Blockchain, AI or sensor technologies are creating a buzz in healthcare, but is their use supported by the NHS IT infrastructure? Keep an eye on this hub to find out the latest on health tech innovation and their support for the delivery of Five Year Forward View commitments.

BLOG: How is AI transforming the nature of healthcare delivery?

Eleonora Harwich, Head of Digital and Technological Innovation at Reform, looks at the application of AI in healthcare in a new blog

A hotbed of health IT innovation: Keele University

Universities are realising the NHS vision of being a ‘hotbed of innovation’, as BJ-HC found out when it visited Keele University

Allscripts launches new machine-learning, cloud-based EHR system

Allscripts CEO Paul Black says the new solution will address ‘clinicians’ frustrations with EHRs’


Philips launches new data science platform to accelerate adoption of AI in healthcare

The new platform, along with the Insights Marketplace, will help clinicians, scientists and developers, among others, use AI to ‘support precision diagnosis, personalised therapy, early intervention and greater hospital efficiency’, according to Jeroen Tas, Philips Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer.

Uber moves into the health space

More than 100 organisations in the US have already started using Uber Health, a new service aiming to provide transport for patients.

GDE carries out its first robotic-assisted total knee replacement operation

Towards the end of February, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust used the NAVIO surgical system to carry out a total knee replacement operation.

DigitalHealth.London accelerator opens up applications for its third year

The DigitalHealth.London accelerator opens the application process for its 2018-19 intake and launches across three new locations: East Midlands, Manchester and South West England.

DeepMind turns to U.S. to help identify signs of patient deterioration

“This project has great potential intelligently to detect and prevent deterioration before patients show serious signs of illness,” said Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind Co-Founder.

Health Secretary announces £75m for e-prescribing

The announcement comes after a new review found that more than 230 million errors occur every year in England in the medication process.

Government responds to House of Lords report on long-term sustainability of the NHS

The House of Lords Select Committee report, published last April, urged the government to make technology uptake an ‘NHS priority’.

New accelerator to help Israeli digital health start-ups partner with the NHS

The UK-Israel Dangoor Health Initiative is expected to create ‘a pipeline of digital innovation for the NHS’ and strengthen the trading relationship between the two countries.

New gamification technique to help patients with schizophrenia

As approximately 30% of people with schizophrenia experiencing verbal hallucinations do not respond to medication, brain imaging experts develop a new technique based on gamification that can help patients learn mental strategies that they can apply on a daily basis to cope with these symptoms.

NHS to improve access to care for new mums’ mental health with £23m funding boost

“Improving community access to mental health care is the cornerstone of NHS plans to improve services, and the £60 million investment in perinatal mental health will mean women and their families get targeted, specialised support at one of the most important periods of life,” said Claire Murdoch, NHS England Mental Health Director.

A fifth of UK health and social work jobs will potentially be automated by mid 2030s, PwC analysis suggests

PwC has released a new report looking at the impact of job automation based on OECD data from 29 countries.

NHS should trial a new app for depression, says NICE

“Our aim is to provide evidence-based advice so services can make informed decisions and people have more flexible options to treat anxiety and depression,” said Dr Paul Chrisp, Programme Director, NICE Medical and Technologies Programme.

Apple launches Health Records app feature with iOS 11.3 at 12 US hospitals

“We’ve worked closely with the health community to create an experience everyone has wanted for years – to view medical records easily and securely right on your iPhone,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer.

Digital health innovation in the NHS: the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital approach

BJ-HC spoke to representatives from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its charity, CW+, about digital health innovation success and the importance of frontline clinician support.

NHS England expands Global Digital Exemplar programme to ambulance trusts

“We have taken a different approach with the ambulance branch of the GDE programme and are today asking the three successful Trusts to think of ways in which they can work together to drive improvements through the use of digital technology,” said Will Smart, Chief Information Officer for Health and Care.

Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme speeds up development of innovation

An NHS England programme has seen clinical entrepreneurs launch 50 start-ups in one year, creating around 350 jobs.

AI technology to speed up heart disease diagnosis

The BBC reports that a new AI system, called Ultromics, could save the NHS £300m per year after a trial at six cardiology centres.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust board approves three-year EHR development path

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will invest in developing its EHR solution, with a roadmap to be published towards the end of January.

Trust proposes three areas for GDE blueprint

BJ-HC spoke to Kate Warriner, Healthy Liverpool Digital Lead, Royal Liverpool GDE Programme Director, NHS Liverpool CCG, at the recent King’s Fund event in Leeds on sharing health and care records.

Alder Hey Children’s trust introduces new app through exemplar programme

Global digital exemplar launches new app to improve the experience of children in hospital.

Consultation launched to streamline NHS research

Plans were initially announced by NHS England Director of Strategy and Innovation Ian Dodge last month during an evidence session of the Science and Technology Select Committee.

NHS Digital trials solutions for national data opt-out programme

Guidance will be provided on how the new solution will fit with local data sharing schemes and NHS England’s plan to create Local Care Record Exemplars and digital innovation hubs.

NHS Digital and Crown Commercial Service develop new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

The new system will allow the development of a competitive market for Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) services.

NHS England to streamline research processes

As eleven innovations get selected for third round of the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme, NHS England commits to improve research processes across the NHS.

BLOG: Regulator against the machine

Artificial intelligence (AI) is part of today’s zeitgeist: whether it be parallels with 'I, Robot' dystopias or predictions about its impact on society. But for all the potential, the development of machines that learn as they go remains slow in health care...



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