Rapid adoption of technology ‘should not be abandoned’ post-Covid -

Rapid adoption of technology ‘should not be abandoned’ post-Covid

Rapid adoption of technology ‘should not be abandoned’ post-Covid. The rapid adoption of digital care solutions during the Covid-19 pandemic “should not be abandoned”, a new report has found. The government “must support” infrastructure needed to assist care providers in switching to technology-enabled care, according to the report from the policy institute, Public Policy Projects[…]

NHS Highland looks to tech to help reduce Covid-19 spread in care homes -

NHS Highland looks to tech to help reduce Covid-19 spread in care homes

NHS Highland looks to tech to help reduce Covid-19 spread in care homes. NHS Highland is looking to deploy technology in care homes which aims to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.   The Scottish health board together with Highland Health Ventures and Wyld Networks are hoping to instal the technology which uses an app on[…]

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,[…]

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic -

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic. A number of NHS organisations have adopted a clinical decision support tool to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. Wolters Kluwer Health’s UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It contains more than 10,000 articles providing[…]

Applications now open for Digital Pioneer Fellowship to grow innovation -

Applications now open for Digital Pioneer Fellowship to grow innovation

Applications now open for Digital Pioneer Fellowship to grow innovation. Applications are now open for a place on the Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme to support digital change in the NHS in London. The programme, run by DigitalHealth. London aims to support innovators employed by the health service to design and lead transformation projects. Now in[…]

Patients Know Best launches education programme for medical students -

Patients Know Best launches education programme for medical students

Patients Know Best launches education programme for medical students. Patients Know Best has launched an education programme which can be used by medical schools.  Among the first to use the programme are undergraduate Pharmacy students at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The Patients Know Best platform, which recently became the first personal health record to be fully integrated[…]

Hancock NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19 -

Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19

Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19. The NHS needs to “double down” on the technological advances made during Covid-19 to ensure they continue after the pandemic, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. Speaking about the future of healthcare at a Royal College of Physicians event, Hancock told the audience better[…]

Health Foundation launches Networked Data Lab to improve healthcare -

Health Foundation launches Networked Data Lab to improve healthcare

Health Foundation launches Networked Data Lab to improve healthcare. Independent charity The Health Foundation has launched a Networked Data Lab to address the biggest healthcare problems facing the UK. Five organisations have joined the lab which brings together analytical teams from across the country. It will focus on the most pressing challenges, such as understanding[…]

Safeguarding skin cancer services during Covid-19 using teledermatology -

Safeguarding skin cancer services during Covid-19 using teledermatology

Safeguarding skin cancer services during Covid-19 using teledermatology. Dr Amy Poyner, a GP on the Isle of Wight, highlights how using teledermatology has not only improved the process for skin cancer diagnosis, but ensured referrals continue as normal during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like every part of the NHS, the Isle of Wight has been doing[…]

Digital Health Unplugged Breaking the Covid-19 backlog -

Digital Health Unplugged: Breaking the Covid-19 backlog

Digital Health Unplugged: Breaking the Covid-19 backlog. The latest Digital Health Unplugged is now live, looking at the backlog of appointments leftover from Covid-19 and the role technology has to play in easing pressure on the NHS. Host Andrea Downey chats to Tom Whicher, founder of DrDoctor, and Graham Kendall, director of the Digital Healthcare[…]

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[…]

New £11m programme to explore AI in lung cancer diagnosis -

New £11m programme to explore AI in lung cancer diagnosis

New £11m programme to explore AI in lung cancer diagnosis. More than £11 million is set to be invested in an Oxford-led artificial intelligence programme to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer. The funding, from UK Research and Innovation and Cancer Research UK, will be used to accelerate pathways for earlier diagnosis of the disease[…]

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[…]

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds -

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds. Doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have been piloting the use of Microsoft HoloLens to carry out ward rounds for patients with coronavirus. By wearing the computer headset, the mixed-reality ward round means only one doctor has to enter the coronavirus ward. During the[…]

Livi announces three new NHS partnerships in the Midlands and North -

Livi announces three new NHS partnerships in the Midlands and North

Livi announces three new NHS partnerships in the Midlands and North. Online consultation provider Livi has announced three NHS partnerships to expand its patient reach in the Midlands and North of England to one million. The European provider has joined forces with South and East Leeds GP group, OneMedicalGroup of Yorkshire, and City Healthcare Partnership[…]

Clinical teams at two London hospitals using new Covid-19 software -

Clinical teams at two London hospitals using new Covid-19 software

Clinical teams at two London hospitals using new Covid-19 software. A new piece of software is helping clinical teams at Northwick Park and Ealing Hospitals monitor and track the progress of Covid-19 patients in intensive care. Path point ICU is based on digitising various patient pathways without being speciality-specific. It allows large numbers of patients to[…]

Healthcare Law and Ethics – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Certified

Healthcare Law and Ethics - E-Learning Courses - CPDUK Accredited Healthcare Law and Ethics - E-Learning Courses with Certificates - CPDUK Accredited. LearnPac Systems is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private and charity sectors. Healthcare law and ethics e-learning[...]

Healthcare Courses and Training – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

Healthcare Courses and Training - E-Learning Courses - CPDUK Accredited Healthcare Courses and Training - E-Learning Courses with Cerficates - CPDUK Accredited.  LearnPac Systems is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private and charity sectors. We have supported over one[...]

Healthcare Assistant Training – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

Healthcare Assistant Training - E-Learning Courses - CPDUK Accredited Healthcare Assistant Training - E-Learning Courses with Certificates - CPDUK Accredited. LearnPac Systems is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private and charity sectors. We have supported over one million learners[...]
Healthcare needs a new year resolution to improve cyber-awareness -

Healthcare needs a new year resolution to improve cyber-awareness

Healthcare needs a new year resolution to improve cyber-awareness. Even though it the start of February, our cybersecurity columnist, Davey Winder, is thinking about resolutions and whether 2020 will still have “the same old security issues”. It’s a new year and I really don’t feel much like celebrating, truth be told. File me under ‘cyber-pessimist’[…]

Augmented reality predicted to edge out VR in healthcare stakes -

Augmented reality predicted to edge out VR in healthcare stakes

Augmented reality predicted to edge out VR in healthcare stakes. The falling cost of augmented reality (AR) hardware and the growing possibilities it proposes to healthcare means it will succeed the popularity of virtual reality (VR) in the next 10 years, according to a new report. GlobalData’s ‘Virtual/Augmented Reality in Healthcare’ report forecasts the AR[…]

Cybersecurity news round-up -

Cyber security news round-up

Cybersecurity news round-up. Our first cybersecurity round-up of 2020 details updates to NHSmail and advice from the National Cyber Security Centre on the use of Windows 7, after Microsoft officially ended support for the platform. Three-quarters of healthcare organisations suffered a cyber-attack in 2019 New research by data security provider Clearswift suggests that more than[…]

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership -

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership. Health Data Research UK has launched a new opportunity for organisations to improve patient care through analysing large-scale data. The work will include up to four projects and a new partnership that will integrate with Health Data Research UK’s (HDRUK) existing research programmes. The Better Care[…]

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff

How computer vision can alleviate pressure on NHS staff. Paul Davis, VP for UK and Northern Europe at Scandit explores how computer vision and augmented reality are improving patient care and removing the need for the NHS to commit to largescale technology investments. The NHS Long Term Plan, published earlier this year, outlines the importance of technology in[…]

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[…]

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[…]