Leontina Postelnicu

Data funnel.
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pmApril 16, 2018
NHS data could be of ‘immense value’ to Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, the House of Lords Select Committee on AI has said. In a report published today, the committee reinforces that AI can bring a variety of ‘significant opportunities’ to the NHS, starting from support in clinical decision-making and administrative roles to research and development. To fully realise this vision, the...
Welsh Flag
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pmApril 11, 2018
The NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has launched a partnership with the Life Sciences Hub Wales to accelerate uptake of innovation across the health and care sector. Known as the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW) network, the collaboration will initially run for two years. The NWIS will provide the technical platform, while the Life Sciences Hub will organise a series of events to...
Big Data illustration.
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:15 pmMarch 8, 2018
A team of international researchers are urging the health and science community to ‘redouble its commitment’ to be open and transparent and deliver effective and robust governance frameworks under which personal health information can be used following recent data harvesting controversies. Programmes addressing global health challenges, such as the 100,000 Genomes Project or the US Cancer...
Jeremy Hunt
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amFebruary 23, 2018
Hospitals will benefit from an extra £75m announced to speed up implementation of electronic prescribing systems, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme. A new review released by researchers from the Manchester, Sheffied and York universities found that 237 million errors occur ‘at some point in the medication process’ in England every year, although they...
Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK, speaking at the Genomics Festival in London.

Professor Andrew Morris, Director of Health Data Research UK, speaking at the Genomics Festival in London.

By Leontina Postelnicu 09:12 amFebruary 9, 2018
Six UK sites are to receive £30m in funding to work as foundation partners with the newly-established Health Data Research UK to address issues in healthcare through data science starting from April. An additional £24m will be invested in other activities, including additional partnerships with other sites across the country. Speaking at the Festival of Genomics in London at the end of January,...
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amJanuary 25, 2018
During the past year, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its charity, CW+, have been showing how digital health innovation can truly take off in a large healthcare organisation if the right type of support is at hand. In 2016, the trust and CW+ secured eight digital health collaborations, working with more than 45 frontline clinicians across two hospital sites, with six of...
Compass pointing towards the future.
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:10 pmJanuary 12, 2018
 The Reform think-tank is urging the NHS to follow a series of practical steps from a new report looking at AI in healthcare in order to ensure the system maximises the potential of this technology to ‘narrow’ some of the gaps in health provision. Key proposals include the development of a clear procurement framework for AI systems, to be developed by NHS England and the National Institute for...
Compass pointing towards the future.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amJanuary 12, 2018
The Reform think-tank is urging the NHS to follow a series of practical steps from a new report looking at AI in healthcare in order to ensure the system maximises the potential of this technology to ‘narrow’ some of the gaps in health provision. Key proposals include the development of a clear procurement framework for AI systems, to be developed by NHS England and the National Institute for...
Woman using health app.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amJanuary 11, 2018
NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has picked Docobo in a drive to expand its telehealth service during the next three years. Since 2013, the project, launched through the CCG’s More Independent programme, has grown significantly, with figures showing it supports around 900 patients at the same time. With the new platform, it is expected that around 4-5,000 patients will benefit...
Doctor at computer.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 amJanuary 10, 2018
As strategists are accelerating transformation in the face of increasing demand, the pace of technological advancements and shifts in the public’s perception of digital health concepts, when speaking to experts in the field, it is clear that, in 2018, disruption in the field will finally start to come to ‘fruition’. Senior analysts from American firm Forrester Research argue that it is ‘already...