News items focusing on eHealth
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
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.
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
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
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.
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