National Health Services

By Laura Lovett 02:20 pm May 21, 2018
The British government is now turning to artificial intelligence as an avenue for early cancer and chronic disease detection. This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to invest in AI technology development for the healthcare sector as part of her industrial strategy. The plans aim not only to improve healthcare but to grow the country's AI industry.  “The UK will use data,...
By Heather Mack 04:45 pm March 22, 2017
The University of Essex has a plan to save the National Health Services billions of pounds per year: outsource treatment of minor ailments to a fleet of automated, AI-powered general practitioners, available right on a smartphone. Through a partnership with digital and social media company Orbital Media and Innovate UK, a group of developers, data scientists and research will collaborate for 30...
By Heather Mack 03:27 pm January 19, 2017
People with Parkinson’s disease who used an app to track and manage symptom improved their medication adherence and had better conversations with clinicians about their condition, according to the results of a recent National Health Services study published in the journal Nature Parkinson’s.   Representing the largest randomized controlled trial of a digital technology for Parkinson’s Disease,...
By Heather Mack 03:37 pm November 15, 2016
London-based Echo has launched its medication management app, now available to all NHS providers in England. It is backed by $2.24 million (1.8 million British pounds) in new funding led by British venture capital firm LocalGlobe. Co-founded by Dr. Sai Lakshmi, a former Apple executive and Stephen Bourke, a former executive with UK retail pharmacy chain LloydsPharmacy, Echo aims to make it easier...
By Brian Dolan 04:29 am September 6, 2012
A Cambridge, UK-based startup called Cambridge Healthcare just launched a health-specific app store for patients in the UK. The store is actually part of a personal health platform, a PHR that is available to patients in the country's National Health Service (NHS) system, for free. The offering is called: How are you? In recent months Cambridge Healthcare has inked deals with Microsoft to...