peddling faster” to keep up with demand is unsustainable, Graham Kendall told Digital Health News. Instead, smarter solutions like[…]

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum.  The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will offer digital therapy training as part of its curriculum, marking the first offering of its kind from a UK university. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is part of the NHS Long Term plan and aims to provide an[…]

Digital health firm makes donation towards mole mapper as part of Melanoma UK project -

Digital health firm makes donation towards mole mapper as part of Melanoma UK project

Digital health firm makes donation towards mole mapper as part of Melanoma UK project. Digital health company Vitaccess has donated £10,000 towards an Adamo Horus HS800 mole mapper for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust as part of its syndicated project with Melanoma UK. Back in October 2017, Vitaccess, Melanoma UK and The Royal[…]

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[…]

AHIP19 A Kaiser Permanente Ventures investors view of health techs future -

AHIP19: A Kaiser Permanente Ventures investor’s view of health tech’s future.

AHIP19: A Kaiser Permanente Ventures investor’s view of health tech’s future. The director of Kaiser Permanente Ventures offers several lessons learned as an investor on the future of health technology. (Getty/DragonImages) NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Buzz-generating new technologies from health tech startups are a dime a dozen. Want to stand out from the pack? Prove you’ve not only[…]

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs - The Mandatory Tra

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs. Also: Olive adds Clinc’s conversational AI to its backend automation tool; Researchers see patients and families turning to the web for medical info. Smart diaper detects UTIs. Purdue University researchers have developed a disposable, urinary tract infection-detecting sensor that is self-powered and[…]

Digital health platform XEALTH adds $3 million to its series a round -

Digital health platform XEALTH adds $3 million to its series a round

Digital health platform XEALTH adds $3 million to its series a round. Healthcare technology startups are flourishing and healthcare organizations are adopting new tools, like Xealth’s platform, which offers security and simplicity to providers looking to manage digital health platform solutions. The digital health company, founded in 2017 as part of an incubator program at Providence St. Joseph[…]

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[…]

Digital Health Companies Hit a New VC Funding Record in 2018

Digital Health Companies Hit a New VC Funding Record in 2018. AliveCor’s KardiaMobile 6L (left), Withings’ Move ECG (center) and BPM Core (right). The digital health funding fever is far from breaking. Venture funding for digital health firms around the world hit an all-time high of $14.6 billion in 2018, according to a new report from[…]

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach -

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach. How best to untangle the Gordian knot that is navigating your own healthcare? It’s a tricky question, and one that seems to have become only more complicated as technology improves, in many regards — systems don’t necessarily speak to one another, and it’s[…]

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption. Digital health technologies, including mobile health (mhealth) and digital therapeutics (DTX), are developing at an increasing pace, providing the NHS with new opportunities to improve health and social care. Both the NHS Long Term Plan and the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision look to harness these new technologies. As a result, a[…]