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News items focusing on eHealth

eHealth covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today's society.

This theme covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today’s society. It’s much more than any one type of technology or device. We are seeing the appearance of new operational models supported by technology.


British Medical Journal

Digitisation of medicines

This edition includes two papers reporting research from a 5-year study of electronic prescribing in English hospitals.

New PRSB standards published on e-discharge summaries

A re-worked version of the e-discharge summary standard has been published by the Professional Record Standards Body. The revisions aim to improve communication between hospitals and primary and community care. Changes include how information about a patient’s medication is entered.

Voice detection system used to aid diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

A telephone voice and speech analysis system conceived to assist clinicians monitor, screen and treat patients by detecting changes through their voice.

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

School nurse SMS text messaging service

ChatHealth is a secure text messaging service that puts secondary school pupils in touch with a school nurse. Evidence shows young people feel more comfortable and confident relating sensitive issues via mobile technology rather than a face-to-face discussion with a healthcare professional.


From healthcare to homecare: the critical role of 5G in healthcare transformation

This report reveals consumer insights into the impact of 5G on the future of health care and its transformation across preventative, routine, and post-operative care. It argues that the next generation of mobile networks will enable the move of care closer to home and greater patient access to data.

Guardian Health

Should doctors use WhatsApp to bypass archaic NHS tech?

Being able to seek advice on patient care is invaluable but I worry about how to keep sensitive information confidential.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Data collection for mental health studies through digital platforms

The objective of this work was to identify the most important features for designing a digital platform for data collection for mental health studies, and to demonstrate a prototype platform that we built based on these design features.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

The role of web-based health information in help-seeking behaviour prior to a diagnosis of lung cancer

The overall aim was to gain a preliminary insight into whether Web-based information plays a role in the pathway to diagnosis in lung cancer in order to assess whether it may be possible to leverage this information source to reduce delays to diagnosis.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Measuring audience engagement for public health twitter chats

This study analysed whether Twitter chats facilitate engagement in two-way communications between public health entities and their audience.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Attitudes toward the ethics of research using social media

The aim of this study was to ascertain attitudes on the ethical considerations of using social media as a data source for research as expressed by social media users and researchers.

King’s Fund

Learning from technological innovation in the vanguards

Helen Arthur, Harnessing Technology Lead, New Care Models Programme at NHS England, talks about how the vanguards are applying technology, how other areas can learn from their challenges and successes and why she is looking forward to the Digital Health and Care Congress in July.

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