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[…]

Sensyne Health partnership to accelerate AI data-driven drug discovery - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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[…]

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

‘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[…]

3-D technology might improve body appreciation for young women 1

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[…]

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

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

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

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.[…]

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent 1

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[…]

'Lifeline' community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime.v1

‘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[…]

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

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

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

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[…]