Your morning summary of digital health news, information and events to know about if you want to be “in the know”. 

👇 News 

📈 Digital healthcare provider, HealthHero has secured a place in the top 10 of the 2024 ORESA Growth Index report. With compound annual growth of 169.78 percent, it’s the only digital health company in the top 10. Medinet, a provider of additional elective care services took the 66th spot in the index, with Graphnet coming in at 91st. 

✔ The Patient Information Forum has published a position statement on the use of AI in the production of health information. It is designed to help health information providers understand the current AI landscape, outlining the potential benefits and risks of AI, as well as the case for AI use policies. 

🏃 The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme has been hailed a success by NHSE, after research published in The Obesity Journal found that the average weight loss over a 12-week period was 8.6lbs. It also notes the digital element of the service helped improve overall effectiveness by expanding its reach.

📱 UK gynaecological health company Daye has launched its new workplace app, Daye for Work. It provides an accessible and personalised service for women and assigned female at birth (AFAB) individuals. Through the app, staff can access Daye’s Menstrual Health Programme, which provides access to period pain support. 

🔐 Analysis of 50 leading digital health technologies and their reported Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) status has highlighted that one in five digital health technologies is yet to meet NHS security checks. The deadline for 2023/2024 DSPT submissions is the end of June 2024. According to Naq, who offers an automated compliance platform, 13 of the 50 technologies have yet to submit a DSP assessment with a further one failing to renew its 21/22 assessment. 

❓ Did you know that? 

A new report has uncovered our wellbeing is at an all-time low as people struggle with lifestyle challenges around sleep and physical activity.  

Well-Being Report: A benchmark for Canadian health, published today by global health and wellness virtual health platform, Dialogue Health Technologies, shows that nearly one in five people aren’t getting enough sleep and many people blame their work for negatively impacting their sleep – indicative of trends seen in the UK.  

In addition, 40% of women and 30% of men are still not meeting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, which helps reduce mental and chronic health conditions in addition to boosting sleep quality and productivity 

📖 What we’re reading 

Bola Owolabi: Tech firms can narrow healthcare inequalitiesTech companies must engage marginalised patients, embrace diversity as a business imperative, and could become powerful ‘anchor institutions’ within local communities, says NHS England’s Professor Bola Owolabi. She speaks with Matthew D’Arcy and calls for health tech sector action. 

🚨 This week’s events 

24-25 April, ExCeL London – Digital Healthcare Show