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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.


Children’s Commissioner

Life in ‘likes’ Children’s Commissioner report into social media use among 8-12 year olds

This report looks at the impact of social media on the wellbeing and safety of children aged 8 to 12 finding that the way children use social media changes dramatically once they enter secondary school.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

Data Protection: Compliance with new regulations required by spring 2018

The European Union has committed to update and strengthen the regulations governing data protection across all member states. It will come into effect on 25 May 2018.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

From eHealth to iHealth

Since mobile phones are generally kept on at all times and carried everywhere, they are an ideal platform for the broad implementation of ecological momentary assessment technology. Integration of these tools into medical practice has heralded the eHealth era.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Digital Clinical Communication for Families and Caregivers of Children or Young People With Short- or Long-Term Conditions

This study shows an emerging body of literature on the use of digital clinical communication to improve families’ and caregivers’ involvement in the health management of children or young people

NHS Digital

Boost to patient records cuts burden on NHS

Increasing the amount of information held in electronic Summary Care Records is improving care and helping to ease winter pressures.

NHS Digital

Electronic prescribing to be piloted in integrated urgent care

Patients seeking care out of hours or in urgent care settings can have their prescriptions sent directly to a pharmacy of their choice, rather than relying on paper prescriptions.

NHS Employers

Changes to data protection requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This factsheet, developed in conjunction with Capsticks, outlines the key changes that will affect the way that employers in NHS organisations carry out tasks involving personal data, particularly around employment checks and recruitment processes.

NHS Wales Informatics Service

Welsh Community Care Information System

A new computer system is being introduced in Wales to help health and social care professionals work together to provide care closer to people’s homes. The system will give community nurses, mental health teams, social workers and therapists the digital tools they need to work better together.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Going virtual with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; the future of fracture clinics

This trust set about revolutionising their fracture clinic processes, aiming to see patients faster from A&E, reduce DNAs, create financial efficiencies and improve patient experience. And so, the quest to go ‘virtual’ began.

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