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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.


BBC Health

AI help to spot heart problems

A new way of identifying a common condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly may have been discovered by artificial intelligence.

Care Quality Commission

Driving improvement through technology

Technology in health and care services is growing in importance. Digitally enabled care can offer significant benefits both to people who use services and those who run and deliver them. These case studies illustrate some of the developments in use and testing.

Digital Health

Five million volunteers to have DNA analysed in new genomics projects

Millions of NHS patients will have their genetic information analysed and used for research into predictive medicine. As part of the Accelerating Detection of Disease (ADD) programme, anonymised data from up to five million volunteers will be used to develop personalised treatments and diagnostic tools using artificial intelligence (AI).

Digital Health

NHS commissions mental health support app for Londoners

NHS-approved online mental wellbeing service Good Thinking has partnered with My Possible Self to provide Londoners with free tools for tackling stress, anxiety and depression. My Possible Self is a smartphone app that offers techniques for helping reduce stress and anxiety.

Digital Social Care

Digital Social Care is working in partnership with NHS Digital to support the digital journey of social care providers

It is a dedicated space to provide advice and support to the sector on technology and data protection.

Health Service Journal

‘Couch to 5k’ among 10 apps pulled from NHS app library

Couch to 5k is among 10 apps which have been removed from the NHS’ digital library after failing to go through data protection checks. The apps were pulled from the NHS Apps Library after they failed to provide information for a new general data protection regulation assessment.

Health Foundation

Not just about the numbers: the power of data to drive change

Last week the Improvement Analytics Unit (IAU), a joint initiative between the Health Foundation and NHS England, launched its latest report – Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for? – highlighting the results of a national analysis of emergency hospital use among care home residents.

McKinsey & Company

Promoting an overdue digital transformation in health care

This briefing paper from McKinsey and Company is a succinct summary of current state of technology in healthcare across 30 countries.

NHS Digital

Digital inclusion for health and social care

The NHS, and the wider health and care system, is committed to delivering information and services digitally wherever appropriate. This guide will help healthcare providers, commissioners, and designers ensure that services delivered digitally are as inclusive as possible, meeting the needs of all sections of the population.

Professional Record Standards Body

New core information standard

The PRSB is spearheading a collaboration with local health and care record programmes to drive adoption of the new standard for shared care records. This will support sharing vital information about a person between health and care systems so care is safer, timely and more effective.

NHS Wales Informatics Service

The future is mobile for the Welsh Clinical Portal

The Welsh Clinical Portal app is an innovative development from the NHS Wales Informatics Service to help the medical workforce go about their daily tasks more effectively.

NHS Wales informatics service

Celebrating a digital workforce partnership

The work of the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) to develop a digital workforce in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has been celebrated by the UK National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB).

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