Apple’s play into the healthcare ecosystem could open up new models of healthcare delivery, the resemblance of which may not be million miles from today’s most popular digital services.
Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new service for Amazon’s Alexa which delivers NHS approved breastfeeding advice directly to new parents.
The founder of WeMa, a digital platform that links up patients with healthcare services, has labelled it ‘the Amazon for care’.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase are targeting affordable healthcare for US employees after announcing plans to launch an independent healthcare company.
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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has implemented Virtualstock’s The Edge for Health, which aims to bring Amazon-like simplicity to the NHS’s supply chain.
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US health software giant Cerner is thought to be on the verge of announcing a major new cloud deal with Amazon Web Services next week.
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This month’s round-up from the world of healthcare apps and disruptive technologies includes a personalised treatment app for people with diabetes.
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This week’s health IT news in brief covers new senior appointments at two suppliers, a milestone for Yorkshire and Humber’s genomic medicine centre, and success for a cable management device.
Neil Paul wonders if his surgery needs an Amazon locker-style service for late-running patients, or a better electronic prescription service. A locker, says his head receptionist.
Neil Paul values user review sites; as long as he knows something about the people doing the reviewing. The NHS’ online feedback sites need to adopt some of the same thinking, he suggests.