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eHealth

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.

eHealth

BBC Health

NHS Wales ‘outdated’ IT systems face shake-up

Computer services in the NHS in Wales are to get a shake-up, along with £50m funding to speed up changes, the health minister has announced.

Digital Health

Fitbit offers heart monitoring tool through new partnership with FibriCheck

Fitbit users can now check and share their heart and blood flow data with their doctor thanks to a new partnership with a heart monitoring app. Belgium based FibriCheck allows users to monitor heart rhythm abnormalities including atrial fibrillation.

Digital Health

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been promoted as a tool which could transform the way clinicians work in the NHS. However there is an awareness that the space between the promise and the reality is often large. Kim Thomas reports on the realities and myths surrounding AI in healthcare.

JMIR

Effects of E-Learning in a Continuing Education Context on Nursing Care

E-learning is rapidly growing as an alternative way of delivering education in nursing. This study systematically summarize the qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding the effects of e-learning on nursing care among nurses in a continuing education context.

King’s Fund

The Learning Network

This learning network is designed to improve and promote collaborative working between care homes and the housing, health and social care sectors.

National Health Executive

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FT launch new health innovation

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new innovation programme. Examples of projects it will be supporting include the UK’s largest study of wearable monitoring technology and the roll-out of the new Mum & Baby app.

NHS Digital

NHS England & NHS Improvement

Technology enables Deaf people to access NHS 111. Technology is enabling the Deaf community to access NHS 111 when they need medical help urgently. Using a computer and webcam, or the InterpreterNow app on a smartphone or tablet, Deaf people can make a video call to a British Sign Language interpreter. The interpreter then telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays the conversation.

Reform

Inclusive by default

As more public services are delivered digitally, there is an imperative to tackle the causes of digital exclusion. This report finds a lack of skills, motivation and the right infrastructure are some of the key factors that make digital exclusion more likely. In addition to providing alternative routes for those unable to access digital public services, it is essential that these barriers are overcome.

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AI will soon be used to tackle home­less­ness

StreetLink, a homelessness charity that enables members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with local services that can support them, has recently been looking into how machine learning could help improve the decision-making process that goes on in homelessness support. Very soon, AI could decide what to do when passersby report to StreetLink as they spot a person sleeping on the streets.

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