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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.


Department of Health and Social Care

NHSX: digital experts will be part of cancer and mental health teams

Digital and data specialists from NHSX will team up with NHS England’s cancer and mental health national policy teams to help clinicians and policymakers improve patient experience through technology. If this is successful it will be rolled out more widely across the NHS.

Digital Health

Liverpool technology hub given further £1.48m to explore 5G

Liverpool-based 5G technology hub has received a further £1.48million to explore how the mobile network can improve health and social care. Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care already has a number of projects in place following a £3.5million grant last year, including a loneliness gaming and quiz app which connects people with learning disabilities.

Innovate UK

£9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies

Patients to benefit from AI, machine learning and hand-held devices as newly-funded digital projects by pioneering companies point to future of healthcare. Innovative digital technology projects to address key challenges in health care have received a £9m funding boost through the government’s Digital Health Technology Catalyst.

Lincolnshire Live

NHS video consultation system set to be rolled out across Lincolnshire

Video consultations are soon to be introduced across Lincolnshire, enabling people to access health care advice remotely though the Q doctor platform. Face-to-face appointments will still be provided for people who need to see a health care professional in person or for those who cannot access the technology.

MedTech Innovation News

NHS diabetes team partners VR medical training

The NHS England diabetes team has partnered with virtual reality medical training company Oxford Medical Simulation to train doctors in a bid to improve care for patients with diabetes in the real world.

Changing the relationship between disability and technology

A new research project entitled Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures is being led by the University of Leeds. This project will bring together experts from the arts and humanities, design, engineering and robotics with the aim of increasing understanding of how disability is currently represented, and ways in which technology can enhance lives in the future.


Patients Use Digital Health Apps as Suicide Crisis Hotlines

Run by sophisticated AI technology, the Ada app features a personalized interactive chat. The app asks simple, relevant questions and compares the answers to thousands of similar cases to help the user or patient find possible explanations for the symptoms experienced. The app claims to support clinical decision-making and enables patients and health care providers to deliver quality, more effective medical care.

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