innovation

Augmented reality using KARE

Augmented reality using KARE, Keele University

By Rob Benson March 19, 2018
NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has urged the NHS to go faster and further in building on its reputation as a ‘hotbed of innovation’. However it takes a special set of circumstances for this to happen, and the School of Pharmacy at Keele University is showing how it can be done. Its health technology innovations are transforming clinical education and, ultimately, patient care. BJ-HC found out...
By Jonah Comstock March 5, 2018
Innovation is one of the most sought after things in healthcare, but it’s also one of the most poorly understood, according to experts presenting at the Digital and Personal Connected Health conference Monday at HIMSS18. “The term innovation loses so much meaning, and one of the meanings that it gets is ‘It’s innovation if it uses products designed by Apple,’” Dr. David Asch, executive director...
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
By Leontina Postelnicu January 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...
By Jonah Comstock December 27, 2017
Digital health in pharma definitely had a milestone moment in the fourth quarter with the FDA approval of Abilify MyCite, a new, sensor-enabled version of Otsuka’s drug for schizophrenia powered by Proteus Digital Health’s ingestible sensor technology. In addition to that, the quarter saw numerous other moves by pharma companies around clinical trials, chronic disease management, mental health,...
Hospital touchscreen.
By Leontina Postelnicu December 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...
By Jonah Comstock November 10, 2017
Hal Wolf, the new CEO of HIMSS, thinks adding a three letter word to his organization’s mission statement will go a long way toward positioning HIMSS for the future. Instead of the old tagline “transforming health through information technology”, Wolf wants it to read “transforming health through information and technology”. “My experience is there’s nothing that’s actually a technology project...
Software Developer
By Leontina Postelnicu November 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 Jonah Comstock October 13, 2017
Day 1 of last week’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, big data, and patient engagement, among other topics. Data isn’t enough: Machine learning, big data, and interoperability One theme that emerged from...
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 September 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’...
By Jeff Lagasse July 24, 2017
New York-based health giant Northwell Health has teamed up with the Israel Innovation Authority to develop and implement a number of medical innovations it says will improve patient care.   Representing hundreds of medical technology start-up companies in Israel, the IIA is a government-backed agency that partially funds newly founded companies to help them develop and bring their products to...