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The role IoT will play in healthcare in the winter months

26th November 2018

Read more about the role IoT sensors are set to play in delivering highly effective, intelligence led 24×7 care during the winter months.

Exemplar report ‘Accelerating Artificial Intelligence in health and care: results from a state of the nation survey’ published

4th October 2018

New ‘state of the nation’ report about use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare finds we are only just beginning to unlock the potential of AI.

Sustainable Health and Care Forum and Awards

3rd October 2018

Booking is now open for the only sector wide conference and exhibition for sustainability in health – bringing together thought leaders, private and public sector experts driving the innovation and technology to enable a sustainable NHS and health sector.

Involving patients and the public in medical device development

8th August 2018

There’s an often overlooked aspect of getting a medical device into the healthcare system (e.g. the NHS in the UK). Recognition of the importance of involving patients and public in healthcare has implications for the development of medical devices and combination products.

New NHS app to revolutionise access to health services

2nd August 2018

The free NHS app, which will be made available to everyone in England in December 2018, will grant patients safe and secure access to their GP records and enable them to made appointments with their GP, order repeat prescriptions, manage long-term conditions, and access 111 online for urgent queries.

NHS to receive £487m technology boost

26th July 2018

New Health Secretary pledges to transform technology in effort to reduce staff workloads and improve patient care

Share your evidence and experience to help shape the NHS’s digital future

25th July 2018

Health Education England (HEE) is asking for case studies, evidence and insights to support a major independent review into the digital future of the NHS.

Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS through ITP programme

12th April 2018

Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS through the Innovation and Technology Payment programme (ITP programme). Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS. A surgical suture that reduces the […]

NHS & WMAHSN roll out new tech in West Midlands to prevent 540 strokes and save £12.1 million

16th February 2018

Innovative new technology is being rolled out across the West Midlands in a campaign launched today (Thursday 15 February). Made available as part of a national campaign, it is estimated that the devices could prevent 540 strokes and save 135 lives in just two years. More than 500 new devices including mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) units […]

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