Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system -

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system. NHS Wales Informatics Service has awarded a £13m contract for the development of a national critical care information system. Telecommunications company Ascom will develop and manage the system over a seven-year period. The company’s Digistat clinical information system (CIS) will enable care staff across Wales’[…]

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[…]

Managing the UK’s ‘next big crisis’ of disrupted cancer care and diagnosis -

Managing the UK’s ‘next big crisis’ of disrupted cancer care and diagnosis

Managing the UK’s ‘next big crisis’ of disrupted cancer care and diagnosis. With a lot of medical care on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, Paul Landau, founder and CEO of digital cancer care company Careology, looks into how the UK’s ‘next big crisis’. On the 23rd March, the UK government announced that lockdown measures to[…]

Emergency planning hub introduced at Birmingham Community Healthcare -

Emergency planning hub introduced at Birmingham Community Healthcare

Emergency planning hub introduced at Birmingham Community Healthcare. A digital contingency planning hub has allowed staff at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) to make better use of their time during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 Contingency Planning Hub helped the trust to manage the pandemic locally by allowing it to track its operations[…]

Answer Digital to continue delivering NHS Integrating Care Programme

Answer Digital to continue delivering NHS Integrating Care Programme

Answer Digital to continue delivering NHS Integrating Care Programme. Digital services company Answer Digital has won a contract to continue delivering the NHS Integrating Care Programme. Working with NHS Digital, the Leeds-based company will be responsible for the development and delivery of the programme, which aims to join up care. Answer Digital has worked on[…]

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[…]

NHS clinicians given access to online training for treating Covid-19 patients -

NHS clinicians given access to online training for treating Covid-19 patients

NHS clinicians given access to online training for treating Covid-19 patients. NHS doctors and nurses in England are being given access to training in treating Covid-19 patients from some of UK-based technology companies. A consortium called Resilient XR has provided the health service with interactive videos that allow healthcare staff to rotate the content 360 degrees and[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor -

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has deployed an automated Covid-19 risk assessor to help vulnerable frontline workers limit their exposure to the virus. Developed by intelligent automation company Rainbird, the system provides staff with a digital one-to-one automated report. It uses artificial intelligence to evaluate a[…]

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[…]

House of Lords committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date -

House of Lords committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date

House of Lord’s committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date. The managing director of the NHS Covid-19 app has told a House of Lords committee that the introduction of the technology is “urgent and important” but could not give a specific roll-out date. The government recently announced it was abandoning its contact-tracing app in favour of[…]

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’ -

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’

Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’. Reassuring people about data protection and their privacy in relation to the NHS contact-tracing app remains “crucial”, an MP has said. Harriet Harman, chair of parliament’s joint human rights committee, has written to health secretary Matt Hancock requesting further clarification on how data will be collected and[…]

Cyber security framework launched to bolster trusts’ safety -

Cyber security framework launched to bolster trusts’ safety

Cyber security framework launched to bolster trusts’ safety. A free-to-access cyber security framework has been launched to help the NHS manage risks. The Cyber Security Services Framework provides access to 25 suppliers specialising in managing cyber risks, recovering from attacks, cyber consultancy and security personnel. The £250m framework is set to run until May 2022[…]

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS -

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS. As the NHS starts to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, Tom Whicher, an NHS Innovation Fellow and founder of DrDoctor, looks into how new technologies can help with the looming backlog of non-Covid conditions. Despite early fears, it would be overwhelmed[…]

Covid-19 - NHS contact-tracing app launched in Isle of Wight -

Covid-19: NHS contact-tracing app launched in Isle of Wight

Covid-19: NHS contact-tracing app launched in Isle of Wight. A trial of the NHS contact-tracing app has been launched on the Isle of Wight, with a further roll-out of the tool expected in the coming weeks. The app, which has already been trialled at an RAF base, will form part of the next phase of[…]

NHSX publishes AI buyers guide to ensure safety and efficiency for Covid-19 -

NHSX publishes AI buyers guide to ensure safety and efficiency for Covid-19

NHSX publishes AI buyers guide to ensure safety and efficiency. NHSX has published a buyers checklist to aid trusts and healthcare providers in the procurement of artificial intelligence solutions. The Buyer’s Checklist for AI in Health and Care is designed for procurement teams, chief finance officers, service transformation and commissioning leads, data scientists and analysts,[…]

How the GoodSAM app has revolutionised volunteering in a Covid-19 crisis -

How the GoodSAM app has revolutionised volunteering in a Covid-19 crisis

How the GoodSAM app has revolutionised volunteering in a Covid-19 crisis. In March, it was announced the GoodSAM app was to be used to help recruit an army of volunteers for the NHS to help during the coronavirus pandemic. The call was met with an overwhelming response with around 750,000 people signing up. In light[…]

Technology How social care can emerge from the Covid-19 crisis -

Technology: How social care can emerge from the Covid-19 crisis

Technology: How social care can emerge from the Covid-19 crisis. Tested to the limits by the current pandemic, social care has been under the spotlight as never before. When the sector emerges from the battle with Covid-19, Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, sees an opportunity to build a new technology-enabled delivery model that[…]

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’ -

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’

Data from NHS contact-tracing app ‘to be kept for research purposes’. A portion of data collected by the NHS contact-tracing app will be kept for research purposes when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, NHSX has confirmed. Concerns about privacy and the use of data have been rampant since it was announced central NHS would be[…]

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Early years apps approved to help families kick start learning at home

Early years apps approved to help families kick start learning at home. Parents are set to benefit from new technology to support their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve reading, writing and speaking. Following a competition to find the best educational apps for parents to engage young children in learning[…]

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches data initiative to help spot early signs -

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches data initiative to help spot early signs

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches data initiative to help spot early signs. A spectrum of data is to be used to develop “fingerprints” of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s that can then be detected through wearable technology. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative, which has been launched by the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, aims to[…]

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[…]

Health Foundation to explore impact of data analytics and technology -

Health Foundation to explore impact of data analytics and technology

Health Foundation to explore the impact of data analytics and technology. The Health Foundation will begin exploring the impact of data analytics and technology on health and care in the UK. The independent charity has launched its Data Analytics for Better Health strategy, which aims to tackle real-world problems that affect people’s health and develop[…]

Legal considerations when it comes to robotics in surgery -

Legal considerations when it comes to robotics in surgery

Legal considerations when it comes to robotics in surgery. Robotics in surgery is on the rise with a key development being the use of the technology during minimally invasive procedures. Hamza Drabu, a partner at DAC Beachcroft, who leads their Medtech team, considers some of the main legal considerations associated with contracting for the technology[…]

Expectant mothers given access to health records at Royal Cornwall -

Expectant mothers given access to health records at Royal Cornwall

Expectant mothers given access to health records at Royal Cornwall. Expectant mothers at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust can now access their personal health records through a digital portal. Building on the trusts maternity information system supplied by Wellsky’s Euroking (formerly E3), the trust has added a fully customisable module that allows patients access to their[…]

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[…]

Gloucestershire Hospitals turns around Allscripts go-live in five months -

Gloucestershire Hospitals turns around Allscripts go-live in five months

Gloucestershire Hospitals turns around Allscripts go-live in five months. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with the Allscripts Sunrise electronic patient record (EPR) just five months after signing with the company. Two early adopter wards went live with nursing documentation and risk assessments in November, with a further 22 wards going live two[…]

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[…]

A 'liquid health check' could predict disease risk - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

A ‘liquid health check’ could predict disease risk

A ‘liquid health check’ could predict disease risk. A single blood test could be used to predict whether someone is at risk of developing a range of diseases, according to research we part-funded. Researchers from the University of Cambridge collaborated with teams in the US to create a test which scanned a sample of blood[…]

Apps valuable tools for skin cancer self-monitoring, say dermatologists -

Apps valuable tools for skin cancer self-monitoring, say dermatologists

Apps valuable tools for skin cancer self-monitoring say, dermatologists. Apps that allow patients to keep photographic records of their skin and track changes over time are viewed by dermatologists as important tools for self-monitoring for skin cancer, according to new findings. The Skin Health Alliance 2019 Dermatologists Survey found that 93% of 245 dermatologists said[…]

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,[…]

Significant resource’ needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers -

Significant resource needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers

Significant resource needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers. “Significant resource” in both capital and running costs for technologies are needed to support primary care among dwindling numbers of GPs across the country, a report has found. The Nuffield Trust report, Delivering general practice with too few GPs, found a focus on technology that supports patient[…]

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[…]

Innovative New Technology Unveiled By North Wales Skin Clinic - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Innovative New Technology Unveiled By North Wales Skin Clinic

Innovative New Technology Unveiled By North Wales Skin Clinic. An award-winning skin clinic has invested in new technology to remain at the forefront of advances in the aesthetics sector. Pure Perfection Clinic in Rossett, near Wrexham, has added ground-breaking Diolaze and Morpheus8 machinery to its growing list of pioneering treatments. Morpheus8, a fractional skin process[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools -

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools. People with hearing and sight loss in West Yorkshire and Harrogate are to be trained to use digital health tools to make visiting the GP easier. The project is being run by mHabitat and was designed to find out more about the challenges faced[…]

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[…]

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming” -

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming”

Health coaching app for young people described as “alarming”. Weight Watchers decision to launch Kurbo, a health coaching application aimed at younger people, has been described as alarming by the UK medical director for Liva Healthcare. Kurbo has been designed to “help kids and teens reach a healthier weight and build healthy habits”. It works by[…]

Student startup aims to improve health care through technology -

Student startup aims to improve health care through technology

Student startup aims to improve health care through technology. IST junior Joel Seidel pairs with health policy and administration major Devanshi Agnihotri to form finalist team in Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program. Joel Seidel, a junior in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, is part of an interdisciplinary finalist team in Invent Penn[…]

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology -

What is ‘blobology’ and how is it transforming biology?

What is ‘blobology’ and how is it transforming biology? An enhanced picture of virus seen through an electron microscope. UCSF CHIMERA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Spectacularly detailed videos from an advanced microscope are sparking a biology “revolution”, scientists say. The technique was once termed “blobology” because its images were so indistinct. But now, it is being used to[…]

Government pledges £250m for National AI Lab to improve diagnostics

Government pledges £250m for National AI Lab to improve diagnostics

Government pledges £250m for National AI Lab to improve diagnostics. The government has pledged £250 million for a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab to improve diagnostics and screening in the NHS. The lab will be used to develop treatments for cancer, dementia and heart disease. The programme aims to improve cancer screening and speed up[…]

How drones could revolutionise care delivery at your hospital

Drones could revolutionise care delivery at your hospital

Drones could revolutionise care delivery at your hospital. Drones aren’t just for aerial photos anymore. The technology’s getting much more advanced. Amazon will be using them to deliver packages soon – and they’re also being used for health care. In the not-too-distant future, drones could be an essential part of your hospital. Internationally, drones are[…]

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[…]

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‘Human on a Chip’ technology could change the way we test drugs

‘Human on a Chip’ technology could change the way we test drugs. Researchers say the “human on a chip” technology can simulate the human response to new drugs. Getty Images Researchers are revolutionizing drug and cosmetic testing with a one-of-a-kind “human on a chip” biotechnology. The product was developed by Hesperos Inc., a Florida biotechnology firm,[…]

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace -

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace?

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace? 59% of UK adults experience stress at work, here Natasha Bougourd from TSG highlights how technology can be used to support mental health. When combined, technology and mental health often generate negative headlines. There’s plenty of published reports displaying evidence that helps to reinforce[…]

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[…]

Latest Research Reports On UK Biomedical Sensors Market 2019 With Expected Growth Top Key Companies -

Latest Research Reports On UK Biomedical Sensors Market 2019 With Expected Growth Top Key Companies

Latest Research Reports On UK Biomedical Sensors Market 2019 With Expected Growth Top Key Companies. Technological advancements in the field of biomedical sensors using microtechnology and nanotechnology will bring tiny, robust, smart and cost-effective sensors that are adaptable to the individual genetic formulation. These sensors can be set to trigger alerts when they enlist unpredictable[…]