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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.


BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

Implementing an mHealth system for substance use disorders in primary care

Millions of Americans need but don’t receive treatment for substance use, and evidence suggests that addiction-focused interventions on smart phones could support their recovery.

New oversight for remote GP digital services

GP video subscription apps will come under increased regulatory scrutiny next year, as the number of companies offering remote consultation continues to grow.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Influence of Pedometer Position on Pedometer Accuracy at Various Walking Speeds: A Comparative Study

Pedometers have been extensively used as an incentive to motivate people to become more active. However, a recognized problem with these devices is their diminishing accuracy associated with decreased walking speed.

NHS Wales Informatics Service

£11m to improve cyber security in the NHS

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £11.33m of investment into NHS information technology equipment and services. The money will be used by health boards and other health organisations to replace ageing equipment, strengthen systems against cyber-attack and improve back-up infrastructure in the Welsh NHS.


Making electronic care records work for you

Common standards for record keeping are being introduced across the NHS and social care, and it’s important that nurses help to shape them, so they work for you, and for patients. Join our stakeholder advisory group.

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