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

👇 News 

✅ The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended breast cancer tools be made more widely available in the UK. NICE says that tumour profiling tests provided by Endopredict, Oncotype DX or Prosigna could prevent certain patient cohorts from unnecessarily undergoing chemotherapy.

🏥 Spectral AI, an AI company focused on medical diagnostics in wound care, is close to its first commercial revenues, according to its first-quarter results update. The company is rolling out its DeepView system for burns in the UK in the second half of 2024, to enhance patient care and raise familiarity with the device amongst clinicians.

👩‍⚕️ SleepCogni has received more than £340,000 from Innovate UK to fund a project with Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to tackle insomnia in children. The project will test the SleepCogni device in a user experience trial with paediatric patients. It aims to optimise the device to meet the specific needs of children, as well as introduce AI algorithms to enhance the therapy’s personalisation and engagement.

🤝 Vivalink is to provide its Multi-Vital ECG wearable technology and data services to the Rett Syndrome Research Trust’s new VIBRANT study. VIBRANT will study up to 35 patients to validate digital solutions for monitoring autonomic dysfunction and support the clinical development of potential therapeutics.

💰 Samsung Medison plans to acquire Paris-based startup Sonio, which makes AI-powered software for ultrasound workflows. Sonio Detect helps with the evaluation and documentation of ultrasounds by using deep learning algorithms to improve image quality in real-time. Samsun Medison is the medical device unit of Samsung Electronics and the deal is worth around $92.7 million.

Did you know that? 

Only 28% of UK adults are confident in AI or technology companies’ ability to protect their health information, research from human insights firm UserTesting has found.

📖 What we’re reading 

The Health Foundation: How would clinicians use time freed up by technology?  – This analysis explores how freed-up time might be used, drawing on a survey of clinical staff, expert reviews and a rapid evidence review.

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