February 24, 2021
NHSX has launched a new process to help give staff, patients and the public confidence that the digital health tools they use meet NHS standards.
The digital technology assessment criteria (DTAC) is a rapid process that can be completed in days.
It will apply to all digital health technologies, from public facing health apps to systems used within hospitals such as electronic patient records....
December 18, 2020
NHS healthcare workers in Luton will be able to monitor chronic patients outside of clinical settings through a partnership with Swedish med tech firm Doccla.
Luton Children and Adults Community Health Services will work with Doccla to deliver a comprehensive remote patient monitoring service, including wearable technology.
This contract has been awarded through the new NHSX remote patient...
December 11, 2020
UK digital healthcare firms eConsult Health, HCI and Cognitant Group are collaborating to help GPs share health information videos with patients after online consultations.
Cognitant Group’s health information service, Healthinote has been integrated with eConsult’s post consult messaging platform and toolbar, allowing GPs to search and prescribe a range of videos and other information by...
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October 9, 2020
NHSX DRIVES FORWARD DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTH CARE
With the aim of creating an environment for innovation to flourish, NHSX has created the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care, beta (DTAC).
NHSX will use this criteria to support and assess stakeholders across the ecosystem, forming a baseline assessment criteria that validates the suitability and function of...
Credit: Dartford and Gravesham NHS trust
September 15, 2020
Smart health tech company Alcidion has launched Miya Precision technology for the NHS in order to alleviate the pressure faced by healthcare professional.
WHY IT MATTERS
The new platform aims to provide hospitals and regions with a way to move beyond static electronic record systems to technology that engages healthcare professionals.
Miya Precision will integrate information from the NHS trusts...
September 11, 2020
FUNDING BOOST FOR AI-BASED EPILEPSY MONITORING
University spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop an AI-based system for more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).
The platform is called BioEp and works by creating mathematical models of the brain using segments of electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings.
July 27, 2020
UK-based health information app producer, Expert Self Care, has launched the Coronavirus Support App which will enable people to access trusted health information and practical advice on a range of topics.
WHAT IT DOES
The app will help with general challenges brought on by the coronavirus crisis and will assess COVID-19 symptoms, discover how to stay well and what to do next.
June 19, 2020
UK CONTACT TRACING APP SWITCH
In a major U-turn, the UK is switching from its existing centralised contact tracing app to the technology provided by Google and Apple.
At the Downing Street briefing, health secretary, Matt Hancock said the new app is months from being ready however said the government would not “put a date” on when the app will be launched.
In a joint statement from Baroness Dido...
April 27, 2020
Thanks, but we've got this. The U.K. has decided not to use Apple and Google’s much-anticipated Bluetooth contact tracing tool as originally planned, according to the BBC. Apple and Google’s model pitches a decentralized system for tracing, while the NHSX – which works on the UK’s digital health efforts – is proposing a centralized system.
NHS officials told the BBC that the centralized system...
April 27, 2020
While governments and tech titans are rushing to create contact-tracing apps to curb the spread of COVID-19, a new review published by the Ada Lovelace Institute in the United Kingdom says not so fast.
“Based on the current evidence in this review, the significant technical limitations, and deep social risks, of digital contact tracing outweigh the value offered to the crisis response,” authors...