Healthcare Excellence Through Technology – designed for the healthcare industry -

HETT – designed for the healthcare industry

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology – designed for the healthcare industry. Matthew Gould to keynote as part of HETT’s unique programme designed by the healthcare industry for the healthcare industry – have you registered yet? HETT is the healthcare industry event to provide a unique platform for health and care professionals to share and solve the most pressing issues[…]

PET-CT services updated in the Thames Valley area -

PET-CT services updated in the Thames Valley area

PET-CT services updated in the Thames Valley area. On 3 September 2019, NHS England and improvement, Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , InHealth and Oxford University released a joint statement regarding an update on PET-CT services in the Thames Valley area. More lives are being saved by the NHSs commitment to detecting more cancers earlier. Scanning[…]

Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy -

Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy

Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy. The new strategy addresses current and future threats to health, including antibiotic resistance and health inequalities. Over the last decade, 19 new genetic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance have been identified in bacteria causing infections in the UK. The findings come as Public Health England (PHE) sets out[…]

Digital tool helping to speed up hospital discharge for older people -

Digital tool helping to speed up hospital discharge for older people

Digital tool helping to speed up hospital discharge for older people. Finding older peoples’ care home in Kirklees with availability is now easier thanks to an online tracking tool. The Care Home Capacity Tracker was introduced in Kirklees in July 2018 by Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCGs and Kirklees Council, supported by NHS England.[…]

Apple to launch research app to allow users to privately submit health data -

Apple to launch research app to allow users to privately submit health data

Apple to launch research app to allow users to privately submit health data. Technology giant Apple has announced it is launching a research app which can allow users to have the option of privately contributing to health research by sharing data collected from their smartwatch. Via this new app, Apple is looking to conduct three[…]

HUG to use IBM Watson’s AI tool for cancer care -

HUG to use IBM Watson’s AI tool for cancer care

HUG to use IBM Watson’s AI tool for cancer care. Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève (HUG) has announced it will become the first European university hospital to use IBM Watson Health’s precision oncology offering. Watson for Genomics, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, enables oncologists to provide patients with more personalised, evidence-based cancer care. Using information extracted from[…]

Guy’s and St Thomas’ pharmacist develops app for medication questions

Guy’s and St Thomas’ pharmacist develops app for medication questions

Guy’s and St Thomas’ pharmacist develops app for medication questions.  A team from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has developed an app which provides patients with answers to common medication questions. MedTap provides answers to questions such as when and how to take pills, what to do about side effects, how to re-order more[…]

How smart solutions can transform the care eco-system -

How smart solutions can transform the care eco-system

How smart solutions can transform the care eco-system. As Greater Manchester’s NHS Trust and Council announce plans to undergo a £14.3 million digital revamp in a bid to improve care, Helen Dempster, chief visionary officer, Karantis360, further explores how smart solutions have the ability to transform the whole care eco-system. With an ageing population putting[…]

UK govt urged to investigate into neural interface technologies -

UK govt urged to investigate into neural interface technologies

UK govt urged to investigate into neural interface technologies. Image: The Royal Society has published a report on the potential of neural interface technologies. Photo: courtesy of Tom Morris/Wikipedia.org.  The Royal Society, in a report, has asked the UK government to take the lead role in investigating neural interface technologies, which are designed to merge[…]

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors -

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors. Nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and doctors are being called on to become the face of the NHS App on social media and in their communities. England’s chief nursing officer (CNO), Ruth May, launched the drive to find ten NHS ambassadors to help advocate[…]

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[…]

AI Lab will ‘train’ algorithms and develop frameworks, Hancock says -

AI Lab will ‘train’ algorithms and develop frameworks, Hancock says

AI Lab will ‘train’ algorithms and develop frameworks, Hancock says. The newly announced National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab will be used to “train” algorithms and develop “ethical” frameworks, Matt Hancock has said. Appearing via video at NHS Expo, the health secretary said the lab was part of a “major transformation” to improve digital health and patient experience. “[The[…]

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[…]

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients -

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients

iRhythm and Verily team up to assist AF patients. An AI firm who is headed by the multinational giant, Alphabet, has today announced its plans to develop tech that will help patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). iRhythm Technologies, Inc. an AI-based testing and monitoring health company, has collaborated with Alphabet’s health tech data firm, Verily. The[…]

CHIME launches UK chapter in ‘landmark agreement’ with BCS -

CHIME launches UK chapter in ‘landmark agreement’ with BCS

CHIME launches UK chapter in ‘landmark agreement’ with BCS. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has launched a UK chapter after signing a “landmark agreement” with British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT. The agreement means BCS members can access CHIME’s online materials and gain admission to the CHIME Healthcare CIO[…]

Female health app develops tool to identify PCOS -

Female health app develops tool to identify PCOS

Female health app develops tool to identify PCOS. Female health app Flo has announced it has successfully developed PCOS Health Assistant, a digital self-assessment tool to help identify the risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a health condition that impacts approximately one in 10 women of childbearing age and is the cause of[…]

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’

Digital mental health ward ‘empowering clinicians like never before’. Creating a digital ward at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust has “empowered clinicians like they’ve never been empowered before”, a matron at the trust has said. Speaking at NHS Expo today (September 4), Dave Austin explained how the digital ward, which has been released as[…]

The best health tech for beating stress -

The best health tech for beating stress

The best health tech for beating stress. Rawpixel/Getty Images Our stress levels are on the rise. A 2018 survey showed 74 per cent of Brits had experienced stress that left them feeling unable to cope. Half of those people admitted feeling depressed as a result, and 37 per cent felt lonely. Almost half of the[…]

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? -

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness?

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? David Plans, BioBeats.  Technology entrepreneur David Plans knows first hand the risks of ignoring mental health. While going through security at Brussels Airport in 2003, he suddenly passed out, was rushed to hospital in an ambulance and flatlined in transit. “I was shocked back into life and given[…]

Medical device vulnerability scoring flaws put patients’ lives at risk -

Davey Winder: Medical device vulnerability scoring flaws put patients’ lives at risk

Davey Winder: Medical device vulnerability scoring flaws put patients’ lives at risk. In his latest column for Digital Health News, our cyber security specialist, Davey Winder, explores the complicated world of security rating systems for medical device vulnerabilities. In July, Digital Health reported how medical tech outfit Medtronic had identified a vulnerability in some of its insulin[…]

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[…]

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The 'Climate Change' Of Health -

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The ‘Climate Change’ Of Health

Falling Life Expectancy Becoming The ‘Climate Change’ Of Health. Concept of new life and birth abstract medical background.GETTY It’s official. Despite the incredible strides we’re seeing in science and technology, life expectancies are stalling or even falling in much of the developed world. Recent statistics from the Centers for  Disease Control show life expectancy has[…]

Mayo Clinic, Cerner expand into UK with new Oxford partnership -

Mayo Clinic, Cerner expand into UK with new Oxford partnership

Mayo Clinic, Cerner expand into UK with new Oxford partnership. The Mayo Clinic is set to establish its first healthcare facility in the United Kingdom, via a collaboration with Oxford University Clinic. The new clinic, set to open later this month, will deploy Cerner Millennium as its foundational electronic health record platform. WHY IT MATTERS[…]

Transforming mental health services -

Transforming mental health services

Transforming mental health services. Paul Midgley, of Wilmington Healthcare, explores the NHS Long Term Plan’s strategy for tackling mental health conditions Mental health services have become a greater priority for the NHS in recent years, and they are increasingly seen as an area where demand can be reduced and greater efficiencies achieved. Policy changes began[…]

Mental health concerns on the rise for college students -

Mental Health Concerns on the Rise for College Students

Mental Health Concerns on the Rise for College Students. Is social media really to blame and how can college counseling help? Like thousands of students across the continent, tomorrow I’ll be heading back to school. For me this will (hopefully!) be for the very last time, as I enter my final pre-doctoral residency for my PhD. in[…]

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[…]

Artificial intelligence ‘predicts fatal heart attacks up to 5 years in advance’ -

Artificial intelligence ‘predicts fatal heart attacks up to 5 years in advance’

Artificial intelligence ‘predicts fatal heart attacks up to 5 years in advance’. Artificial intelligence could be used to predict those at risk of a fatal heart attack up to five years in advance, new research has found. Experts at the University of Oxford have developed a “fingerprint”, or biomarker, using machine learning. The fat radiomic[…]

London healthcare firm pledges nearly £50m to 'vital' retina therapy technology -

London healthcare firm pledges nearly £50m to ‘vital’ retina therapy technology

London healthcare firm pledges nearly £50m to ‘vital’ retina therapy technology. Syncona Ltd has funded £48m of a £50.4m Series B deal to Gyroscope Therapeutics with the extra £2.4m from Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC). Healthcare company Syncona focuses on founding, building and funding global businesses in life sciences, and retains an 80 per cent stake[…]

New smartphone-based heart monitoring device launched in UK-

New smartphone-based heart monitoring device launched in UK

New smartphone-based heart monitoring device launched in UK. AliveCor has launched of KardiaMobile 6L in the UK, an FDA-cleared and CE-marked, six-lead personal heart monitoring device. This smartphone-based technology provides a multi-dimensional view of the heart in 30 seconds, including visibility into arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation (AF) that are leading indicators of cardiovascular disease.[…]

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[…]

St Helens and Knowsley launches System C vitals in ‘big bang’ go-live -

St Helens and Knowsley launches System C vitals in ‘big bang’ go-live

St Helens and Knowsley launch System C vitals in ‘big bang’ go-live. St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have celebrated a successful go-live of System C’s CareFlow Vitals as part of its strategy of becoming a digital exemplar trust.  The roll-out of CareFlow Vitals represented the first time System C’s e-observations (e-obs) software[…]

First ‘digital’ baby born at West Cumberland Hospital -

First ‘digital’ baby born at West Cumberland Hospital

First ‘digital’ baby born at West Cumberland Hospital. The first baby born using entirely digital maternity notes in north Cumbria has been born at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. The new digital system replaces the traditional paper based system with notes being held digitally for staff and linking to a phone app so women no[…]

First of its kind community Diabetes Village opens for patients -

First of its kind community Diabetes Village opens for patients

First of its kind community Diabetes Village opens for patients. People registered with a Leicester GP practice and either living with type 2 diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes will soon be able to access a wide portfolio of support services all under one roof. A new diabetes village opened its doors at 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,[…]

Doctor dares 'muppet' Rees-Mogg to report him after no-deal clash -

Doctor dares ‘muppet’ Rees-Mogg to report him after no-deal clash

Doctor dares ‘muppet’ Rees-Mogg to report him after no-deal clash. Politician called neurologist ‘shameful’ for raising concerns about supply of medicines. Rees-Mogg accuses doctor of ‘fearmongering’ about potential no-deal deaths. The consultant neurologist who clashed with Jacob Rees-Mogg over contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit has challenged the politician to report him to the General Medical Council.[…]

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care -

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care. Digital providers should be offered financial “incentives” to encourage them to “maximise their offerings”, according to Babylon. The digital-first provider also called for primary care IT infrastructure to be updated to allow Babylon GP at Hand’s technology to work seamlessly with existing systems. This[…]

What smartphones are doing to your teenager's mental health -

What smartphones are doing to your teenager’s mental health

What smartphones are doing to your teenager’s mental health. New research questions the connection between phones and mental health. How many times have you heard that screen time is bad for adolescent mental health? As a paediatrician, I’ve told many families that small amounts of screen time are fine, but large amounts of screen time[…]

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[…]

Greater Manchester to invest in technology across early years and dementia care.

Greater Manchester to invest in technology across early years and dementia care

Greater Manchester to invest in technology across early years and dementia care. Greater Manchester’s NHS and Councils are working together to develop and test new advanced technologies aiming to join up information across public services and empower people to live well and integrate care. Under the plans, a suite of new technologies will be developed[…]

Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’ -

Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’

Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’. Study prompts medicines regulator to advise all women using HRT to remain vigilant. The study shows one in 50 women taking the most common HRT for five years will get breast cancer. Photograph: MarsBars/Getty Images/iStockphoto. The risk of breast cancer from using hormone replacement[…]

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[…]

Manchester LHCRE to invest £14.3m in integrated care tech -

Manchester LHCRE to invest £14.3m in integrated care tech

Manchester LHCRE to invest £14.3m in integrated care tech. The Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) programme in Manchester is investing over £14m in new tech to support integrated care and people living with long-term conditions. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is contributing up to £6.8m as part of the project, with a[…]

App advises steps to treat back pain in the workplace

App advises steps to treat back pain in the workplace

App advises steps to treat back pain in the workplace. An app created to reduce back pain has produced exercises aimed to treat the problem in the workplace. Kaia Health claims that a few simple changes in the workplace could help reduce the problem. These include: Walking and talking during phone calls Taking a break[…]

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service -

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service. Portsmouth has become the first area in the country to offer electronic prescriptions to all patients. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has piloted an update to the electronic prescription service (EPS), which allows prescriptions for all patients to be sent digitally. Previously it[…]

Blood test may detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier, study finds

Blood test may detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier, study finds. Scientists developed a simple screening method involving a biomarker made up of four proteins seen together ( WikiMedia ). A blood test may detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier, a new study has found. Scientists developed a simple screening method involving a biomarker[…]

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[…]

Device that predicts heart failure based on saliva developed

Device that predicts heart failure based on saliva developed A hand-held device to predict heart failure based on saliva has been developed with the aim of helping millions of potential victims take preventative steps to avoid their fate. A multi-partner deal has been signed to bring the technology to market. It contains nano-sensors on the[…]

E-rostering platform rolled out across Medway NHS Foundation Trust

E-rostering platform rolled out across Medway NHS Foundation Trust Staff at Medway NHS Foundation Trust now have access to an e-rostering platform after the software from Allocate was rolled out. The trust rolled out Allocate’s MedicOnduty, MedicOnline and LocumOnduty software which has replaced a number of paper-based rotas. The systems were rolled out between January[…]

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[…]

Out-of-area GP rules should be ‘withdrawn’. -

Out-of-area GP rules should be ‘withdrawn’.

Out-of-area General Practitioner rules should be ‘withdrawn’. Out-of-area GP registration rules should be “withdrawn” to prevent digital providers prioritising healthy patients, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said. The regulations “are not in line” with wider NHS England policy on population-based health management and are no longer required due to the rising number of telephone,[…]

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.[…]

CliniSys software to play major role in supporting new cervical screening service -

CliniSys software to play major role in supporting new cervical screening service

CliniSys software to play major role in supporting new cervical screening service. Leading lab tech provider announces that its software will support all of the eight hubs chosen to deliver the primary HPV programme. CliniSys is set to play a major role in supporting England’s primary HPV screening service,after securing contracts to provide its requesting[…]

New toolkit recommends Skype consults to cut hospital admissions -

New toolkit recommends Skype consults to cut hospital admissions

New toolkit recommends Skype consults to cut hospital admissions. Skype consultations, apps and the use of other digital tools could prevent thousands of unnecessary hospital appointments for people with brain and nerve conditions. NHE England has joined forces with seven charities to produce a toolkit to help local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) improve services for[…]

Leicester’s Hospitals choose Nervecentre’s Next Generation EPR to power digital transformation -

Leicester’s Hospitals choose Nervecentre’s Next Generation EPR to power digital transformation

Leicester’s Hospitals choose Nervecentre’s Next Generation EPR to power digital transformation. One of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Nervecentre Software to deliver a Next Generation Electronic Patient Record (EPR) that harnesses mobile technology to achieve a best in class user experience for clinicians, and power its[…]

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests -

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests

Air pollution linked to mental health issues, research suggests. Areas with worst air quality had 27% increase in bipolar disorder, analysis found. PA People who grow up in areas with poor air quality are more likely to develop depression and bipolar disorder in later life, a new study has suggested. Analysis of health data from millions of patients found a “significant link”[…]

Children’s paediatric therapy provider raises $1.2m in funding -

Children’s paediatric therapy provider raises $1.2m in funding

Children’s paediatric therapy provider raises $1.2m in funding. Digital paediatric therapy provider Enable My Child (EMC), has raised $1.2 million in a seed round of financing led by Dallas-based CMI Ventures. With the new capital, Enable My Child will expand its platform, which provides therapy services for schools and early intervention centres across the United States. According[…]

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease -

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Mobile phones are being used to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Future treatments for age-related dementia could involve mobile phone frequency electromagnetic fields, researchers at Nazarbayev University and the National Laboratory Astana investigate. The scientists are studying how radio frequency electromagnetic fields could be used in Alzheimer’s disease therapy, selecting a frequency of 918 MHz because it’s[…]

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’. Hundreds of patients in Scotland were wrongly told they had serious conditions – including cancer and endometriosis – after an “IT error” caused incorrect discharge letters to be sent out. NHS Forth Valley confirmed to Digital Health News that the glitch occurred after[…]

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019 -

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019

Mental health installation Blackout to present at PLASA 2019. After an acclaimed initial run at Guildford School of Acting (University of Surrey) earlier this year, this fusion of cutting-edge technology, art, theatre, and education visits PLASA as it gears up for a nationwide rollout. A mental health installation by Mig Burgess will be at the[…]

Two trusts trial AI to diagnose breast cancer sooner

Two trusts trial AI to diagnose breast cancer sooner

Two trusts trial AI to diagnose breast cancer sooner. Two trusts have turned to artificial intelligence to help them spot patients with breast cancer earlier. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUHT) are taking part in a trial in conjunction with East Midlands Radiology Consortium (EMRAD) and UK-based AI companies[…]

AI may be the future of radiology as clinicians struggle to meet demand -

AI may be the future of radiology as clinicians struggle to meet demand

AI may be the future of radiology as clinicians struggle to meet demand. Experts are testing how well artificial intelligence algorithms compare with human expertise by providing secure access to anonymised clinical data. AI could expedite radiological procedures, improving healthcare. (iStock) It is almost 40 years since a full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was used for[…]

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app -

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app. The provider-facing technology is expected to help predict when a person is drinking again. Beam Diagnostics is teaming up with tech company Excella to create an app that detects relapse in alcohol use disorder. The technology will specifically be targeted at helping providers predict when a patient[…]

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to hospital patient Scarlett Gibbons, 5, during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, south-west England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. Johnson is under increasing pressure Monday to recall Parliament after leaked government documents warned of widespread problems[…]

Digital consultation service receives CQC accreditation -

Digital consultation service receives CQC accreditation

Digital consultation service receives CQC accreditation. Messaging-based consultation service Docly has received CQC accreditation and has subsequently launched across the UK. In the first weeks since its launch, Docly has provided 200 additional consultations to one practice alone. Barnaby Poulton, managing director of Docly, said: “We are rightly proud to be the first messaging-based digital consultation[…]

Digital diabetes prevention launched -

Digital diabetes prevention launched

Digital diabetes prevention launched. Digital support will be offered to people who are susceptible to Type 2 diabetes to prevent them from getting the condition. These thousands of people are being helped in this way as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The initial schemes are offering 24/7 online support and advice, and so[…]

Founder of London AI lab DeepMind placed on leave

Founder of London AI lab DeepMind placed on leave

Founder of London AI lab DeepMind placed on leave. Mustafa Suleyman led the development of the company’s healthcare arm, which has been criticised over its work with the NHS. CREDIT: Healthcliff O’malley The co-founder of Google’s London-based artificial intelligence lab DeepMind has been placed on leave amid controversy over some of its work. Mustafa Suleyman is taking[…]

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[…]

Nearly 1 in 4 millennials hasn't had a physical in 5 years, survey says -

Nearly 1 in 4 millennials hasn’t had a physical in 5 years, survey says

Nearly 1 in 4 millennials hasn’t had a physical in 5 years, survey says. A new survey from Harmony Healthcare IT shows 23-to-38-year-olds eschewing traditional care and flocking to WebMD. Group of friends are enjoying a meal together. They are talking and laughing while eating their starters and drinking champagne. (Group of friends are enjoying[…]

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[…]

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes -

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes. Credit: CC0 Public Domain As medicine becomes both bigger and more personalized, the need for massive databases of patient records, such as the 1 million person All of Us Research Program, become increasingly essential to fueling both new discoveries and translational treatments. But the looming,[…]

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025

Mental health software market 2019-2025. The global Mental Health Software market is comprehensively and Insightful information in the report, taking into consideration various factors such as competition, regional growth, segmentation, and Mental Health Software Market size by value and volume. This is an excellent research study specially compiled to provide the latest insights into critical aspects of the Mental[…]

Applications for cohort three of NHS Digital Academy now open.

Applications for cohort three of NHS Digital Academy now open

Applications for cohort three of NHS Digital Academy now open. Applications are now open for the third cohort of the NHS Digital Academy. Officially launched in 2017, the academy, which is run in partnership with Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard Medical School, is a year-long training programme which results in a Post Graduate Diploma[…]

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies -

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies

Why health companies are branding themselves as tech companies. ADOBE From digital health startups to primary care groups, companies are increasingly branding themselves as tech companies first, health care companies second. Shunning ties to the mission-driven health care sector may seem counterintuitive at best and sacrilegious at worst. Yet for many new entrants, such an approach —[…]

Dr Google ‘diagnoses’ 100m health concerns as GP wait times rise

Dr Google ‘diagnoses’ 100m health concerns as GP wait times rise

Dr Google ‘diagnoses’ 100m health concerns as GP wait times rise. Packed GP surgeries and rising wait times is driving more people to Google to self-diagnose health concerns, new research has suggested. Data compiled by private UK healthcare provider, Benenden Health, revealed that more than 100 million health-related Google searches were placed in the UK[…]

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[…]

The best emerging health technology for diabetes -

The best emerging health technology for diabetes

The best emerging health technology for diabetes. The top glucose monitors, insulin pumps, dosage management tools and dietary apps for diabetes sufferers. MaskotGetty Images According to the International Diabetes Federation’s last count in 2017, 425 million adults and over a million children are living with diabetes. A further 325 million people are at risk of developing[…]

Are health app firms being transparent surrounding the use of personal data -

Are health app firms being transparent surrounding the use of personal data?

Are health app firms being transparent surrounding the use of personal data? Hayley Davis and Agatha Claridge, solicitors in the Commercial Technology team at Kemp Little, write about the concerns surrounding health apps and the use of personal data. A recent study published by the British Medical Journal has warned that many health apps may be selling[…]

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health -

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health

Study to Investigate Links Between Immune System and Mental Health. The immune system in action: a scanning electron microscope image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). Credit: Volker Brinkmann [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)]. Our understanding of how our psyche affects our immune system – and vice versa – has been limited. Until[…]

The potential effects for life sciences of an AI patent application -

The potential effects for life sciences of an AI patent application

The potential effects for life sciences of an AI patent application. After news emerged that a multi-disciplinary team led by the University of Surrey successfully filed the first ever AI patent applications for inventions autonomously created by AI without a human inventor, Ian Bolland caught up with team leader Professor Ryan Abbott about the potential knock-on effect[…]

Fact Fiction Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health -

Fact/Fiction: Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health?

Fact/Fiction: Is social media damaging youngsters’ mental health? Old news, truthfully retold. This week we look at a new study looking at why frequent social media use was associated with greater psychological distress. It divided news outlets so we analyse who was right and who was wrong. How it was told We’re all still trying[…]

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[…]

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform -

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform

NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform. The 2019 realLIST company is entering another partnership to expand its brand. Mental health platform NeuroFlow has been making moves this year. When we checked in with the 2019 realLIST company last month, the team had grown its staff to 26, was on pace to[…]

Ascenti launches revolutionary exercise and rehabilitation app PhysioNow -

Ascenti launches revolutionary exercise and rehabilitation app PhysioNow

Ascenti launches revolutionary exercise and rehabilitation app PhysioNow. Thousands of NHS and private patients set to benefit from round the clock guidance that will change the way musculoskeletal injury is treated nationwide. Currently 16.9% of the population in England, across all ages, have back pain; with 60-80% of adults likely to experience back pain in[…]

New Research Report on Healthcare Information Technology Software Market Growth with top key vendors -

New Research Report on Healthcare Information Technology Software Market Growth with top key vendors

New Research Report on Healthcare Information Technology Software Market Growth with top key vendors. Healthcare Information Technology Software Market 2019 Global Industry research report offers you market size, industry growth, share, development trends, investment plans, business idea and forecasts to 2025. This report highlights the exhaustive study of major market along with present and forecast[…]

Hedge funds are dumping tech stocks for health care -

Hedge funds are dumping tech stocks for health care

Hedge funds are dumping tech stocks for health care. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | Getty Images. Key Points: Health care has become the biggest sector exposure for hedge funds at 18% by the end of the second quarter, Goldman says. “Funds took the policy-driven decline of Health[…]

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[…]

Health tech unicorn shows vital signs of another Edinburgh success story -

Health tech unicorn shows vital signs of another Edinburgh success story

Health tech unicorn shows vital signs of another Edinburgh success story. Skyscanner veteran Richard Lennox says Current Health is ready for year of rapid growth. Current Health’s wearable device allows remote monitoring of patients by doctors. Richard Lennox knows how to spot a success story in the making. He was a software engineer at Skyscanner[…]

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care -

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care

Voice Technology And The Lure Of Zero UI In Health Care. GETTY Great technology is invisible. There’s always a push toward it becoming less and less obvious to the user. The less a user notices, the better it’s working. Voice-assisted technology is one place we see this push today. But while it’s ideal for many[…]

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis can it save them -

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis — can it save them?

Tech traps UK teens in mental health crisis — can it save them? Rebecca Maharaj, a mental health professional with Britain’s National Health Service, talks to a high school student in London in this July 4, 2019 file photo. — Thomson Reuters Foundation. LONDON — For the British teachers grappling with a mental health crisis in[…]

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[…]

£9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies -

£9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies

£9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies. Patients to benefit from AI, machine learning and hand-held devices as newly-funded digital projects by pioneering companies point to future of healthcare. Innovative digital technology projects to address key challenges in health care have received a £9m funding boost through the government’s Digital Health Technology Catalyst it was[…]

Technology group acquires medical software provider -

Technology group acquires medical software provider

Technology group acquires medical software provider. ClearCourse Partnership, a group of technology companies providing software, services and digital capabilities has acquired e-clinic a patient and clinic management software provider. Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, said: “e-clinic is a dynamic new addition to ClearCourse Partnership. The Company has developed a strong reputation in the healthcare sector[…]

MMR vaccine one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised -

MMR vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised

MMR vaccine: one in seven five-year-olds in England may not be immunised. Public Health England issues warning as UK loses measles-free status and PM pledges action on social media firms.  A nurse prepares an MMR injection. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo. One in seven five-year-olds may not be up to date with their MMR immunisation, Public Health England[…]

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably.  Christy and her son Christopher Christopher Stephens has haemophilia A – his body lacks a protein that makes blood clot. A simple graze can mean the two-year-old bleeds uncontrollably. To avoid this he needs treatment every few days with a drug put into his bloodstream via a[…]

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[…]

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment 1

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment. Treatment options for Crohn’s disease tend to focus on symptom control, but new research highlights a potential treatment option that targets a pathway in the immune system itself. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, have published the results of[…]

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems.

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems

Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems. NHS Digital is trialling the reasonable adjustment flag on patient records that alerts health and care staff if a patient has a learning disability and has specific requirements for care services. The reasonable adjustment flag is a national record that indicates whether adjustments are required for a[…]

How medical technology is making a big difference for your health

How medical technology is making a big difference for your health. The ability to connect with a physician online can make it easier to get diagnosed quickly, making the process more efficient for everyone involved. – stock.adobe.com Technology is an integral part of daily life, from constant entertainment at the fingertips to the ability to communicate[…]

Lavender oil could cause abnormal breast growth in young boys and girls, new study suggests -

Lavender oil could cause abnormal breast growth in young boys and girls, new study suggests Shampoos, soaps and perfume use the essential oil

Lavender oil could cause abnormal breast growth in young boys and girls, new study suggests. Shampoos, soaps and perfume use the essential oil. Lavender oil is among the most popular essential oils in the world and has been used in herbal remedies and rituals for thousands of years. ( iStock ) Lavender oils found in soaps, shampoo and[…]

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety. Scientists have found that increasing the levels of a molecule in a particular part of the brain can reduce anxious temperament in young monkeys. The finding sheds light on the origins of anxiety disorders and how it might be possible to devise early treatments for those at risk. Although there[…]

How chatbot technology can open up the world of published data -

How chatbot technology can open up the world of published data

How chatbot technology can open up the world of published data. NHS Digital is trialling chatbot software on its website to help clinicians and researchers find published data more easily. Programme manager David West offers insight into the technology pilot and its anticipated rewards. NHS Digital’s data is used and viewed by a diverse range[…]

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.[…]

Scientists find cure for TB strain resistant to current treatment -

Scientists find cure for Tuberculosis strain resistant to current treatment

Scientists find cure for Tuberculosis strain resistant to current treatment. The XDR strain is resistant to all four families of antibiotics typically used to fight the disease. sanjeri/iStock. When she joined a trial of new tuberculosis drugs, the dying young woman weighed just 57 pounds. Stricken with a deadly strain of the disease, she was terrified. Local nurses told her the Johannesburg hospital to[…]

'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's

‘Spontaneous chemistry’ may drive Alzheimer’s

‘Spontaneous chemistry’ may drive Alzheimer’s. Despite decades of research, Alzheimer’s disease still holds many mysteries. A recent study asks whether spontaneous changes to the chemistry of proteins might help explain the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia; it currently affects an estimated 5.5 million people in the United States. As it[…]

Wearable tech works like a Band-Aid to monitor health

Wearable tech works like a Band-Aid to monitor health

Wearable tech works like a Band-Aid to monitor health.  Scientists have designed an innovative, wearable tech device that tracks movement, heart rate, and breathing without using any wires, batteries, or circuits. The device sticks to human skin like a Band-Aid. The human skin is a fascinating organ. In fact, it is the largest and heaviest organ of[…]

Fast follower Royal Oldham digitises dietetic referrals -

Fast follower Royal Oldham digitises dietetic referrals

Fast follower Royal Oldham digitises dietetic referrals. The dietetic team at Royal Oldham Hospital has switched to digital referrals to reduce paper and improve patient safety. The team currently receive 180 adult dietetic referrals every month and, though they arrive electronically, they are processed manually. The programme involves standardising and digitising dietetic documentation at the hospital[…]

Health Apps and technology could help patient power -

Apps and technology could help ‘patient power’

Health: Apps and technology could help ‘patient power’. Apps are being developed to help patients manage their own medicines. Could apps and wearable technology soon mean patients in Wales take more control of their treatment? Doctors and scientists are looking at ways for both drugs and conditions to be better monitored by patients themselves. One[…]

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[…]

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise awareness of dementia -

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise dementia awareness

Call for Government action ahead of North-East event to raise dementia awareness. A SPEAKER at a North-East event aimed at raising dementia awareness has called for Government action to accelerate finding a cure. Anthony Horan, community speaker for Alzheimer’s Research UK – the country’s leading dementia research charity – will address the “Living With Alzheimer’s and[…]

WeChat apps are tackling China's hidden mental health crisis -

WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis

WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis. Nearly 90 per cent of Chinese people with a serious mental health disorder does not seek treatment. Now WeChat apps are helping address this deep cultural taboo. Credit Ilya Milstein As she came to the end of a master’s in social work at New York’s Columbia[…]

Accredited suppliers for electronic patient records launched by NHS -

Accredited suppliers for electronic patient records launched by NHS

Accredited suppliers for electronic patient records launched by NHS. A list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions has been published by the NHSX and NHS England. This gives purchasers in the NHS more security in their digitisation endeavours. A new section has been developed in the Health Systems Support Framework by NHS England[…]

Digital tools prevent hundreds of sepsis deaths across three hospitals

Digital tools prevent hundreds of sepsis deaths across three hospitals

Digital tools prevent hundreds of sepsis deaths across three hospitals. Three hospitals have reduced sepsis deaths and increased screening for the deadly condition using digital “alert and action” solutions. Cambridge University Hospitals, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital have each seen a reduction in mortality rates using algorithms to[…]

Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics -

Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics

Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics. Online pharmacy UK Meds has invested more than £500,000 into AI and facial biometrics software in a bid to improve patient safety within the industry. The news comes after the average waiting time for GP appointments in the NHS has peaked at 15 days. In response to[…]

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer -

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer. Picture courtesy – mdleast1The Football Association (FA) and mental health charity Heads Together have teamed up in an initiative to raise awareness of mental health issues. The ‘Heads Up’ campaign, spearheaded by the Duke of Cambridge aims to  show the UK that mental health is just as[…]

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[…]

Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health -

Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health

Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health. Which seven pressure points should the global health community focus on to save millions of lives? Vaccines for HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis could save millions of lives Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Which major breakthroughs in technology have had a transformative effect on the lives of the world’s poorest?[…]

Case study - How MIG data is increasing efficiency in Bristol -

How MIG data is increasing efficiency in Bristol

Case study: How MIG data is increasing efficiency in Bristol. Access to GP and community care patient data via the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) is increasing healthcare efficiency and improving care quality for over a million people in the Bristol area. The Connecting Care Partnership has brought together a shared care record from across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire[…]

How to ensure funding for healthtech in the NHS -

How to ensure funding for healthtech in the NHS

How to ensure funding for healthtech in the NHS. Shane Tickell, CEO, IMS MAXIMS, writes about innovative ways to ensure funding for healthtech in the NHS. New prime minister Boris Johnson has generated headlines in recent weeks by promising a relatively small investment in 20 hospitals. He’d be better investing the same kind of money[…]

Time to put AI at the heart of the NHS -

Time to put AI at the heart of the NHS

Time to put AI at the heart of the NHS. Geoff Twist, managing director for Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland, writes about the value of AI for clinical diagnostics. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help healthcare professionals transform the NHS. Not only will it improve care for patients and lead to increased cost savings, it can[…]

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks. A new app being trialled at Sheffield Children’s Hospital helps children manage their asthma as well as alerting parents to worsening symptoms. The Asthma+me App, a partnership between the hospital and Aseptika, allows the child, parent, or other family members to enter information about their[…]

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls

Bucks trust deploys digital FGM solution to protect vulnerable girls. A Bucks trust has become the first to introduce a digital information sharing tool to protect women at risk of female genital mutilation. Milton Keynes University Hospital has implemented the Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing (FGM-IS) solution, which allows authorised health professionals in the region to[…]

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[…]

Cannabis and Mental Health - Social Anxiety Disorder -

Cannabis and Mental Health: Social Anxiety Disorder

Cannabis and Mental Health: Social Anxiety Disorder. Social anxiety may sound like something we all experience at times in life, and that is true. It is natural for a person to feel nervous or anxious in situations like being alone in a new place or going on a first date. But for those living with[…]

Medical charity implements PatientSource EPR after e-prescribing success

Medical charity implements PatientSource EPR after e-prescribing success

Medical charity implements PatientSource EPR after e-prescribing success. The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) has implemented PatientSource’s electronic patient record system following the success of the supplier’s e-prescribing system. The independent medical charity said it reduced prescription errors by 83% following the introduction of PatientSource’s e-prescribing technology across four of the hospital’s wards. It’s now[…]

NHS Trust introduces information tool to protect FGM victims -

NHS Trust introduces information tool to protect FGM victims

NHS Trust introduces information tool to protect FGM victims. Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) has become the first NHS Trust to introduce an information-sharing tool which aims to protect women at risk of suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). The Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing (FGM-IS) solution is a tool which allows relevant, authorised healthcare professionals and administrative staff[…]

Fixing Our Broken Mental Health System - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Fixing our broken Mental Health System

Fixing our broken Mental Health System. It’s a great idea, but it’s not a way to stop mass shootings. After three mass shootings in the past week left 29 people dead, politicians resurrected a familiar narrative: The perpetrators were mentally ill, and the solution to the problem is to shore up our nation’s mental health[…]

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[…]

Mental health services not bothering with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental health services “not bothering” with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse

Mental health services “not bothering” with NICE guidelines to routinely enquire about abuse. Findings come as charities, practitioners and leading experts call for the Domestic Abuse Bill to ensure all public services ask about domestic abuse. Mental health services across England are failing women by not asking about experiences of domestic abuse, according to new data published[…]

Mobile health and apps news in brief -

Mobile health and apps news in brief

Mobile health and apps news in brief. This month’s mobile apps round-up features news that myGP has launched medical record access for patients across the country, while patient messaging service MJOG and healthcare app developer my mhealth are joining forces to help people manage their chronic conditions. myGP launches medical record access for patients across[…]

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North West Anglia NHS Trust installs new computer system

North West Anglia NHS Trust installs new computer system. North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals, has successfully installed a new computer system which stores detailed information on all patients. The project saw 1.67 million current and archived patient records transferred from two separate Patient Administration[…]

Mobile phone network for personal hearing needs launches -

Mobile phone network for personal hearing needs launches

Mobile phone network for personal hearing needs launches. Mobile phone network Audacious is launching in the UK to provide a solution for users with a range of hearing needs, using technology created in partnership with audiologists to personalise calls to the user’s unique hearing profile. While Audacious was designed with hearing loss in mind, it[…]

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024 - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Disclosing Latest Trends and Advancement 2019 to 2024. The Mental Health Software And Devices Market research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The market report also calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of this report and[…]

Studiomade design and develop App to help educate against alcohol abuse - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Studiomade design and develop App to help educate against alcohol abuse

Studiomade design and develop App to help educate against alcohol abuse. First released in 2014 , Drinks Meter has supported over 50,000 people and helped users from 170 countries. The brainchild of Global Drug Survey Founder, Dr Adam Winstock; Consultant Addictions Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for the Addiction for London Prisons, believed in order to[…]

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health

Relentless Brexit news coverage is really hurting our mental health. People are changing routes to work and imposing curfews on themselves to avoid stress from endless Brexit news coverage. WIRED Dwindling food supplies. The prime minister threatening another general election if there’s a vote of no confidence in his government. The prospect of day-long traffic[…]

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs. Future policies need to encourage the adoption of digital solutions to ease patient demand on GPs, the director of the Digital Healthcare Council has said. Simply “peddling faster” to keep up with demand is unsustainable, Graham Kendall told Digital Health News. Instead, smarter solutions like[…]

Mobile app helps increase detection rate of acute kidney injury - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mobile app helps increase detection rate of acute kidney injury

Mobile app helps increase detection rate of acute kidney injury. Detection of one of the biggest killers in the NHS has been cut from hours to minutes at the Royal Free Hospital in London thanks to the introduction of a new mobile app. That is one of the key findings of an evaluation of Streams[…]

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy

Addressing mental health issues in small businesses could bring major boost to the economy. Mental health awareness has risen enormously in recent years. Celebrities from athlete Michael Phelps to Prince Harry and pop star Lady Gaga have spoken publicly about their mental health struggles and the stigma surrounding them. But business has been slow to react – particularly[…]

AI standards need to be created to protect patient safety, experts warn

AI standards need to be created to protect patient safety, experts warn

AI standards need to be created to protect patient safety, experts warn. Appropriate methods and standards around artificial intelligence need to be created to protect patient safety, experts have said. Responding to the Government’s pledge of £250 million for a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab, Matthew Honeyman, researcher at The Kings Fund, also said the NHS workforce[…]

Could music festivals be good for your health -

Could music festivals be good for your health?

Could music festivals be good for your health?. Many festival-goers get up early to take part in workshops and classes. Millions of people around the world go to music festivals each year. At one time, they were seen as encouraging heavy drinking and drug-taking while providing poor facilities and bad food. But now organisers are[…]

Mental Health Disorders Are Not Like Measles, Which Makes It Difficult To View Them Using A Medical Lens -

Mental Health Disorders Are Not Like Measles, Which Makes It Difficult To View Them Using A Medical Lens

Mental health disorders are not like measles, which makes it difficult to view them using a medical lens. With two recent mass homicides, one by someone who endorsed “white supremacist” views and one that supported “Antifa” violence, the search is on for commonality between two people in opposition to each other in many ways. One[…]

Thousands to benefit from digital tools to tackle Type 2 diabetes

Thousands to benefit from digital tools to tackle Type 2 diabetes

Thousands to benefit from digital tools to tackle Type 2 diabetes. Thousands of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes will receive digital interventions after a successful pilot. They will receive wearables that monitor their levels of exercise, access to health coaches and educational content, online peer support groups and the ability to set and[…]

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health

Social media effecting young peoples’ mental health. Matt Hancock delivered a speech at the Bright Blue and Barnado’s conference last month titled ‘Left to their own devices?’ He spoke about the impact social media has on the mental health of the youth and about the topics discussed when the largest social media companies came together[…]

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust launches pioneering app for increased staff engagement - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust launches pioneering app for increased staff engagement

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust launches pioneering app for increased staff engagement. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has rolled out an app from Ryalto designed to improve the working and professional lives of its healthcare staff. Croydon NHS Trust is now offering all of its 3,800 workers access to Ryalto –a platform that enables healthcare[…]

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum

UK university first to embed digital therapeutics into curriculum.  The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will offer digital therapy training as part of its curriculum, marking the first offering of its kind from a UK university. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is part of the NHS Long Term plan and aims to provide an[…]

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[…]

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery.  Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals has launched a virtual tour to give young patients an interactive experience of wards before they have surgery. The Little Journey App includes a virtual reality doctor, nurse and anaesthetist, and gives a tour of the children’s day ward, anaesthetics room and[…]

NHS approves first Cancer-Related Fatigue app -

NHS approves first Cancer-Related Fatigue app

NHS approves first Cancer-Related Fatigue app. Untire has become the first Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF) app to be approved by the NHS and is now available to download for free via the NHS Apps Library. The Fatigue app, which aims to tackle CRF – one of the most common side effects of cancer and its treatment – has successfully[…]

Digital medication firm to launch in the UK in 2020 -

Digital medication firm to launch in the UK in 2020

Digital medication firm to launch in the UK in 2020. MedAdvisor, a digital medication management company, has announced it will launch in the UK market in early 2020, having secured its first UK pharmacy chain customer, the Day Lewis Pharmacy Group. Day Lewis owns over 270 pharmacies, who service over 1 million customers. Under the[…]

'I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms'

‘I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms’

‘I lost my son to a sudden asthma attack, despite him having mild symptoms’   Bailey Davis died after a sudden asthma attack Eight-year-old Bailey Davis only ever showed mild symptoms of asthma, but in 2017, without warning, he suffered an acute attack, collapsed and died. His mother Nicki Davis is keen to warn others[…]

Tech companies renew pledge to support interoperability in health

Tech companies renew pledge to support interoperability in health. A number of tech giants have renewed their commitment to supporting interoperability in healthcare. Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce made the announcement in August 2018 and all signed up to take steps to advance data-sharing standards. A year later and the six companies have reaffirmed this[…]

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[…]

Knowledge of 5G potential needs to be embedded into NHSX, report finds

Knowledge of 5G potential needs to be embedded into NHSX, report finds

Knowledge of 5G potential needs to be embedded into NHSX, report finds. Knowledge and experience on the potential of 5G needs to be embedded into NHSX in order for the benefits of the technology to be realised, a new report has found. But the potential for 5G to transform online consultations and remote care may[…]

Family raising money in fight over medical treatment for daughter

Family raising money in fight over medical treatment for daughter Tafida Raqeeb, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in February (Family handout/PA)  A couple who want to take their seriously ill daughter to Italy for treatment after UK doctors said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die have asked people to[…]

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Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years

 Psychedelic mental health treatment expected to be approved in Australia within five years.  Australia has been ‘pretty slow’ to realise the benefits of psychedelic therapy involving magic mushrooms or MDMA, Mind Medicine Australia says. Photograph: Juris Kraulis/Alamy Psychedelic therapy involving magic mushrooms or MDMA to treat mental illnesses could be five years away from regulator[…]

Technology will revolutionise mental health care - but only if we put people at the centre -

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre.

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre. Claudia Martinez is Research Manager at independent public services think tank, Reform. She recently authored a paper on the potential of data-driven technology for mental healthcare. Recent years have seen increased interest in the use of artificial intelligence and other[…]

Technology companies want your smart speaker to take on health care

Technology companies want your smart speaker to take on health care

Technology companies want your smart speaker to take on health care. Now that it’s upending the way you play music, cook, shop, hear the news and check the weather, the friendly voice emanating from your Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker is poised to wriggle its way into all things health care. Amazon has big ambitions for[…]

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019.v1

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019

Mental Health Software And Devices Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2019.  The Global Mental Health Software And Devices Market Report provides a complete analysis of the market. The Report focuses on manufacturers, suppliers, segmentation according to the application, major players, customers, opportunities, future road map, and furthermore. The competitive data type analysis includes capacity, market share,[…]

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[…]

App for Alexa launched for hearing screening -

App for Alexa launched for hearing screening

A new app for Alexa launched for hearing screening. Audiology business Amplify Hearing has launched a brand-new hearing screening app for Amazon’s Alexa after recognising a pattern in undetected hearing loss amongst the over 50s. One in six people in the UK are currently suffering from hearing loss and this app aims to address that[…]

Sixth person dies from listeria outbreak

Sixth person dies from listeria outbreak

Sixth person dies from listeria outbreak The Good Food Chain supplied 43 NHS trusts across the UK (Andrew Matthews/PA)  A sixth person has died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads linked to a listeria outbreak, Public Health England (PHE) has said. The latest death was one of the nine cases previously confirmed and PHE said[…]

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project

Mental Health Commission of NSW grant funding leads to app project. Teamwork: (back left) Bronwyn Rich, Joanne Hollis, Michael Daley, Madeline Ganino, Laura Walker (front) Rebecca Williams, Josh Suidgeest, Deb Collins and Nicole McIntosh brainstorm ideas for the app. A Port Macquarie group aims to harness technology to help people with lived experience of mental[…]

Ebola: How a disease is prevented from spreading

Ebola: How a disease is prevented from spreading Marie Roseline Darnycka Belizaire (L) helps to lead WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WHO For health workers on the frontlines of the battle against Ebola, time means everything. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency in[…]

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches -

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches. VR street environment. OXFORD VR The first large-scale trial of virtual reality therapy for serious mental health conditions has been launched in the U.K. Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with gameChange, a £4 million project funded by U.K. National Institute of Health Research,[…]

How technology can help a GP’s work-life balance - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

How technology can help a GP’s work-life balance

How technology can help a GP’s work-life balance. Dr Sarwat Hassan, NHS doctor and partner of Chobham and West End, Surrey and Woking GP practices, explains how technology is helping her solve the stress of childcare issues this summer. As a GP and surgery partner, I am incredibly fortunate to have a job I love,[…]

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health 2

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health?

Can technology finally help remove the stigma of mental health? We have all heard about the global state of our mental health. It’s mentioned quite frequently everywhere. In the press. By family and friends. Celebrities have been talking about it as well. Michael Phelps is a known advocate. The list is endless. While it’s commendable that[…]

New blood pressure drug approach ‘may prevent more heart attacks and strokes’

New blood pressure drug approach ‘may prevent more heart attacks and strokes’

New blood pressure drug approach ‘may prevent more heart attacks and strokes’   A new blood pressure drug approach may prevent more heart attacks and strokes, according to a study (Anthony Devlin/PA)  A third more heart attacks and strokes could be prevented in the UK if the way blood pressure drugs are prescribed is changed,[…]

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting

Department of Health apologises over crowded stroke services meeting Kellie Armstrong took this picture in the foyer of the hotel:KELLIE ARMSTRONG The Department of Health (DH) has apologised for postponing a public engagement on reshaping stroke care because too many people turned up. The meeting was due to take place in the Strangford Arms Hotel in Newtownards,[…]

Clinical AI company welcomes healthcare data report - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Clinical AI company welcomes healthcare data report

Clinical AI company welcomes healthcare data report. Sensyne Health, a clinical AI technology company, has welcomed EY Global Services Limited’s report entitled Realising the Value of Healthcare Data.  EY estimates that curated NHS data could generate as much as £5 billion per annum while delivering around £4.6 billion of benefit to patients. This is through operational savings[…]

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners. NHS-approved online mental wellbeing service Good Thinking has partnered with My Possible Self to provide Londoners with free tools for tackling stress, anxiety and depression. My Possible Self is a smartphone app that offers techniques for helping reduce stress and anxiety. The app offers self-help learning modules[…]

Student emotional fitness app shortlisted for start-up award -

Student emotional fitness app shortlisted for start-up award

Student emotional fitness app shortlisted for start-up award. Students’ Emotional Fitness app Fika has been shortlisted for Start-Up of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Fika, which launched in February 2019, rolling out across UK universities nationwide, was one of eight companies in London and the South East of England recognised for pioneering new initiatives in technology.[…]

InsterSystems to make all FHIR profiles available to NHS customers

InsterSystems to make all FHIR profiles available to NHS customers

InsterSystems to make all FHIR profiles available to NHS customers. InterSystems, a provider of information technology platforms for health applications, has committed to making all NHS HL7 FHIR profiles available to NHS customers. FHIR is an international standard for exchanging information between systems, developed by HL7 International. It is being used alongside other standards in[…]

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[…]

Digital health firm makes donation towards mole mapper as part of Melanoma UK project -

Digital health firm makes donation towards mole mapper as part of Melanoma UK project

Digital health firm makes donation towards mole mapper as part of Melanoma UK project. Digital health company Vitaccess has donated £10,000 towards an Adamo Horus HS800 mole mapper for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust as part of its syndicated project with Melanoma UK. Back in October 2017, Vitaccess, Melanoma UK and The Royal[…]

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding

Charity tech ideas share £370,000 in funding. Eight organisations, including those supporting low-income families and survivors of domestic abuse, are to share £370,000 to develop tech ideas for good causes. The money is being handed out through Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Tech for Good Fund. Those to be awarded charity tech grants include Alexandra Rose Charity, which supports families[…]

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges -

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges

Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges. Medical device company Flow, creators of a medically approved treatment for depression has raised $1.5 million in an investment round led by Khosla Ventures to tackle mental health challenges. The investment will be used to support Flow’s European rollout, introduce Flow to healthcare clinics, and fund[…]

NHSX at the forefront of future technology - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

NHSX at the forefront of future technology

NHSX at the forefront of future technology. NHSX officially launched on 1 July 2019. Their core ambition is to reduce the pressure on clinicians and staff so that they can focus more on patients. Patient safety across the NHS will be of utmost importance and productivity within the NHS will be improved with digital technology.[…]

Interoperability named highest priority for NHS IT chiefs two years running - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Interoperability named highest priority for NHS IT chiefs two years running

Interoperability named highest priority for NHS IT chiefs two years running. Interoperability has been cited as the highest priority for NHS IT Leaders for a second year in a row, according to the findings of the 2019 NHS IT Leadership Survey. It was identified as the number one concern by 78% of NHS IT leaders[…]

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[…]

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach

Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach. Docly has announced it is to align with NHS England and NHS Innovation’s approach to rethink work-life balance for overburdened GPs. The company offers messaging-based consultations to provide an alternative to video visits and are an integral part of the digital/virtual primary care ecosystem, keeping the[…]

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected

Private Rhyl mental health hospital bid rejected. The building had been home to Denbighshire social services Plans for a private hospital in Rhyl for people with mental health issues have been rejected by councillors. Backers said the 61-bed facility at former council offices on Brighton Road would have created 150 jobs. North Wales Police raised[…]

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides -

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides

Woman who wanted to die should be given chemotherapy, judge decides. A court hears the woman – when she was mentally capable of making decisions – had said she would not want to live with cancer. Doctors said there was a 50% chance the woman would be cured with chemotherapy. File pic A judge has[…]

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people

ORCHA partners with mental health charity to protect young people. Young people at risk of suicide now have access to clinically-proven digital tools thanks to a new partnership between health app evaluation organisation ORCHA and charity Papyrus. ORCHA has provided the mental health charity with a microsite to allow young people to manage their own[…]

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[…]

simple bar code can change the tide in the NHS -

A simple bar code can change the tide in the NHS

A simple bar code can change the tide in the NHS. Setting the standards for digital projects within the NHS can only work with clinical input and understanding the small details that make up a successful system, says Stuart MacMillan, interim consultant on Scan4Safety, who is speaking at the upcoming Healthcare Partnership Network event. Nobody thinks that[…]

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,[…]

VR therapy player to commence treatment for psychosis -

VR therapy player to commence treatment for psychosis

VR therapy player to commence treatment for psychosis. VR-therapy player Oxford VR, a collaborator in gameChange is commencing a large-scale multi-site trial to test VR therapy treatment for psychosis to advance its roll out by the NHS and Social Care. The gameChange trial is being led by Daniel Freeman, professor of psychology at the University[…]

Health Care Tech ETF Debuts -

Health Care Tech ETF Debuts

Health Care Tech ETF Debuts. ROBO Global, the index provider behind the first robotics ETF, is providing the underlying benchmark for another ETF managed by Exchange Traded Concepts. The ROBO Global Healthcare Technology and Innovation ETF (HTEC) takes a forward-looking perspective on the health care tech. HTEC comes with an expense ratio of 0.68% after a fee[…]

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge

Healthcare lacks ‘knowledge base’ that tech could bridge. Healthcare is lacking a “knowledge base” that technology could provide to enable better care, a chief clinical information officer (CCIO) has said. Great Ormond Street Hospital CCIO, Shankar Sridharan, said businesses were already ahead in collecting data to provide better customer service, and healthcare needed to do[…]

Home sleep apnea test receives FDA clearance -

Home sleep apnea test receives FDA clearance

Home sleep apnea test receives FDA clearance. Itamar Medical, a company that develops, manufactures and markets non-invasive diagnostic medical devices for sleep apnea with a focus on the cardiology market, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for WatchPAT One, a fully disposable Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT). Gilad Glick, president[…]

Digital health start-up Livongo files to go public

Digital health start-up Livongo files to go public

Digital health start-up Livongo files to go public. Livongo’s founder Glen Tullman. –Livongo Digital health start-up Livongo filed its S-1 for its initial public offering on Friday. Livongo, which is one of the first companies to exit in the burgeoning health-technology sector, reported $68.4 million in revenue for the full year of 2018. But its revenue growth[…]

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health

How BioBeats is using AI to decode mental health. The World Health Organization has now classed workplace burnout as an official medical diagnosis. Credit: BioBeats  An estimated one in four people worldwide experience a mental health problem at some point in their life, with most of them spending around a third of their life at[…]

How the NHS new robot army could stimulate the British economy post Brexit -

How the NHS’ new robot army could stimulate the British economy post Brexit

How the NHS’ new robot army could stimulate the British economy post Brexit. Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, Healthcare UK champion, co-founder of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and leading physician, entrepreneur and technologist shares his views on how AI, robotics and digital health are set to transform the UK economy. A new era in medical care and[…]

Technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment

Introducing technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment

Introducing technology specialists into clinical care will enable more effective mental health treatment. If a new technology specialist position is incorporated into mental health services, not only might patients gain a greater sense of control over their health, but clinical processes could be made more efficient with the introduction of data-driven technology tools, researchers suggested[…]

App developed for patients to detect melanoma warning signs -

Skin mapping app developed for patients to detect melanoma warning signs

Skin mapping app developed for patients to detect melanoma warning signs. An AI skin mapping app has been developed to allow patients to detect one of the most common warning signs of melanoma. Miiskin, the app that supports the British Skin Foundation’s work, has introduced the technology to help alert adults to new moles and marks on[…]

Listeria outbreak: One of five killed after eating sandwich is identified

Listeria outbreak: One of five killed after eating sandwich is identified. Five people are suspected to have died after eating pre-packed sandwiches and salads at NHS hospitals. There has been a listeria outbreak at several hospitals One of the victims of the listeria outbreak at UK hospitals is a businessman who ate a contaminated sandwich, according[…]

Blockchain Healthcare could make digital healthcare safer and more innovative-

Blockchain Healthcare could make digital healthcare safer and more innovative

Blockchain Healthcare could make digital healthcare safer and more innovative. GETTY Digital healthcare trends are largely driven by the need for better patient care, faster and more accurate analysis, and on-demand access to medical data. The pace of innovation in digital healthcare began gaining momentum with artificial intelligence (AI), and it is set to further[…]

Personalized care core of rite-aid-adobe partnership -

Personalised care core of rite aid adobe partnership

Personalised care core of rite-aid-adobe partnership. Drugstore chain Rite Aid has partnered with Adobe to better personalize health and wellness experiences for its customers. The partnership with Adobe Experience Cloud will provide Rite Aid with real-time personalisation, deep customer journey analytics, content management, and advertising capabilities to enhance the company’s digital solutions and marketing. Rite[…]

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[…]

Pain monitoring firm announces partnership for UK distribution -

Pain monitoring firm announces partnership for UK distribution

Pain monitoring firm announces partnership for UK distribution. PainChek, the world’s first smartphone pain monitoring and assessment technology, has partnered with Person Centred Software, its first international distributor. Person Centred Software will distribute PainChek to its UK client base and has integrated with PainChek to provide a joined-up solution for care providers to monitor pain[…]

4D imaging firm announces upgrades to fall detection device -

4D imaging firm announces upgrades to fall detection device

4D imaging firm announces upgrades to fall detection device. Vayyar Imaging, the 4D imaging technology firm has announced advancements to Walabot Home, its fall detection and health monitoring smart home device. The product covers more rooms, such as bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms. Its new machine-learning AI adapts to the changing patterns of a home in order[…]

Nanofluidic drug delivery targets chronic disease-

Nanofluidic drug delivery targets chronic disease

Nanofluidic drug delivery targets chronic disease. Remote-controlled implantable nanochannel drug delivery system (nDS) (Credit: Houston Methodist) Developed by a team at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, the nanochannel delivery system (nDS) is about the size of a grape and powered by a battery. Once implanted under the skin, wireless Bluetooth technology is used to control drug[…]

Pilot shows self-testing tech improves heart patients therapy -

Pilot shows self testing tech improves heart patients therapy

Pilot shows self testing tech improves heart patients’ therapy. A self testing pathway for patients receiving treatment for long-term heart conditions in north Manchester has been extended after a pilot study showed it significantly increased the quality of their patients therapy. At the start of the project, the average time spent in therapeutic range (TTR)[…]

Healthcare Technology Shapes Employee Benefits -

Healthcare technology shapes employee benefits

Healthcare technology shapes employee benefits. One of Alexa’s most recent upgrades included HIPAA-compliant healthcare skills, which allow users to complete tasks like booking appointments, accessing hospital post-discharge instructions, checking on the status of a prescription delivery and more. As technology becomes more equipped to simply the healthcare consumer experience, the employee benefits industry changes along[…]

Scientists heal damaged donor lungs, giving hope to waitlisted patients

Scientists heal damaged donor lungs, giving hope to waitlisted patients

Scientists heal damaged donor lungs, giving hope to waitlisted patients.   (Credit: Kattewhite & LuFeeTheBear/shutterstock) As a lung transplant surgeon, Matt Bacchetta has watched countless patients wait for an organ, only to not get one. About 80 percent of donor lungs are not in good enough to shape to use. Now Bacchetta and a team[…]

AHIP19 A Kaiser Permanente Ventures investors view of health techs future -

AHIP19: A Kaiser Permanente Ventures investor’s view of health tech’s future.

AHIP19: A Kaiser Permanente Ventures investor’s view of health tech’s future. The director of Kaiser Permanente Ventures offers several lessons learned as an investor on the future of health technology. (Getty/DragonImages) NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Buzz-generating new technologies from health tech startups are a dime a dozen. Want to stand out from the pack? Prove you’ve not only[…]

Partnership formed to offer integrated EPR and e-prescribing -

Partnership formed to offer integrated EPR and e-prescribing

Partnership formed to offer integrated EPR and e-prescribing. Two companies have formed partnership to offer NHS Trusts an integrated electronic patient record and e-prescribing option. IMS MAXIMS has joined up with Better by Marand to become a reseller for its e-prescribing system, OPENeP. The move gives NHS Trusts the option to buy an e-prescribing system[…]

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[…]

One-click function for SCR introduced for community pharmacists - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

One-click function for SCR introduced for community pharmacists

One-click function for SCR introduced for community pharmacists. Community pharmacists can now access patient information more easily after a one-click function was introduced to the Summary Care Record (SCR). The function allows pharmacy professionals logged in on their Smartcard to click straight through to a selected patient’s SCR, without having to log in separately and[…]

Robocalls plaguing hospitals How to respond

Robocalls plaguing hospitals: How to respond

Robocalls plaguing hospitals: How to respond.  Robocalls aren’t just disturbing people on their personal phones anymore. Hospitals are increasingly becoming targets of robocall schemes, and it could make facilities more vulnerable to fraud. A recent article in the Washington Post discusses the phenomenon. Scammers will use machines to auto-dial numbers with pitches for products or ploys[…]

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs - The Mandatory Tra

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs

Smart diaper spots UTIs, study supports BYOD for member engagement and more digital health news briefs. Also: Olive adds Clinc’s conversational AI to its backend automation tool; Researchers see patients and families turning to the web for medical info. Smart diaper detects UTIs. Purdue University researchers have developed a disposable, urinary tract infection-detecting sensor that is self-powered and[…]

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer

Robotic capsule inspects colon for cancer. A tiny robotic capsule that can be guided through the colon to take micro-ultrasound images of the gut is being developed by a UK-led consortium. The robotic arm uses magnetic forces to guide the Sonopill through colon. Picture credit: Leeds University Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including some bowel[…]

First-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm without brain implants

First-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm without brain implants

First-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm without brain implants. Credit: © Mihai Simonia / Adobe Stock A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic[…]

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership - The Mandatory Train

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to be self-made digital exemplar with UK-first Alcidion partnership. New partnership between Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Alcidion will help realise the trust’s ambition to be a self-made digital exemplar through industry-leading product suite and support Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is to enhance its digital maturity through a[…]

Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing

Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing

 Cryptocurrency debate hides Big Tech’s mental health failing. The media has been all agog over the last few weeks with news that Facebook Inc. is launching a cryptocurrency of its own called Libra, backed by blockchain technology. Unlike the blockchain-based Bitcoin, which is a roller-coaster, Libra will be backed by a basket of fiat currencies.[…]

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models. Innovaccer, which develops data tools to help health systems with accountable care and population health management, has published a new research paper focused on the ways advanced machine learning algorithms can improve risk models to better predict the future cost of care. WHY IT[…]

Change Healthcare rolls out new AI tech to help reduce denials

Change Healthcare rolls out new AI tech to help reduce denials

Change Healthcare rolls out new AI tech to help reduce denials. Change Healthcare The tool can help health systems optimize submissions and better predict potential issues with claims, the company says, giving recommendations to help mitigate denials before they’re submitted. Change Healthcare, developer of analytics technology for value-based care, has launched a new AI-powered tool[…]

Nursing faculty learns cutting-edge digital education techniques -

Nursing faculty learns cutting edge digital education techniques

Nursing faculty learns cutting-edge digital education techniques. Rothenberger one of 35 participants selected for nationwide innovation boot camp. For her commitment to enhancing the learning environment, Alvernia assistant professor of nursing Cynthia Rothenberger, DNP, RN, ACNS, BC, is one of 35 nursing faculty participating in a American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) bootcamp to equip nursing educators[…]

First of its kind robotic arm works without brain implant -

First of its kind robotic arm works without brain implant

First of its kind robotic arm works without brain implant. The first experiments by scientists, using a noninvasive, high-fidelity interface to control a robotic arm, have been successful. In the future, the researchers aim to perfect the technology to make it more widely available. Researchers are getting closer to making robotic arm prosthetic available to more[…]

Cyber heist that impacted millions bankrupts medical debt collector

Cyber heist that impacted millions bankrupts medical debt collector

Cyber heist that impacted millions bankrupts medical debt collector. Featured image: Scott Olsen / Getty A billing collections agency in the US that was hacked last year in an incident believed to impact millions of medical patients is now seeking a federal bankruptcy court’s protection from its own creditors. The American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) filed for[…]

Paramedics could use a 5G-powered 'robo glove' to make quicker diagnoses -

Paramedics could use a 5G-powered ‘robo glove’ to make quicker diagnoses

Paramedics could use a 5G-powered ‘robo glove’ to make quicker diagnoses. Executives from telecom company BT and a member of the West Midlands Ambulance Service trial the 5G technology. (CNN) – 5G technology could allow paramedics to diagnose medical problems more quickly, experts say, with the help of a “robo glove” that can carry out remote-controlled ultrasound[…]

Digital health platform XEALTH adds $3 million to its series a round -

Digital health platform XEALTH adds $3 million to its series a round

Digital health platform XEALTH adds $3 million to its series a round. Healthcare technology startups are flourishing and healthcare organizations are adopting new tools, like Xealth’s platform, which offers security and simplicity to providers looking to manage digital health platform solutions. The digital health company, founded in 2017 as part of an incubator program at Providence St. Joseph[…]

Midwifery students use augmented technology to improve clinical skills -

Midwifery students use augmented technology to improve clinical skills

Midwifery students use augmented technology to improve clinical skills. LONDON (Reuters) – Midwifery students in London are learning to bring new life into the world in a radically new way with the help of augmented reality (AR) technology. Using augmented technology headsets and lifelike models of full-term mothers, trainee midwives at Middlesex University can take[…]

Surgeons in North East first to use robotic arm in knee replacements - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Surgeons in North East first to use robotic arm in knee replacements

Surgeons in North East first to use robotic arm in knee replacements. Surgeon’s in the North East are among the first in the country to use robotics technology to perform knee replacements. Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is nationally recognised for cutting edge robotic surgery, offering it in seven different clinical specialities. The latest clinical[…]

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[…]

New portal created to support development, adoption of health tech in the UK - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

New portal created to support development, adoption of health tech in the UK

New portal created to support development, adoption of health tech in the UK. The resource was developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and partner organisations. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched this week an online resource to support the development and adoption of health technologies in[…]

Human on a Chip Technology Could Change the Way We Test Drugs 3

‘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,[…]

Medical groups warn climate change is a health emergency -

Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’

Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’. As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as “a health emergency.” The new climate[…]

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately -

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately

Robotic technology will help Franciscan Health doctors spot lung cancer more accurately. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Doctors at the  Franciscan Health Cancer Center are being trained on robotic technology that will more accurately locate cancer and find it sooner. The doctors said they’re the first in the state to use the Auris Health Monarch Platform, a navigation[…]

Global Mental health Technology Market is expected to Boom Worldwide by 2024 -

Global mental health technology market is expected to boom worldwide by 2024

Global mental health technology market is expected to boom worldwide by 2024. Latest Survey on Mental health Technology Market:- Global Mental health Technology Market has been brewing up and influencing the international economy with respect to revenue, growth rate, sale, market share, and size. The Global Mental health Technology Market research report provides a rational explanation to the reader[…]

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Sensyne Health partnership to accelerate AI data-driven drug discovery

Sensyne Health partnership to accelerate AI data-driven drug discovery. Sensyne Health, Evotec, OSI and the University of Oxford have created a new partnership called LAB10x to accelerate data-driven drug discovery powered by AI. Evotec SE a global drug discovery and development company, the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation Ltd and Oxford Sciences Innovation aim[…]

Nano Healthcare Technology For Medical Equipment Market to Undertake Strapping Growth During 2016 – 2022

Nano Healthcare Technology For Medical Equipment Market to Undertake Strapping Growth During 2016 – 2022. Nanotechnology is expected to potentially transform healthcare industry, especially in the medical devices field in the coming years. The global market for Nano healthcare technology for medical equipment has been witnessing a rising growth path since 2012. Till 2016, this[…]

Digital Health Companies Hit a New VC Funding Record in 2018

Digital Health Companies Hit a New VC Funding Record in 2018. AliveCor’s KardiaMobile 6L (left), Withings’ Move ECG (center) and BPM Core (right). The digital health funding fever is far from breaking. Venture funding for digital health firms around the world hit an all-time high of $14.6 billion in 2018, according to a new report from[…]

3D Printing likely to revolutionise healthcare procedures, says expert panel

3D Printing likely to revolutionise healthcare procedures, says expert panel. Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Science Park (DSP), a science- and healthcare-focused business community, hosted the seventh edition of its Advance Health networking event. Under the theme ‘How 3D Printing  Transforming Health’, the forum brought together industry experts to explore the potential that 3D printing can create[…]

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Professor Dame Sally Davies will become UK special envoy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and details announced on funding UK’s work in global fight against AMR. Public Health Minister Seema Kennedy has confirmed the government will be retaining the world-leading expertise of outgoing Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame[…]

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‘Technology is an extra pair of hands for new mums’: Helpful apps and tools for new parents

‘Technology is an extra pair of hands for new mums’: Helpful apps and tools for new parents. ‘They say that nothing can prepare a new parent for when their baby comes home, but in this day and age, we can do our utmost to be as prepared as we can be’. With my 11-month-old son[…]

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Paris conference aims to put European biotech on the map

Paris conference aims to put European biotech on the map. The first HealthTech Investor Days conference takes place Monday and Tuesday. The event will bring together 100 late-stage companies with investors, pharma companies and others. In 2017, the health technology sector raised more than three times as much money in the U.S. as it did[…]

Sanofi and Google to Establish Virtual Healthcare Innovation Lab Focused on AI-Enabled Datasets -

Sanofi and Google to Establish Virtual Healthcare Innovation Lab Focused on AI-Enabled Datasets

Sanofi and Google to Establish Virtual Healthcare Innovation Lab Focused on AI-Enabled Datasets. French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and Google today announced its plan to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab that will leverage emerging data technologies to spur the transformation of healthcare delivery. The partnership will change how Sanofi develops new treatments and will focus on three[…]

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3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women. Photo credit: University of Missouri-Columbia 3-D technology has transformed movies and medical imaging, and now it might be able to help young women better appreciate their bodies. Virginia Ramseyer Winter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the MU Center for Body[…]

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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[…]

Alexa call 999 Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest researchers say -

‘Alexa, call 999’: Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest, researchers say

‘Alexa, call 999’: Smart speakers could automatically raise alarm about people in cardiac arrest, researchers say. ‘These devices have amazing capabilities that we can take advantage of,’ says scientist. Amazon’s Echo device could be soon be used to automatically alert paramedics to a patient in cardiac arrest, say scientists (Reuters). Digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa could soon[…]

End of glasses Ground-breaking technology sees major trial success - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

End of glasses? Ground-breaking technology sees major trial success

End of glasses? Ground-breaking technology sees major trial success. A GROUND-BREAKING technique to correct poor eyesight could spell the end of spectacles for millions. The six-minute process sees a piece of donor eye tissue implanted on to the front of a patient’s eyeball, which reflects light to the retina at the back of the eye.[…]

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Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent. Associate Professor Niranjan Bidargaddi. Credit: Flinders University The MINDtick app was developed in South Australia by Flinders University and mental health technology developer goAct to assist with the early and accurate diagnosis and management of mental illness by allowing access to a person’s smartphone data. The app[…]

New funding mandate for UK health tech to be introduced in 2020, says health minister Nicola Blackwood

New funding mandate for UK health tech to be introduced in 2020

New funding mandate for UK health tech to be introduced in 2020. A new funding mandate for health tech will be introduced in 2020, according to health minister Nicola Blackwood. Speaking at the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) conference in London yesterday (13 June), the Baroness said it was important to ensure the life[…]

INNOVATION First UK orders for Canon Medical Systems’ Vantage Orian MRI 1

Vantage Orian 1.5T MRI First UK orders for Canon Medical Systems.

Vantage Orian 1.5T MRI  First UK orders for Canon Medical Systems. The UK’s first Vantage Orian 1.5T MRI scanners from Canon Medical Systems have been ordered by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Imaging procedures at National Spinal Injuries Centre, 24 hour A&E, cancer care, cardiac & stroke unit to be enhanced & future-proofed at Buckinghamshire Healthcare[…]

Mental Health And Technology On Campus -- A Productive Combination - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Mental Health And Technology On Campus — A Productive Combination?

Mental Health And Technology On Campus — A Productive Combination? TWEET THIS Technology does not have to be the demon in this story; rather, it can also be a key to addressing the devastating and costly effects of mental health issues among young adults. Each year, more than 20% of college students worldwide report a mental health[…]

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[…]

Femtech flourishing how women-led health technology is changing the sector for good - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Femtech flourishing: how women-led health technology is changing the sector for good

Femtech flourishing: how women-led health technology is changing the sector for good. From kegels apps to feminist chatbots, digital solutions led by women aim to improve periods, pregnancy and mental health. The femtech boom is finally changing the face of the women’s healthcare industry. Photograph: lolostock/Getty We know that technology has historically been a field[…]

Patient outcomes improved by AI and technology - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Patient outcomes improved by AI and technology

Patient outcomes improved by AI and technology. At the CogX the festival of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technology on 12 June 2019, Baroness Blackwood gave a speech about how the UK is busy implementing its plans for the NHS Healthtech.At the CogX the festival of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technology on 12 June[…]

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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[…]

Echo, the medication management app, has been acquired by LloydsPharmacy-owner McKesson - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Echo, the medication management app, has been acquired by LloydsPharmacy-owner McKesson

Echo, the medication management app, has been acquired by LloydsPharmacy-owner McKesson. Echo, the U.K. startup that offers an app to help you manage your medication and order repeat prescriptions for delivery, has been acquired by healthcare company McKesson, owner of LloydsPharmacy. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. However, I understand the buyout sees all of[…]

NHS data is worth billions – but who should have access to it - The Mandatory Training Group UK

NHS data is worth billions – but who should have access to it?

NHS data is worth billions – but who should have access to it? Members of clinical staff work at computers in the A&E department of the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images Tech and drug firms including Google parent Alphabet want to use records of 65 million people The NHS is a valuable[…]

GLOBAL HEALTH ACCELERATOR RETURNS TO UK

Global health accelerator returns to UK

Global health accelerator returns to UK. The Landing, MediaCityUK A global health accelerator has announced plans to return to the UK to search for up to 15 fast-growth start-ups and scale-ups within the health and medical sectors. The GM Future of Health Challenge accelerator – run by tech investment and accelerator specialists UP Ventures delivered[…]

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‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime

‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime. Photograph by: Ministry of Justice successful Community Sentence Treatment pilots to be rolled out to 9 more courts in 2 new areas cutting edge virtual technology to streamline prison healthcare and reduce pressure on prison and NHS staff first ever Health and Justice Plan to be[…]

Dentistry Heading for 'Innovation Age' Thanks to Technology Transfer, Says Sagentia

Dentistry Heading for ‘Innovation Age’ Thanks to Technology Transfer, Says Sagentia

Dentistry Heading for ‘Innovation Age’ Thanks to Technology Transfer, Says Sagentia. CAMBRIDGE, England, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Improvement and modernisation of dentistry is set to accelerate over the next decade, aided by technologies that have already been proven in other sectors, say medical specialists at Sagentia. According to the science-led product development consulting company, technology transfer could help[…]

TOP TECH AND HEALTH BRAINS CONVERGE ON AI-POWERED NHS FIXES - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Top Tech and health brains converge on AI-powered NHS fixes

Top Tech and health brains converge on AI-powered NHS fixes. The programme is designed to develop tech-based ideas into pitches to be put before the NHS and big business. MedTechBOOST is a major collaboration between academics, business and the NHS A new programme has been launched to create AI-powered solutions to the UK’s biggest healthcare[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients

Leading the world in developing innovative technologies for patients. Baroness Blackwood spoke at the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) UK Market Conference. Good morning – it is brilliant to be here with you all today. I’m here to talk about something we all care about: healthtech. Because I know you all share my ambition[…]

Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of under funding and neglect.-MTG UK

Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of under funding and neglect

Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of under funding and neglect. Masuma Rahim is a clinical psychologist  Photograph: FatCamera/Getty Images Theresa May is approaching her final weeks in office and, unsurprisingly, she is looking to distract us from the Brexit-shaped mess that she has created in favour of leaving a rather more[…]

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption

Critical factors to fast-track digital health technology adoption. Digital health technologies, including mobile health (mhealth) and digital therapeutics (DTX), are developing at an increasing pace, providing the NHS with new opportunities to improve health and social care. Both the NHS Long Term Plan and the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision look to harness these new technologies. As a result, a[…]

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed' - MTG UK

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service ‘failed’

Hyponatraemia whistle blower and health service failed. BBC News NI Health Correspondent An investigation into how a whistle blower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials has found the wrong conclusions were reached. The concerns were on the adequacy of searches in 2004 on Western Health Board premises for documents relating to the hyponatraemia inquiry. The[…]

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests

Just one day of work a week improves mental health, study suggests. Researchers say working eight hours has same positive impact as full-time employment Shifting from unemployment to employment reduced people’s risk of falling into the ‘poorest mental health’ category by 30%, the study found. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters The benefits of employment on mental health[…]

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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[…]

Youth violence should be seen as a health issue’

‘Youth violence should be seen as a health issue’

‘Youth violence should be seen as a health issue’. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian When John Poyton was working as a youth counsellor in south London, a young man turned up to his appointment wearing a thick, hooded top on a hot day. “I asked him why he still had his hoodie on and he told[…]

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest - Independent - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest

More than 100,000 children denied mental health treatment each year, figures suggest. Tens of thousands of 10-17 year olds seeking help turned away from NHS trusts because problems not deemed ‘serious’ enough, warns Children’s Society A report by the Children’s Society finds that 60 per cent of children referred to mental health services in 2017 were not treated[…]

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Knowledge is power: why collaboration is vital for the UK public sector?

Knowledge is power: why collaboration is vital for the UK public sector? Cloud services will prove the engine to life-changing technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning. Across the world, the geopolitical landscape is increasingly fragmented; as such, sharing information among nations is more important than ever. If Brexit hinders how we share information with[…]

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Spotting mental health issues in school children

Spotting mental health issues in school children. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA The news that Theresa May is focusing on mental health training for teachers (Report, 17 June) left me speechless. As I read on in the paper about the failure of NHS care for children with autism, the closure of Sure Start centers, and the government’s weak[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol. GETTY IMAGES Women know too little about alcohol’s role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests. Only one in five women attending a breast cancer clinic knew it was a risk factor. But alcohol consumption is estimated to be responsible for 5-11% of cases.[…]

Technology can help healthcare professionals work smarter -

Technology can help healthcare professionals work smarter

Technology can help healthcare professionals work smarter. The solutions in the interim people plan will take time to show results but in the meantime technology can help healthcare professionals work more effectively right now, argues Jonathan Patrick The staffing crisis in the NHS has been building for quite some time. Finally, though, the interim NHS people plan[…]