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Credit: Ada

By Leontina Postelnicu 01:45 pm October 10, 2018
Berlin-headquartered Ada is launching a Global Health Initiative, with its AI-powered app set to feature new Swahili and Romanian language integrations that will initially be deployed in East Africa and Romania through a partnership with Fondation Botnar to improve the health and wellbeing of families and children with limited access to healthcare.  One of the world's fastest growing health apps...

Babylon Healthcheck service; Credit: Babylon

By Leontina Postelnicu 08:19 am October 10, 2018
NHS Digital launches mental health data hub. NHS Digital has created a mental health data hub to give healthcare workers, patients, charities and others easier access to national mental health statistics, with its launch coinciding with World Mental Health Day. The new online tool provides links to additional sources of mental health data from other organisations, building on NHS Digital's GP...

Dr. Wei Fan, head of Tencent's Medical AI Lab, and Dan Vahdat, CEO and founder of Medopad

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:15 am October 8, 2018
Medopad is teaming up with Chinese tech mammoth Tencent and the Parkinson's Centre of Excellence at King's College Hospital in London to develop advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to speed up diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The research and development project follows an announcement made in February after Medopad, whose efforts range from remote monitoring apps to data-driven analytics, ...
Doctor reviewing medical records on a tablet with a patient
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:00 pm October 5, 2018
More than four months have passed since the European Union began enforcing its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But nearly one-fifth of organizations aren't confident they could pass their first GDPR audit, according to a recent survey from cybersecurity company Imperva. Compliance continues to be a point of concern, especially with the recent fine from the UK Information Commissioner's...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:13 am October 5, 2018
Cybersecurity: European Commission kicks off CyberSecMonth  The European Commission has started its annual campaign to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats and offer guidance for citizens and organisations, led by the EU’s Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the DG Connect and other partners.  The first week has focused on “basic cyber hygiene”, and the European Commission...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:24 am October 3, 2018
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled misleading adverts promising doctor appointments “within minutes” through the GP at Hand service, offered to patients in some parts of London through a partnership between Babylon - providing the digital technology behind it - and the NHS. The service enables patients living or working in the catchment areas of the five GP surgeries where GP...
person holding photo using Ada Health app

Credit: Ada Health app

By Leontina Postelnicu 01:26 pm October 2, 2018
The increasing pace of development in digital innovations aims to put patients in charge of their health and care and offer new ways to address the challenges of an ageing population, but how are entrepreneurs changing the world of healthcare with the help of technology? We took a look at two start-ups in the AI space that want offer clinicians the tools they need to improve outcomes and give...

George Freeman at an event organised in 2016

By Leontina Postelnicu 01:12 pm October 2, 2018
A former UK life sciences minister has described his "horror" after being asked to digitise the NHS with a £4.2bn fund and "no delivery plan" on how to create a "paperless" service. Speaking at the annual Conservative party conference, MP George Freeman said he had not taken part in any spending talks at the time and was handed the new money, announced in February 2016, in a deal done between ...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:40 am October 2, 2018
Software allowing a digital video camera sensor to measure patients’ vital signs remotely has been approved as a Class IIa medical device in Europe in what is believed to be the first accreditation of its kind for this type of technology.  Developed by Oxford University spin-off Oxehealth, which is partly owned by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the UK’s Global Digital...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:50 am October 2, 2018
At the beginning of September, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) released an initial code of conduct for data-driven healthcare technology.  The guidance outlines a commitment from the centre to encourage innovation, develop trusted approval systems and create a new pathway for innovators to sell into the health service. Put simply, the code aims to ensure that the benefits of...