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By Tammy Lovell 07:25 am June 10, 2020
Surveillance solutions firm D-Link has announced the launch of a group temperature screening camera which can monitor up to 30 people at a time simultaneously.  The DCS-9500T camera has been designed to be used in busy entrances at public places such as schools, hospitals, airports, hospitals and office buildings. It combines thermal imaging technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to raise...

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By Rachel McArthur 07:07 am June 10, 2020
A UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing company has unveiled “population-scale technology” that is said to rapidly and accurately detect SARS-CoV-2, with an end-to-end solution expected to be launched “within weeks,” it announced in a statement. Abu Dhabi’s Group 42 (G42) has been working in partnership with the UK’s Oxford Nanopore Technologies, which specialises in advanced...

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By Tammy Lovell 05:43 am June 10, 2020
London-based digital firm Babylon Health has admitted that a data breach occurred that allowed a patient to access recordings of another patient’s consultation via the GP at Hand app. The app, which has more than 2.3 million UK users, allows members to book medical appointments, access a triage chatbot and have consultations with NHS doctors via smartphone video call.  A Babylon spokesperson says...
By Laura Lovett 02:14 pm June 9, 2020
Planning for the end of life can be an uncomfortable and often times overwhelming tasks – for both patients and providers.  “These are important yet hard things to talk about,” Dr. Matthew Gonzales, chief medical information officer at the Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joesph Health, said during a HIMSS20 Digital event. “They aren’t entirely the easiest thing to dig into and...
By Tammy Lovell 12:21 pm June 9, 2020
A credit reference database check requirement may exclude disadvantaged groups from ordering the UK government’s coronavirus test online. Under the test and trace system, people with symptoms of the virus are able to apply on the NHS website for an antigen test to be posted their homes. Although the applying for a home testing kit does not require a credit check, the process uses the credit check...

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By Rachel McArthur 11:44 am June 9, 2020
A UAE expatriate has just launched the country’s first homegrown portable steriliser brand, with versions available for healthcare professionals and everyday consumers.  The hospital grade UVLicht Sterilizer can reportedly disinfect personal items, such as mobile phones, keys, and bank cards. Available in Pro and Lite editions, the Pro device can also be used to disinfect small medical tools....
By Mallory Hackett 09:54 am June 9, 2020
A new study published in US Endocrinology found Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system, the FreeStyle Libre, demonstrated significant cost savings for diabetic care compared to traditional fingerstick testing.  Abbott’s system uses flash continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) through a sensor placed to the back of the upper arm, and lasts for up to 14 days. The device automatically collects...

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By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm June 8, 2020
Scores of startups, health systems and even governments have scrambled to address COVID-19 by creating new digital tools for patients. However, these tools may have some gaps when it comes to securing users' privacy data, according to a report by newly formed group the International Digital Accountability Council (IDAC).  The organization, which is made up of lawyers, technologists and privacy...
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By Mallory Hackett 01:37 pm June 8, 2020
Healthcare technology companies Zebra Technologies and VitalTech recently announced new digital health efforts aimed at keeping workers healthy as businesses start to reopen.  Zebra’s app, MotionWorks Proximity includes proximity and contact-tracing data that employees can view on the app’s dashboard or in employer reports. It also has the capability to alert users when they violate social...

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By Sophie Porter 09:13 am June 5, 2020
NHS APP AND eCONSULT PARTNERSHIP NHS Digital has integrated the eConsult digital triaging service into the NHS App to aid online consultations. The service, which included an ‘Ask your GP for advice’ module and is already used at around a quarter of NHS surgeries in England, presents the patient with a series of clinically validated questions in order to ascertain next steps. This information is...