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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.


Department of Health

Health Secretary challenges NHS to deliver digital services nationwide

Every patient in England should be able access their medical records and book an appointment with a GP via an app by the end of 2018, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Technology will create “patient power decade” in NHS

Jeremy Hunt has announced a series of new promises on online access to healthcare information, with a view to ensuring the next 10 years come to be known as the NHS’s “patient power decade”.

Virtual Fracture Clinic reduces hospital return rates, cuts down unnecessary patient journeys

A trust, which is a pioneer of virtual clinics, has reduced hospital return rates, cutting down unnecessary patient journeys. The trust manages more than 10,000 patients and has reduced outpatient appointments by 56%, saving the NHS more than £750,000.

Health and Care Professions Council

Guidance on social media

HCPC has written this document to provide guidance to registrants who use social media. It explains how to use social media in a way which meets their standards.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

The Use of Facebook in Recruiting Participants for Health Research Purposes

The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature regarding the current use and success of Facebook to recruit participants for health research purposes.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Social Media for the Dissemination of Cochrane Child Health Evidence

This study aimed to implement and evaluate a structured social media strategy, using multiple platforms, to disseminate Cochrane Child Health evidence to health care providers caring for children.

NHS Clinical Commissioners

New care models: harnessing technology

This report explores how digital tools can help to address rising demand, constrained funding and workforce challenges, and it demonstrates how technology has the potential to revolutionise the way health and care is delivered.

NHS Digital Health Academy

The NHS Digital Academy has been officially launched

Starting 2018, the £4 million NHS Digital Academy programme will over three years aim to train 300 digital leaders, initially focusing on chief information officers and the clinical counterparts, chief clinical information officers.

NHS England

NASA meets Hollywood as new technology helps tackle NHS frailty in older people

The NHS is trialling new wearable sensors, based on technology used by NASA and the CGI film industry, to help identify older patients at risk of falls as part of a new drive to tackle frailty.


Implantable & Wearable Medical Devices for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Wearable technology could give hope to some 3 million people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The report highlights new technologies that have the potential to improve patient lives, from diagnosis, treatment, to rehabilitation.

Telecare LIN

Telecare LIN Newsletter August 2017

A list of digital health and technology enabled care references from the UK and around the world including telehealth, telecare, mobile health, telemedicine, ehealth, smart home technologies and Internet of Things.

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