Tech time not to blame for teens' mental health problems -

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems. Study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes. Teenagers using smartphones (stock image). Credit: © Syda Productions / Adobe Stock A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and[…]

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[…]

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer -

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer.  Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a chief digital and partnership officer to its board. David Walliker, the current CIO of Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Royal Liverpool Hospital, will take up the new role at the end of October. As well as CIO duties,[…]

New tech to spot sepsis saves hundreds of lives -

New tech to spot sepsis saves hundreds of lives

New tech to spot sepsis saves hundreds of lives. The better use of digital technology has saved hundreds of people from sepsis in hospitals. Across the country there has been a large effort to eradicate sepsis by implementing a one hour diagnosis and treatment for the condition. This new “alert and action” technology uses algorithms[…]

Technology is transforming mental health treatment 1

Technology is transforming mental health treatment

Technology is transforming mental health treatment. Woffington House is introducing its residents to tech – and helping them connect with younger people. Photograph: Francesca Jones/Guardian Digital technologies should have much to contribute to tackling mental health conditions. Treatment can take place remotely and some patients may prefer to discuss problems through a screen rather than[…]

Patient care in UK hindered by outdated digital technology systems, says Computacenter study -

Patient care in UK hindered by outdated digital technology systems, says Computacenter study

Patient care in UK hindered by outdated digital technology systems, says Computacenter study. Image: Computacenter location at Hatfield Business Park, England. Photo: courtesy of Jack Hill/Wikimedia Commons. A survey from Computacenter involving over 100 IT decision-makers in the UK healthcare sector says that outdated digital technology systems in the country are limiting patient care. The[…]