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By Leontina Postelnicu August 14, 2018
DeepMind's artificial intelligence system appears to diagnose eye disease as accurately as leading human specialists, according to new research published in the journal Nature Medicine. Developed by researchers from Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service Foundation Trust, University College London (UCL), and DeepMind Health, the AI system can read complex eye scans and refer patients for...
By Dave Muoio August 13, 2018
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an app for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their...
NHS drones
By Dave Muoio July 30, 2018
Look to the skies. A recent report by Nesta, a global innovation foundation, conducted in collaboration with five UK cities suggests that no small number of regulatory and infrastructural obstacles stand in the way of medical drone deliveries in the country. While the technology could increase the testing speed and decrease costs for the UK’s National Health Service, the country would need to...
By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2018
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) will launch a new wide-ranging app in December that allows all patients to book appointments, consult their medical records, and more, the government agency announced last week. Though many of the features are already available online, the new app will bring them together into one mobile access point. "I want this innovation to mark the death-knell of the 8...
By Laura Lovett July 2, 2018
The NHS is looking to ramp up its patient data security, after signing a contract with software company Privitar for its de-identification technology. The new technology will help prevent a person’s identify from being connected to their information.  “The health and care landscape is rapidly changing, and we can improve individual patient care if our systems can deliver a complete picture of...
By Jonah Comstock June 27, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Babylon's total funding. Babylon Health, one of a number of companies working on triage chatbots for health, has already made a name for itself with a high-profile partnership with the UK’s National Health Service, as well as with investment rounds totalling $85 million. Now the startup says its AI can pass England’s GP exam and go head-to-...
By Laura Lovett June 20, 2018
In a recent review, an independent group of panelists raised questions about UK-based AI company DeepMind’s business model, relationship with parent company Alphabet, and potential to monopolize its industry.  The Google subsidiary has been partnering with the National Health Service for the last few years and working with the system to implement its AI technology. While the company has been...
By MobiHealthNews June 7, 2018
The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has tapped Healthy.io for a new program that will allow kidney patients to take home urine tests, using their smartphone cameras and digital testing kits. The test results will then be automatically electronically delivered to physicians. “This is great news for patients with kidney conditions and we’re really excited to be the first NHS organization to be...
By Dave Muoio May 31, 2018
Harvard Pilgrim announced today that it will be implementing Wellframe’s mobile-enabled care management product for its members. With the service, nurse managers will be able to more easily communicate with members through their smartphones, thereby enabling real-time interventions and improved engagement. “We’re very excited to expand the way we offer our services to our members to give them...
By Laura Lovett 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,...