Greater Manchester Mental Health trust launches validated apps library -

Greater Manchester Mental Health trust launches validated apps library

Greater Manchester Mental Health trust launches validated apps library. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust has launched its own apps library to extend the support offered to patients. The trust is the first in the UK to launch a dedicated library of reviewed mental health apps for patients with anxiety or depression. The apps will[…]

Government announces £50m diagnostic products under National AI Lab -

Government announces £50m diagnostic products under National AI Lab

Government announces £50m diagnostic products under National AI Lab. The government has announced a further £50million for artificial intelligence technologies to benefit NHS patients. A range of AI tools that can accurately analyse breast cancer screening scans and assess emergency stroke patients will be tested and scaled under the National AI Lab. Take-home technology could also[…]

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[…]

Northern Ireland launches UKs first Covid-19 contact-tracing app -

Northern Ireland launches UKs first Covid-19 contact-tracing app

Northern Ireland launches UKs first Covid-19 contact-tracing app. Northern Ireland has released its contact-tracing app – the first country in the UK to roll-out the technology. The app, StopCOVID NI, uses Bluetooth technology to notify users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Those who test positive will[…]

Covid-19 tests now being automatically sent to GP systems -

Covid-19 tests now being automatically sent to GP systems

Covid-19 tests now being automatically sent to GP systems. GP systems are now being automatically sent Covid-19 test results giving doctors visibility of which patients have had tests and results. Patients who use online patient services such as the NHS App and who have requested full access to their GP medical records will now be[…]

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[…]

Sussex Partnership leads the way in Attend Anywhere digital appointments -

Sussex Partnership leads the way to Attend Anywhere digital appointments

Sussex Partnership leads the way to Attend Anywhere digital appointments. A mental health trust in Sussex is leading the way in providing digital appointments for patients during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to national figures for England. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust rolled out remote appointments through Attend Anywhere software on March 16 and in 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[…]

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[…]

Anonymous summary data on shielding covid-19 patients published -

Anonymous summary data on shielding covid-19 patients published

Anonymous summary data on shielding covid-19 patients published. Anonymous summary data on patients who have been identified as being on the Covid-19 shielded patient list (SPL) has been published. The SPL is a specific subset of patients judged to be at highest risk should they contract coronavirus, identified by the chief medical officer. The open[…]

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[…]

Online GP consultation passes one million patient requests -

Online GP consultation passes one million patient requests

Online GP consultation passes one million patient requests. One million patient requests have been managed by GP practices using the askmyGP online consultation and workflow system since September 2018. The system is used by practices across the UK with a combined list size of 545,485. Clinicians at the practices use the system’s online triage tools[…]

Healthcare organisations offered funding to deploy Patients Know Best -

Healthcare organisations offered funding to deploy Patients Know Best

Healthcare organisations offered funding to deploy Patients Know Best.  Patients Know Best (PKB) has been selected by NHS England to support up to six areas to deploy its patient portal. The Innovation and Technology 2019/20 programme chose Patients Know Best (PKB) as an interoperable personal health record (PHR) tool, giving a number of healthcare organisations[…]

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC -

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC. A message-based GP consultation app has been registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Docly allows patients to fill out a questionnaire about their symptoms and a GP is able to message them via the app to offer advice on suitable treatment and, if needed, send a prescription.[…]

Virtual assistant launched by Moorfields Eye Hospital - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Virtual assistant launched by Moorfields Eye Hospital

Virtual assistant launched by Moorfields Eye Hospital. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new virtual assistant designed to engage with patients and provide 24/7 answers and information. The virtual assistant, known as the Oriel Assistant, will provide answers to questions from patients, staff and the general public and let them have their[…]

Mon health center works in virtual reality with patients

Mon health center works in virtual reality with patients

Mon health center works in virtual reality with patients. Photo Provided Karen Buckton, a resident of Rock Cave, W.Va., and a cancer patient at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, W.Va., tries on virtual reality goggles while undergoing treatment. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dr. Jaschar Shakuri-Rad, a urologist at the Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown,[…]

Patients will use health wearables to reduce trips to the doctor-

Patients will use health wearables to reduce trips to the doctor

Patients will use health wearables to reduce trips to the doctor. Patients said they would use a wearable health monitoring device if it meant it could reduce the number of times they had to physically visit a doctor or hospital. (DragonImages/Getty) Turns out, patients might be more willing to wear an Apple Watch, or some[…]