Sophie Porter

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By Sophie Porter 01:34 am May 27, 2020
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has made telemedicine provider eConsult its official online consultation tool for primary care. Responding to the need for remote medical care catalysed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform has been made available for all medical centres at MOD sites across the globe. The 124 international sites, reaching as far as The Falklands, Brunei and Belize, as well as in...

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By Sophie Porter 11:27 am May 26, 2020
Miiskin is the first skin checking app to be listed on the EMIS App Library, a database for clinicians in England of health apps reviewed by NHS Digital’s Digital Assessment Questions (DAQ) framework. It is also one of fewer than 100 apps to be listed on the NHS Apps Library. The app, which is supported by dermatologists and the British Skin Foundation, uses smartphone cameras and AI to help...

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By Sophie Porter 06:03 am May 22, 2020
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST French company IDvet, which specialises in the development and production of tests that detect infectious diseases in farm animals, has announced the launch of a COVID-19 antibody test for humans. The test will determine whether an individual has developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, which will enable scientists to better understand infection rates and inform future policy...

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By Sophie Porter 10:08 am May 13, 2020
Estonian health tech innovator Viveo Health has made its telemedicine platform "Virtual Office for Doctors" free to doctors and medical professionals worldwide. The release comes in line with the increased demand for reliable remote consultation platforms to accommodate safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Virtual Office" accommodates chat, phone and video functions and works both...

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By Sophie Porter 05:22 am May 8, 2020
SWISS ARMY TESTS TRACING APP A COVID-19 contact tracing app is being trialed by 100 soldiers at the Chamblon army base near Lausanne, Switzerland. The Bluetooth-enabled app logs if users have spent more than 15 minutes within two metres of another user. Then, when one uploads a positive test result for COVID-19, the system and alerts users to the contact. In order to test its efficacy, the...

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By Sophie Porter 01:04 am May 7, 2020
Dublin-based medtech provider S3 Connected Health have collaborated with senior respiratory consultants across Ireland to develop a new clinical support tool to combat COVID-19. Responding to rising case numbers, the Assessment of COVID-19 Risk of Respiratory Deterioration (ACORRD) was deployed to Beaumont Hospital within 10 days of conception and has been approved by the Irish Health Service for...

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By Sophie Porter 01:44 am April 27, 2020
NHS Digital and NHSX have announced the national rollout of digital interoperability system GP Connect to all NHS GP surgeries and specialist care centres. The programme will enable secure sharing of patient information across primary care services, enabling more efficient access to care for patients. WHY IT MATTERS GP Connect enables patients to book in and receive care from surgeries other than...

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By Sophie Porter 05:01 am April 24, 2020
PANDO HEALTH HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE NHS LIBRARY Clinical messaging app Pando Health has been added to the NHS Library after official approval by NHS Digital. The app, which was launched in 2018, was founded by NHS staff and designed with NHS staff in mind. The platform allows staff to communicate safely with each other between wards and care teams to share advice, test results and other...

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By Sophie Porter 01:53 am April 24, 2020
Limbix Italia have supplied Schiavonia COVID Hospital with VR headsets in a bid to improve the psychological and emotional wellbeing of its staff. The virtual reality hardware uses visualisation and guided breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in healthcare workers and support staff working long shifts treating patients suffering from coronavirus. The new virtual healthcare system was...

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By Sophie Porter 01:44 am April 22, 2020
The Danish Government has collaborated with IT service provider Netcompany to create digital solutions to ease the national lockdown restrictions. The Danish tech company and the National Board of Digitisation have developed ‘COVIDmeter’, which allows users to input and monitor coronavirus symptoms, and the ‘Mobile Proximity App’, which tracks the spread of the virus. WHY IT MATTERS COVIDmeter (...