NHS

By Dave Muoio March 26, 2019
A recent independent review of askmyGP, an online triage and telehealth consultation service deployed in the UK, suggests that patients seeking care online often behave similarly to those simply calling their practitioner’s office — particularly in terms of when during the day patients most often reach out to make an appointment. Despite this broader trend, feedback from patients using the...
Global digital exemplar
By Leontina Postelnicu March 7, 2019
Aiming to improve health and social care services, a new lab named LiverNerds is giving innovators a space to test new digital solutions. It brings together the work of an NHS trust through the flagship global digital exemplar programme and the city’s £3.5m 5G health and social care pilot, and last week, MobiHealthNews went to visit Liverpool’s Life Sciences Accelerator for its launch. The lab, ...
telehealth
By Tammy Lovell March 5, 2019
Under reforms to the GP contract published in January, all patients will have the right to “digital-first” primary care, including web and video consultations by April 2021. But Dr Helen Atherton, who leads a digital health research group at Warwick Medical School, said the plans meant surgeries had to offer virtual consultations “even where they have decided this can’t be safely done with the...

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By Leontina Postelnicu March 4, 2019
A&E departments in the UK should introduce AliveCor’s KardiaMobile device into standard care, researchers have said, for patients presenting with heart palpitations or feeling lightheaded, after a study found it was five times more effective than current tests used to diagnose heart rhythm problems. Although often harmless, if patients fully recover before getting to A&E, detecting the...
By Leontina Postelnicu March 1, 2019
Global Digital Exemplar Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust announced earlier this month that it had launched a digital postnatal discharge system in a new partnership with Lumeon. This week, MobiHealthNews visited the company’s London office to find out more about their work with the NHS trust and plans to scale operations in the US after securing $28m in funding in December...
virtual reality
By Piers Ford February 20, 2019
Third Eye NeuroTech’s Blue Room immersive virtual reality (VR) technology is in the spotlight following the publication of research which revealed its effectiveness in treating phobias and anxieties for children and adults. The Blue Room was developed by specialists at Newcastle University in the UK in tandem with the Durham-based tech firm and has been made available as an NHS treatment through...
Doctor talking to patient
By Piers Ford February 13, 2019
Mendelian, a UK healthtech startup, has received a £500,000 grant from Innovate UK to build platforms that will help GPs to identify NHS patients with potentially rare or hard-to-diagnose conditions and diseases more quickly. The two-year £940,000 project is based on Mendelian’s specialised screening system, which provides augmented and automated data analysis to assist with the accurate...
By Leontina Postelnicu February 11, 2019
NHS Digital is launching a pilot to build the process that will enable partner services to connect to NHS login, providing a single way for patients in England to verify their identity and then use the login to access digital health and care services. Patients will need to set up the NHS login - username and password - by using an email address and a mobile phone, according to NHS Digital, and...
By Jonah Comstock February 6, 2019
Big Health, the London and San Francisco-based digital health app company behind CBT-based sleep app Sleepio, has released its second app, Daylight, which is focused on combating worry and anxiety. Like Sleepio, the app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. It was developed by a group of creatives the company describes as "leading podcast producers, filmmakers, designers and animators,...
By Leontina Postelnicu January 30, 2019
England's Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Hospital at Home team has reduced the number of home visits by 22 percent after deploying the AI-enabled wearable from Scottish start-up Current, formerly known as snap40, to monitor patients remotely after they are discharged from hospital. Current said the trust’s team, including nurses and physiotherapists, was trained to use the solution in less than...