Leontina Postelnicu

Hospital touchscreen.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amDecember 8, 2017
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has introduced a new app that uses gaming and augmented reality in a drive to improve patient care through digital. Children can choose and name their very own avatar which can then help them understand their hospital visit in order to keep them calm during their stay, using a ‘reward’ system after procedures that allows them to  access additional...
Whitehall exterior of building
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amNovember 22, 2017
The UK government will open a Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to ensure ethical standards are at the forefront of AI and data-driven technology development. The new advisory body will work with regulators, the industry and the government to pave the way for sensible AI adoption. In addition, more than £75m will be invested to deliver recommendations from Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme...
Software Developer
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amNovember 8, 2017
NHS Digital has announced that it plans to launch a new open application programming interface (API) lab in partnership with the INTEROPen collaborative. The initiative will bring together developers from the industry and NHS Digital to speed up developments of open source APIs. This will improve integration between the NHS and social care, says NHS Digital, addressing problems around information...
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pmOctober 13, 2017
The hype around AI is taking over all sectors, but, if we trust the thoughts of some of the most recognised voices, it is raising serious concerns amongst individuals. In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin told students in an open lecture, according to RT, that the leading actor in AI research and application will become ‘the ruler of the world’. But South African entrepreneur Elon Musk...
Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.

I defy anyone who says the NHS is stuck in the mud or slow in its ways," said NHS England CEO Simon Stevens, at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pmSeptember 13, 2017
NHS England will invest in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next 12 months, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens told delegates at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester. Backing Sir John Bell’s recommendations from the Life Sciences Industrial strategy, Stevens said the NHS needs to ‘get smarter’ in their use of AI and machine learning to improve quality of care: “John Bell’...