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.

Trust proposes three areas for GDE blueprint

GDE blueprints are set to reduce costs of IT system deployment across the NHS

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

Alder Hey Children’s trust is one of NHS England’s 16 acute global digital exemplars

Consultation launched to streamline NHS research

Proposals could lead to changes in the NHS Standard Contract


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...

Global Digital Exemplar to roll-out interactive whiteboards

One of the acute Global Digital Exemplars, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, has started introducing digital whiteboards that allow authorised clinicians to access patient information with the touch of a button.

New pathway for breakthrough products to create an ‘even more dynamic and forward looking NHS’

The UK government is set to accelerate adoption of breakthrough products and transform the NHS into ‘one of the most pro-innovation healthcare systems in the world’.

Yeovil District Hospital clinicians to use Google DeepMind’s Streams app

Following partnerships with Imperial College Healthcare, Taunton and Somerset and Royal Free London, the AI hub will now start rolling out the Streams app at another NHS trust.

NHS Arden & GEM CSU secure £32m contract to provide IT support on behalf of five CCGs

NHS Arden & GEM CSU has been awarded a contract to support five CCGs with services in Norfolk and Waveney

Surgeons from London and Mumbai use VR to operate on patient

Three surgeons located in London and Mumbai were able to access a patient’s records and take notes during an operation while using Microsoft HoloLens tech.

Exemplars to reach agreed milestones before receiving next funding tranche

The ‘dynamic’ Global Digital Exemplar programme is expected to bring NHS trusts up to speed with the rest of the world with regards to the use of digital technology

Is an AI-driven health system a ‘realistic’ vision?

Will the NHS be the last to embrace the digital revolution?

DH to support mental health campaign with £15m in funding

The Department of Health is supporting Public Health England’s new mental health initiative, launching next year.

Department of Health to look at improving organ donation rates through technology

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the intention to launch a public consultation on a new opt-out system for organ donation at the Conservative Party annual conference this week in Manchester.

Welsh Health Secretary announces £5.5m investment to support a digital NHS

The Welsh government will work closely with the NHS Wales Informatics Service to speed up delivery of digital programmes.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust goes live with Cerner EPR

Trust goes live with Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system as part of joint programme with neighbouring trust.

Study finds no evidence that GP ‘telephone first’ approach reduces workload

University of Cambridge study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, finds no evidence to back claims telephone consultations can decrease the workload of GPs and reduce secondary care costs.

Global Digital Exemplars not an ‘exclusive club’, says England’s Health and Care CIO

England’s Health and Care Chief Information Officer addressed concerns surrounding the Global Digital Exemplar scheme and so-called ‘slow followers’.

UCLH starts recruitment for EHR programme

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to go live with the Epic EHR system in April 2019, supported by its involvement in the fast follower scheme.

Global Digital Exemplars to help NHS move away from ‘paper-based nightmare’, says NHS director

Further topics from the NHS innovation conference this week include the establishment of up to five digital innovation hubs to create and use datasets to improve quality of care or asking suppliers to adopt open approaches to data sharing.

IBM Watson Health set to headline sponsor UK e-Health Week 2018

The cognitive computing division signs up to several key HIMSS initiatives to strengthen its engagement with the NHS health IT community.

NHS England to invest in AI over the next 12 months

NHS England officially backs recommendations from Sir John Bell’s Life Sciences Industrial strategy.

New device tracks sources of light inside human body

Scientists say the new camera has an ‘immense potential’ to be used in different healthcare settings

Eighteen NHS trusts confirmed as ‘fast followers’ to digital exemplars

DH has also confirmed mental health exemplars will team up with up to seven fast followers

Smartphone switch could provide £10m savings for the NHS, report finds

New research estimates the NHS spends more than £6m on the use of pagers every year
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