New research to study if phone usage can detect mental health relapse -

New research to study if phone usage can detect mental health relapse

New research to study if phone usage can detect mental health relapse. Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new research programme to understand if there are links with phone usage to detect and predict relapse in people suffering from a serious mental illness (SMI). The new study is to take place at[…]

Power of 5G technology in healthcare demonstrated in Birmingham -

Power of 5G technology in healthcare demonstrated in Birmingham

5G technology power in healthcare demonstrated in Birmingham. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and BT have demonstrated scenarios where 5G technology could provide solutions for the healthcare sector. The demonstration, held at the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) at UHB, included a showcase of a concept of a 5G connected ambulance,[…]

Tech players warns health services about using outdated IT -

Tech players warns health services about using outdated IT

Tech players warns health services about using outdated IT. Digital health technology companies have sounded warnings about using outdated computer systems after Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said it takes 17 minutes for her computer to load. It came to light after her conversation with health and social care secretary Matt Hancock was played aloud to delegates at[…]

VR training system closes latest funding round -

VR training system closes latest funding round

VR training system closes latest funding round. Tern, the investment company specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that FundamentalVR, a virtual reality (VR) training and data analysis technology platform, has closed a £4.3 million Series A funding round, including a £500,000 convertible loan note conversion, with a post-money valuation of £11.3 million.[…]

Wearable blood pressure cuff allows users to track hypertension at home -

Wearable blood pressure cuff allows users to track hypertension at home

Wearable blood pressure cuff allows users to track hypertension at home. A wearable blood pressure cuff that allows users to track and trend hypertension were featured in a multi-sensory ‘home of imagination’ pop-up in London. OMRON Healthcare’s EVOLV was demonstrated at the Amazon Alexa event in Shepherd’s Bush, which also included live demos of Alexa[…]

Electronic Prescription Service to be rolled out nationally next month -

Electronic Prescription Service to be rolled out nationally next month

Electronic Prescription Service to be rolled out nationally next month. All prescriptions in England are set to be digitised following the roll-out of the final stage of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) next month. The service will create a faster and more secure process for clinicians to prescribe and dispense medication, the Department of Health[…]

Basildon Hospital will get £1.2m for paperless system - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Basildon Hospital will get £1.2m for paperless system

Basildon Hospital will get £1.2m for paperless system. £1.7 million plan for hospital prescriptions to go paperless. TWO hospital trusts in south Essex will get £1.7million to help their prescription service to go paperless. Basildon and Thurrock Hospital Trust and the Essex Mental Health Trust will receive a share of £26million for digital prescribing systems[…]

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[…]

UK healthcare investment lower than other EU countries - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

UK healthcare investment lower than other EU countries

UK healthcare investment lower than other EU countries. © iStock/JOHNGOMEZPIX The UK is investing significantly less in healthcare capital than other EU countries according to new analysis from the Health Foundation. The analysis shows that UK healthcare investment in capital – including buildings, equipment and IT – is much lower than other EU countries, meaning the total[…]

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[…]

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[…]

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access -

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access. EMIS Health has cited a “huge increase” in patients using online GP services after registrations for Patient Access rose by a third in just over 12 months. According to EMIS, its Patient Access service has seen sign-ups increase from six million to eight million since[…]

Imperial College goes live with electronic document management system -

Imperial College goes live with electronic document management system

Imperial College goes live with electronic document management system. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has gone live with an electronic document management system (EDMS). The trust has selected IMMJ Systems Mediviewer, which allows hospitals to scan, index and archive paper medical records and access them through a user interface. MediViewer will also integrate with the[…]

Report warns of Cyber attacks facing healthcare sector -

Report warns of cyber attacks facing healthcare sector

Report warns of cyber attacks facing healthcare sector. The healthcare sector is facing a range of cyber attacks and malicious activity, according to a report from cybersecurity experts FireEye. Medical cyber-physical systems, or biomedical devices, are becoming an increasing target for hackers, the report suggests. Though the report says the company isn’t aware of any malicious[…]

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[…]

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted. The cap on the number of patients that can register with GP at Hand in Birmingham could be lifted next month but only if the digital provider can address concerns over screening services. Babylon’s app was given the green light to expand to Birmingham in[…]

Microsoft adds to health team with chief medical officer

Microsoft adds to health team with chief medical officer

Microsoft adds to health team with chief medical officer. Microsoft has increased its health team in the US with a new chief medical officer.  David Rhew, who had the same position at Samsung Electronics, joins a growing health team at Microsoft which includes Google Cloud’s former health lead, Greg Moore. Rhew will also serve as Microsoft’s[…]

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[…]

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[…]

UH Bristol to expand ‘teledermatology’ service in southwest England

UH Bristol to expand ‘teledermatology’ service in southwest England

UH Bristol to expand ‘teledermatology’ service in southwest England.  University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust plans to expand its telehealth dermatology service for patients in the South West of England.  The trust provides remote assistance for patients with skin problems that eliminates the need for them to attend hospital for appointments. Run by clinicians at[…]

A nudge in the right direction the challenges of patenting advanced wearables -

A nudge in the right direction: the challenges of patenting advanced wearables

A nudge in the right direction: the challenges of patenting advanced wearables. Featured in Med-Tech Innovation News: A new wearable technology uses nudge theory to match consumer products to an individual’s genotype and encourage better habits. But patenting such advanced technology isn’t easy, as Robert Lind, partner at legal and IP specialist Marks and Clerk explains.[…]

You can’t replace the GP with an algorithm – so don’t try to, Matt Hancock -

You can’t replace the GP with an algorithm – so don’t try to, Matt Hancock

You can’t replace the GP with an algorithm – so don’t try to, Matt Hancock. The government wants to replace NHS health screening with AI. But for many people, face-to-face consultations are a lifeline ‘Potentially removing face-to-face contact with GPs reeks of yet more cost-cutting.’ An older man gets his blood pressure checked in a[…]

10 barriers to healthcare innovation -

10 barriers to healthcare innovation

10 barriers to healthcare innovation. To move medicine forward, inventors and companies creating new products must first overcome many obstacles. A successful collaboration among all parties – manufacturers, providers, the NHS and patients – is critical. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images. Innovative new products can and do transform industries every day, and the pace of change[…]

Mental Health Software and Devices Market 2019 Global Industry Analysis - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental health software and devices market 2019

Mental Health Software and Devices Market 2019 Global Industry Analysis by Size, Challenges, Opportunities, Share, Growth, Trends, Competitive Landscape, Statistics and Regional Forecast To 2023. Mental Health Software and Devices Market – Overview The incorporation of technology has increased substantially and has gained widespread inclusion in the mental health domain. Reports that appraise the healthcare[…]

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[…]

Infographic The use of mobile devices in healthcare - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Infographic: The use of mobile devices in healthcare

Infographic: The use of mobile devices in healthcare. This infographic looks into how mHealth apps are currently transforming healthcare delivery across the world. We are living in an age when an ever-growing number of professions are using technology in their work, and the healthcare sector is no exception to this. In fact, recent years have[…]

DirectTrust alliance developing standard for trusted healthcare instant messaging

DirectTrust alliance developing standard for trusted healthcare instant messaging

DirectTrust alliance developing standard for trusted healthcare instant messaging. DirectTrust a non-profit, vendor-neutral alliance initially created by and for participants in the Direct communications standard, has announced the development of Trusted Instant Messaging, or TIM+, an industry-first standard to enable real-time communication of health information that incorporates trust network concepts to ensure secure transmissions between known, trusted entities[…]

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[…]

Healthtech firms collaborate in social wellbeing bid -

Healthtech firms collaborate in social wellbeing bid

Healthtech firms collaborate in social wellbeing bid. Patients Know Best (PKB) and HealthUnlocked have signed a partnership agreement in a bid to improve social wellbeing for patients. The partnership which will see HealthUnlocked’s eSocial Prescription capability integrated with PKB’s digital platform is set to make it easier for healthcare professionals to offer their patients more[…]

How investment in connected technology can play a vital role in reducing preventable deaths 1

Investment in connected technology can play a vital role in reducing preventable deaths

Investment in connected technology can play a vital role in reducing preventable deaths. In July 2018, Secretary for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock emphasised the importance of investing in connected solutions for achieving NHS goals “The patient safety agenda is important to me and I strongly believe properly integrated technology has the power further[…]

Healthcare leaders gather together to discuss hot topics at the Excellence In Healthcare event today 1

Healthcare leaders gather together to discuss hot topics at the Excellence In Healthcare event today

Healthcare leaders gather together to discuss hot topics at the Excellence In Healthcare event today. Health Tech Digital  Today we are at a luxurious Georgian country house hotel at the gateway to the Peak District with healthcare professionals from around the region to speak about hot topics in the UK Healthcare sector at the Excellence[…]

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[…]

New website to be launched to help young people access mental health -

New website to be launched to help young people access mental health

New website to be launched to help young people access mental health. A new website is set to be launched this autumn, dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire. The new website will be a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the many mental health support services[…]

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[…]