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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.



How can mobile application technology change the way patients engage with healthcare organisations?

This study has highlighted the key areas where patients feel mobile application technology can improve the way hospitals communicate and engage with them.

Audit Scotland

Principles for a digital future

Audit Scotland has published a new digital briefing to support public bodies embarking on ICT projects. The briefing also refers to examples from around the world to demonstrate that the issues that Scottish bodies have encountered are common across the globe.

BBC News

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

The head of the Department of Health's National Data Guardian (NDG) has criticised the NHS for the deal it struck with Google's DeepMind over sharing patient data. Dame Fiona Caldicott has thrown doubt on the legality of sharing 1.6 million patient records.

BMC Public Health

Using a mobile health application to reduce alcohol consumption

Smartphone apps offer promise as tools to help people monitor and reduce their alcohol consumption. The aim of this study was to evaluate an existing publically available app, designed by Drinkaware, a UK-based alcohol awareness charity.

BMC Public Health

Applications of big data in occupational and environmental health

BMC Public Health invites you to submit to our new thematic series: Applications of big data in occupational and environmental health.


Effect of automated notification system for deteriorating ward patients on clinical outcomes

Delayed response to clinical deterioration of ward patients is common. Deployment of an electronic automated advisory vital signs monitoring and notification system to signal clinical deterioration in ward patients was associated with significant improvements in key patient-centred clinical outcomes.

Multiple NHS trusts across England disrupted by ransomware attack

Multiple hospitals across England were hit by a large-scale ransomware attack, with trusts having to switch off their systems. This malware exploits a vulnerability in the Windows malware detection service.

Housing LIN

Going digital

This resource, developed by ADASS’ Housing Policy Network and supported by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), explains how commissioners can help those needing care live better lives at home by utilising new technology.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Tablet based well-being check for the elderly

The aim of this study was to iteratively design, implement, and assess the usability, user friendliness, and acceptability of a tablet-based system to check the well-being of the elderly.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Computer administered safety planning for individuals at risk for suicide

A self-administered, Web-based safety planning application could potentially reduce clinician time, help promote standardization and quality, and provide enhanced ability to share the created plan.

National Cyber Security Centre

Protecting your organisation from ransomware

This guidance outlines how to prevent a ransomware incident and what to do if your organisation is infected. It suggests simple steps to help organisations prevent a cyber attack. In response to the recent ransomware campaign, the NCSC has also published guidance for IT systems administrators which outlines responses to this specific cyber attack.

NHS Digital

Cyber attack security guidance

This suite of guidance provides technical support on patching to protect against cyber attacks and on reconnecting to networks following precautionary disconnection. It is accompanied by an FAQ on the recent cyber attack which affected the NHS.

NHS Employers

The benefits of ID scanning

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been using identity scanning equipment and software for years to check the high numbers of staff who join the organisation each month.

Primary Care Commission

Managing risk in social media

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for organisations but it is not without risk. These risks can have a major impact on you, your career and your organisation. And they can happen whether or not you are using social media.

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