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.


BBC News

Wearable to spot Alzheimer's being developed

An ambitious project to develop a wearable device to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease has been launched. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (Edon) is being spearheaded by charity Alzheimer's Research UK. It will initially analyse data from continuing studies into the disease, using artificial intelligence.

Digital Health

Case study. Delivering Digital Transformation for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The development of a new hospital site - with, very intentionally, no room for storage of paper records - gave Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust a clear and pressing need to go digital. (Free registration).

Digital Health

Special Report: Cybersecurity

Despite cybersecurity mainly keeping out of the headlines in recent times, the importance of data security still remains. Claire Read explores why continuing investment in cybersecurity is crucial and the impact it has on the NHS.

Digital Health

Skin cancer apps

Smartphone apps designed to detect the risk of skin cancer are poorly regulated and “frequently cannot be relied upon to produce accurate results”, according to a new analysis.

Evening Standard

Doctors using AI to predict heart attack risk more accurately

A trial at Bart’s Heart Centre, in Smithfield, and the Royal Free Hospital, in Hampstead, found that poor blood flow was a “strong predictor” of heart attack, stroke and heart failure.


Regulating AI in health and care

This Government blog looks at the potential for artificial intelligent technology to transform health care, and the importance of ensuring regulations are set to protect patient safety and privacy. But, doing AI right means putting a set of rules around it that will make sure it is done safely.

Health Foundation

Data analytics for better health

The Health Foundation will begin exploring the impact of data analytics and technology on health and care in the UK. The independent charity has launched its Data Analytics for Better Health strategy, which aims to tackle real-world problems that affect people’s health and develop a greater understanding of the role that technology and data plays in daily life.

Health Education England

AI for health care: equipping the workforce for digital transformation

Health Education England has worked with the University of Manchester to develop a free online course that aims to explore the benefits and challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare through real-world case studies in areas such as radiology and pathology.

NHS Wales Informatics Service

Digital supports bowel cancer screening

Software developed and supported by the NHS Wales Informatics Service is supporting the Public Health Wales bowel screening programme, which has launched a new campaign with Bowel Cancer UK to encourage more eligible people to take the test.

NHS Wales Informatics Service

GPs welcome digital test results

The use of electronic test requesting in GP practices is growing, with more practices taking the system on board over the last year.

NICE recommends wireless device for overactive bladder


NICE has recommended a rechargeable wireless device to be fitted to patients with an overactive bladder. The technology simulates the sacral nerve with an electric current via an electrode (thin wire) and is inserted under the skin in the upper buttock.

Public Health Wales

Transfer of All Wales Perinatal Survey database to Public Health Wales

The information held on the database included details about the mother, father and baby. For the mother, this included: name, address, date of birth, marital status, ethnicity, employment status and medical history. The father’s information included surname and employment status. For the baby, this included: name, date of birth, date of death, and medical information concerning their birth and death.

United Nations Development Programme

The promises and perils of digital health

“The potential for technology to transform health care is tremendous, especially for poor, hard-to-reach, and marginalized communities. But advances in digital health can bring privacy and data security challenges that threaten human rights and exacerbate inequalities.”

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