Smartphones are an essential part of the lives of most people worldwide yet for NHS staff, mobile working is not seen as a consistent feature. Jennifer Trueland reports on how and when that might change.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been promoted as a tool which could transform the way clinicians work in the NHS. However there is an awareness that the space between the promise and the reality is often large. Kim Thomas reports on the realities and myths surrounding AI in healthcare.
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Data sharing between primary and secondary care has long been a digital challenge for the NHS. But with Matt Hancock focusing his attention on resolving the problem and a new national programme underway, is a corner about to be turned? Maja Dragovic finds out.
Population health management is seen as a tool which could help the cash-strapped NHS. Jennifer Trueland reports that while uptake remains elusive, there are still green shoots of change emerging.
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Population health management is often touted as an important concept for the NHS, and key to ensuring its sustainability. But, as Owen Hughes reports, there will be barriers to overcome along the way – not least the challenges of linking previously disparate datasets.
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When looking at the promise of predictive analytics in healthcare – namely, the ability to identify a downturn in someone’s health and intervene before it becomes more serious – the focus has often been on physical healthcare. But, as Vivienne Raper reports, more and more organisations are exploring the role such data analysis could play in supporting those with mental ill health.
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As reports emerge about cancelled operations, “black alerts” and soaring hospital admissions, it is clear that NHS is struggling to cope with winter pressures. Can technology come to its rescue and drive the transformation to help ease those significant pressures? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
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With increasing emphasis being placed on community healthcare, efficient ways of working are imperative in order to meet the increasing demand. Using mobile technology is viewed as one way in which this can be achieved. Though progress has been made, there is still further to go. Maja Dragovic reports.
Digital’s ability to support greater partnership working in healthcare has been frequently touted. But, as Maja Dragovic reports, it’s also increasingly proving the means or motivator for initiatives which extend partnerships beyond health and into broader care.
Many believe that technology has a crucial role to play in reducing avoidable harm and bolstering safety in the NHS. And while digital solutions are being designed to improve care, they will be properly effective only if they are efficient and reliably implemented. Claire Read reports.