April 24, 2019
London Ambulance Service is enabling its medics to securely view patient medical data on the move via iPads.
A 16-week pilot being run by NHS Digital, launched the mobile summary care record system (Mobile SCRa) to around 60 ambulance service staff in Camden last week.
Medics will be able to use the NHS Identity authentication system to remotely access summary care records (SCRs), electronic...
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...
October 18, 2018
Xcertia, a standards and guidelines body for mobile apps, today announced the draft release of its updated Privacy and Security Guidelines, a document consisting of practical and descriptive advice for health app designers.
The group has opened the draft up for comment from stakeholders and industry members for the next 45 days, Chuck Parker, managing director at Xcertia, said here at the...
October 17, 2018
Both the clinician and the patient hold an important piece to the care puzzle, according to Kristina Sheridan, head of the enterprise strategy and transformation department at the nonprofit MITRE Corporation.
The physician has expertise in treating illness, whereas the patient is the authority on living with the condition, she explained at the Society for Participatory Medicine in Boston this...
August 17, 2018
Deborah Kilpatrick has spent some time on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry — her decade-spanning career has included a director position at Guidant Corporation’s vascular intervention accelerator (now part of Boston Scientific) and the chief commercial officer role at genomic diagnostic company CardioDx.
Now serving as the CEO of Evidation Health, a company investigating how everyday...
April 11, 2018
A recent survey of 300 primary care physicians who use EHRs found that half of the respondents wanted better access to patient data.
The survey, which was commissioned by electronic prescribing and health information company SureScripts and administered online by ORC International during October of last year, also investigated physicians’ opinions on the availability of medication adherence and...
September 9, 2015
In Topol and Kish's formulation, individual health data will feed into big data breakthroughs.
"Give me my damn data" has been a refrain among e-patients for many years. But what does it really mean to own data? That's a much larger question that Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric Topol and Leonard Kish, Topol's co-founder at unpatient.org, have tackled the question in an op-ed...
June 17, 2015
Dr. Eric Topol's newest book is called "The Patient Will See You Now." At BIO during his keynote talk, a whirlwind overview of the digital health space, Topol freely acknowledged that he wasn't the first person to riff on that phrase.
"It takes 2.6 weeks to get an appointment with a primary care doctor on average. Since it’s hard to see a doctor is, what’s really interesting in contrast is that...