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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 Sciences

Our data-driven future in healthcare: people and partnerships at the heart of health related technologies

This report states that a radical culture change in the NHS, and across the health data and medical technology community, is needed to make sure that the NHS can deliver the benefits of new health technologies that use patient data for care, and to retain public trust.

Digital Health

Wales invests £3m to improve access to digital health services

The Welsh health secretary has announced a £3 million investment to help improve staff and patient access to technology. Vaughan Gething said the money would form part of the new, three-year Digital Inclusion and Health programme, which will help staff and patients engage with technology as well as access and manage their medical information online.

Good Things Foundation

Pilots help launch ‘how to' guides for digital inclusion

Evaluations of digital inclusion pathfinders have had successful outcomes, helping young people in Islington, London; as well as supporting social prescribing in Sheffield and access to breast screening in Stoke, through the use of digital tools. The evidence and insights gathered from these projects have helped to produce practical 'how to' guides.

National Health Executive

The digital health revolution

As digital health and artificial intelligence (AI) clinical lead at NHS England, Dr Indra Joshi is involved in several national initiatives designed to realise the full potential of digital health and technology in the NHS. Here, she explains the projects she is co-leading with national partners to ensure the health service takes full advantage of the digital health revolution.

NHS Digital

First patients test new NHS App

Patients at up to 30 GP practices across England are testing the new NHS App, which will be rolled out nationally in 2019. The new app provides simple and secure access to a range of healthcare services on a smartphone or tablet.

The information on the NHS website has been updated to make it easier to read so people can use it to better manage their health and care

The design has been improved for use on mobile devices to give people quick access to a range of services and practical health information. The website address remains the same, but the NHS Choices logo no longer appears on the website.

Empower the person: roadmap for digital health and care services

An updated roadmap for digital health and care services is now available, setting out plans for how the health and care system can support and empower people to stay healthy and independent for longer.

NIHR themed review

Help at Home - Use of assistive technology for older people

This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by the National Institute for Health Research and other government funders. This review focusses on research around the use of technology in the home, remote monitoring systems and designing better environments for older people.

Professional Record Standards Body

New document naming standard published

People can easily have hundreds of digital and paper documents in their health and care records and a standardised way of naming them is essential if they are to be easily found when needed, particularly in an emergency. The new document naming standard will ensure that records are properly named and indexed, so they can be retrieved in order to provide ongoing care.


Equipping nursing staff for the brave new digital health world

This week marks Scotland’s Digital Health and Social Care week – highlighting the digital health and social care landscape. Digital technology is already transforming the way nursing care is delivered. It's vitally important that all nursing staff are equipped to lead this change, writes Sian Kiely.

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