July 25, 2019
The summer's second heatwave hit Europe this week, with Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands recording yesterday their highest ever temperatures.
On Tuesday, in the UK, the number of visits to the NHS heat exhaustion and heatstroke page had already soared to 22,000, compared to the average of around 4,200 per day throughout the rest of the month, according to NHS Digital.
While we’re all happy to...
July 9, 2019
Innovation is not new to the NHS, Tara Donnelly, NHSX chief digital officer, emphasised at the recent Digital Healthcare Show in London. But despite the worlds of technology and healthcare continuing to intertwine, the UK’s health service is grappling with outdated systems unable to talk to each other, gadgets that have long been phased out in other sectors, and paper still shuffled around...
June 28, 2019
One easy mistake for an organization to make is to think of innovation as a project that can be finished. Certainly healthcare systems have seen success with large-scale transformation projects with set end dates that can be said to be concluded.
But the nature of innovation is that it’s ongoing, not just because technology is always advancing, but also because the needs of patients and providers...
June 27, 2019
Meaningful change never comes without a bold first step, and healthcare’s innovators, much like hockey players, will miss 100% of the shots they don’t take. But while The Great One’s mantra lauds those visionaries unafraid to take a chance, the reality is that any meaningful changes within a healthcare organization come at the risk of patients’ lives and millions — possibly even billions — in...
June 24, 2019
The White House wants "explainable" systems for healthcare, not black boxes, and wants research into new technologies that are "reliable, dependable, safe, and trustworthy."
June 19, 2019
About the author: Paddy Padmanabhan is founder and CEO of Damo Consulting, a growth strategy and digital transformation advisory firm that works with healthcare enterprises and global technology companies, and author of The Big Unlock: Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-Based Era.
Recent data from VC firm Rock Health on digital health funding numbers point to a...
June 13, 2019
Innovation is expensive, both in terms of budget expenses and operational burden. While it can be easy for those working within the guts of a new tool to see the benefits it could bring to their healthcare organization, these efforts will never have the chance to flourish without support from the ground up — a challenge those who have spent their last few years in healthcare analytics know all to...
June 5, 2019
Healthcare is in the midst of a digital shift. Artificial intelligence offers physicians providers an new resource when making decisions, new data streams promise hyper-personalized treatments and digital therapeutics evangelists see are hawking the novel treatments as a companion, or even a replacement, to traditional biologic treatments. All in all, it’s a future that hopes to empower the...
June 4, 2019
Innovation: Everybody wants it for their organization, but it's easier said than done. Healthcare organizations are often risk- and change-averse, and with good reason — a smooth workflow in a hospital can be a matter of life or death.
"Physicians are not here to stand in the way of innovation," AMA Chair Jack Resneck said at a recent event. "Frankly we have embraced innovation for decades if not...
May 9, 2019
Health tech startup Closed Loop Medicine has raised £2.1m in a pre-Series A funding round from Longwall Venture Partners, IQ Capital and Martlet, it was announced this morning.
The Cambridge startup, which describes itself as a "new breed of therapeutics company", says its approach is based on using data and insights about how patients are responding to treatments to tailor drug and non-drug...