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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.


Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Information and digital technologies: clinical requirements 2020

This report looks at the use of data and technology in healthcare and concludes that uptake has been slow.

BBC News

Online care home bed booking system

An online system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking by allowing real time bookings of care home beds.

Babylon Health app will be among first on NHS “digital tool” library

Five apps will help launch NHS’s new digital tool library, including the private video consultation on-demand service Babylon Health. Visitors to will be able to “navigate to local demonstrators of care specific enabled apps”.

University College London Hospitals seals Epic deal

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has approved a deal with US electronic patient record supplier Epic and plans to deploy the new system in 2019. The contract is part of massive digital investment planned at the trust.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Exploring the use of social media to engage in patient centred research

The aim of this study was to evaluate the process of using social media to engage parents in identifying patient-centred outcomes, using acute respiratory infections in children as an example to gauge feasibility.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Does telehealth monitoring identify exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and reduce hospitalisations?

The aim was to undertake the first analysis of system data to determine whether telehealth monitoring can identify an exacerbation of COPD, providing clinicians with an opportunity to intervene with timely treatment and prevent hospital readmission.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

A learning health care system using computer aided diagnosis

This study explains how health care in resource-limited settings can benefit from using this approach and how it can be applied to provide feedback-rich medical education for both students and practitioners.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Cloudy with a chance of pain

The increasing ownership of smartphones provides major opportunities for epidemiological research through self-reported and passively collected data.

NHS Health Research Authority

Confidentiality Advisory Group: understanding public views on using personal data

What are the circumstances under which it is acceptable to use confidential patient and service user information without consent for purposes beyond direct patient care?

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