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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.


Australian Commission

Electronic medication management systems-a guide to safe implementation

The Commission has undertaken extensive consultation in order to produce the new edition. Digital health is moving at an increased pace – we are doing more, learning more and deploying EMM systems using increasingly complex implementation schedules than ever before.

The road to seamless enterprise mobility

Mobile-first solutions are the norm now in so many areas of life that expectations are significantly rising in the healthcare sector – more healthcare organisations are looking to adopt the mobile channel for their clinical workflows to deliver a more meaningful and positive patient experience.

Standards set on sharing children’s health information

New standards on how information regarding children’s health can be shared have been set. They set out what information from screening tests, immunisations and other developmental milestones can be accessed by health and social professionals, parents and guardians.

UK tech company launches Type 2 Diabetes prevention app in Singapore

A UK-based health technology company has teamed up with the Ministry of Health in Singapore to help tackle and prevent Type 2 diabetes.

A 24-hour ‘video chat app’ aiming to slash waiting times launches across London

An NHS service giving patients the option to video chat with their GPs launches in London. The free NHS, GP at Hand service, promises to cut waiting times by allowing patients to book appointments and talk to their doctor through their smartphones.


Strengthening safety statistics: how to make hospital safety data more useful

The health system is awash with data, but the information is poorly collated, not shared with patients, and often not given to the doctors and hospital managers responsible for keeping patients safe.

Journal for Healthcare Quality

Automated detection of sepsis using electronic medical record data

Severe sepsis and septic shock are global issues with high mortality rates. Early recognition and intervention are essential to optimize patient outcomes.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

A Fully Automated Web-Based Program Improves Lifestyle Habits and HbA1c in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Abdominal Obesity

The use of a fully automated Web-based program resulted in a significant improvement in dietary habits and favourable clinical and laboratory changes.

King’s Fund

How to involve patients in quality improvement

The King’s Fund speaks to Sara Turle, a patient at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, about her involvement in the Trust's quality improvement work.

NHS Confederation

Why a data revolution is crucial to transformation

Encouraging organisations to ‘get to the heart of their data’, the Confederation has launched a new series of guides to help board members to better understand data across the healthcare system and its role in transforming care.

NHS Employers

Using mobile app technology to reduce agency spend

This case study describes how Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has significantly reduced their agency spend by developing an app that allows locums to easily self-roster.

NHS England

Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button

More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a range of apps, gadgets, wristbands and other innovative digital products, which starts this month.

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