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By Leontina Postelnicu 06:03 amJanuary 7, 2019
A blueprint that will be published by NHS leaders later today could help save up to half a million more lives in England through a "renewed" focus on prevention, cutting edge treatments, and the use of new forms of technology, NHS England has said. The development of a long-term plan follows a five-year funding settlement unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May last year, with the NHS set to...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:31 amDecember 13, 2018
Galway, Ireland-headquartered WhiteSwell has closed a $30m series B funding round to support a pivotal trial and advance the development of its therapy system for the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). Heart failure occurs when the heart is not pumping enough blood to meet the needs of the body, with main symptoms including shortness of breath and feeling unusually tired,...

Novo Nordisk opened a new research centre in Oxford, UK earlier this year, located on the third floor of a new building at Oxford University; illustration: Novo Nordisk

By Leontina Postelnicu 08:11 amDecember 12, 2018
Oxford, UK-based e-therapeutics has announced this week that it is entering a research partnership with Novo Nordisk that will see them use its proprietary Network-Driven Drug Discovery (NDD) platform to identify potentially new biological mechanisms and therapies for a “specific area” of type 2 diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, around 425 million people are estimated...
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:49 pmNovember 26, 2018
Data science and AI are opening up new opportunities to optimise resources and improve quality of care, experts argued at the recent World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar. With more data than ever before now available, machine learning that can interpret large datasets stored and processed more cheaply, compared to a decade ago, the "next wave of progress” in healthcare could be generated...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:11 amNovember 21, 2018
Oxford-based Sensyne Health announces partnership with EY. Former UK science minister Lord (Paul) Drayson’s Sensyne Health has signed a Strategic Advisory Services agreement with EY to scale up the business and build on its business model. The company has inked partnerships with three NHS trusts in England to analyse anonymised patient data using its clinical AI technology to accelerate medical...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 12:04 pmNovember 14, 2018
The team behind the development of the Streams mobile app will be joining Google, DeepMind Health has confirmed, nearly a week after it was announced that Geisinger CEO Dr David Feinberg was taking on a new role to chart the tech giant’s healthcare strategy. DeepMind, primarily a research organisation founded in London by Mustafa Suleyman, Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg in 2010, was bought by...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:35 amNovember 14, 2018
Approximately 120 apps are currently being evaluated by NHS Digital and two external assessors against key standards to be added to an NHS resource of trusted digital health and care tools for patients, citizens, healthcare professionals, and commissioners. The NHS Apps Library currently includes 75 different apps and tools. The assessment process, which looks at clinical safety, accessibility,...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:18 amNovember 9, 2018
New guidance for NHS staff on using instant messaging services during emergencies. NHS England, NHS Digital, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care have issued new guidance to help staff securely use instant messaging tools in acute clinical settings during emergency situations. NHS consultant anaesthetist Dr Helgi Johannsson set up a major incident instant messaging...
By Leontina Postelnicu 05:28 amNovember 7, 2018
Researchers have called into question claims made by health tech company Babylon Health that its diagnostic and triage system performed better than doctors on a subset of the final exam for trainee GPs in the UK. Babylon said its technology had demonstrated the ability to provide health advice that was “on par with doctors” in June, publishing an internal study to back the claim. The company said...

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark; Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/ Getty Images

By Leontina Postelnicu 09:25 amNovember 6, 2018
Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled today the successful consortium groups that will create five new digital pathology and imaging centers leveraging AI to speed up disease diagnosis in the UK, bringing together representatives from academia, the charitable sector and industry. The network will be developed through a $65 million investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Data...