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.


Digital Health

First wave of Digital Aspirants announced

Twenty-three trusts have been selected in the first wave of the newly announced Digital Aspirant programme, Digital Health News can exclusively reveal. The trusts will benefit from £28 million between them in the first year, NHSX confirmed.

Digital Health

TechUK president: Diversity in tech will underpin the future of the NHS

Speaking at London Olympia on 3 March, de Rojas said that under-representation of women and minority groups across healthcare risked unconscious bias being built into new technologies, which posed a greater risk as the health sector becomes more dependent on new technology to cope with increasing demands.

Digital Health

GPs urged to go digital to prevent spread of coronavirus

GP practices across the country have been advised to assess patients online or via telephone and video appointments to mitigate the potential spread of coronavirus.

Digital Health

Coronavirus spread has ‘kicked NHS forward in adopting digital solutions’

The rapid spread of coronavirus has given the NHS a “kick forward” in the need to accelerate technology and ensure staff are digitally prepared, a GP has said.

NHS Digital

NHS unveils package of measures to help people find trusted health information online

It has worked with Google to ensure it provides the public in the UK with easy access to NHS information about more than 250 of the most searched for health conditions on the NHS website, through new Knowledge Panels.

NHS England

COVID-19 fake news

The NHS has unveiled a package of measures in the battle against coronavirus fake news – working with Google, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – to help the public get easy access to accurate NHS information and avoid myths and misinformation.


Developing a plan for tech in health and care

NHSX is seeking views of its Tech Plan and how NHSX can best support the health and care system to deliver the NHS long-term plan and the Department of Health and Social Care’s technology policy (The Future of Healthcare), as well as the forthcoming NHS People Plan. People are invited to register to participate and share their views.


NICE publishes its first medtech briefing on artificial intelligence software

A piece of software used to assess CT images of people with suspected brain abnormalities is the first Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) published by NICE which includes the use of artificial intelligence (AI). The innovative software automates aspects of detecting brain abnormalities and assists in prioritising the most urgent cases.


World’s first artificial pancreas app now available to people with type 1 diabetes in UK

Researchers supported by NIHR have announced the commercial launch of the world's first licensed artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes. The app works with a glucose monitor and an insulin pump to automatically deliver insulin to people with the life-threatening condition. The app is the first artificial pancreas system to be licensed for use in pregnancy, or by young children.

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