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By Sara Mageit 08:32 am 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...

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By Sara Mageit 01:39 am 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. The...
By Sara Mageit 09:02 am 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. Accessible offline...
By Sara Mageit 04:06 am 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...
By MobiHealthNews 04:23 pm 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...
By Laura Lovett 04:13 pm 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...

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By Sophie Porter 01:44 am April 27, 2020
NHS Digital and NHSX have announced the national rollout of digital interoperability system GP Connect to all NHS GP surgeries and specialist care centres. The programme will enable secure sharing of patient information across primary care services, enabling more efficient access to care for patients. WHY IT MATTERS GP Connect enables patients to book in and receive care from surgeries other than...
By Tammy Lovell 01:12 pm April 17, 2020
Public Health England (PHE) has adopted a new workforce management system to support their operation as they rapidly scale up their teams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff-management firm Deputy’s app-based technology aims to relieve managers of the scheduling and administration burden of managing healthcare workers. It quickly generates rotas based on staff availability, qualifications...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:09 am August 8, 2019
NHSX, the new unit for digital, data and technology, and the Accelerated Access Collaborative, the umbrella organisation for UK health innovation, are setting up a national AI lab in what is seen as the latest effort to move the NHS into the digital age. WHAT HAPPENED Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock unveiled the plans this week, with the new lab set to be supported by a £250m fund...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:24 am July 10, 2019
After the formal launch of NHSX, a new unit for digital, data and technology, the department of health and social care in England has announced that the NHS is working with Amazon to make verified health information available through the AI-powered voice assistant Alexa. Amazon’s algorithms will use information from the NHS.UK resource to give people answers to questions about common illnesses,...