An academic paper says “inexcusable” mistakes were made in the controversial deal between Google DeepMind Health and Royal Free to use patient data. Unsurprisingly, the AI company and NHS trust both disagree.
A major technology partner for England’s 100k Genome project says the sequencing a genome could soon cost less than US$100.
Reporting from the HIMSS 2017 conference in Orlando, Jon Hoeksma listens to Ginni Rometti, the CEO of IBM, calling to health IT leaders to embrace AI.
Digital Health News reporter Laura Stevens explores how the brave new world of artificial intelligence is now being applied to healthcare, the huge potential opportunities and the new ethical and privacy challenges it raises
Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind has launched a new division to work with NHS clinicians on developing technology to improve patient care.
A Glasgow junior doctor has developed a free antibiotic guidelines app for GPs.
The NHS is being urged to deploy technology in the battle against antibiotic resistance, following the chief medical officer’s warning of an “apocalyptic antibiotic scenario.”
NHS Isle of Wight says it has cut its prescribing costs to more than 9% below the national average through the use of the ScriptSwitch prescribing advice tool. ScriptSwitch was installed in all the practices on the island in 2007. The primary care trust estimates annual prescribing spend is now £3m-£5m lower than if no action […]
The chief medical officer’s annual report has highlighted the need for surgeons to be trained using simulation techniques. The report, published by Professor Sir Liam Donaldson yesterday, devotes a chapter to simulation and says that surgeons trained using simulation methods make fewer errors and carry out technically more exact procedures. However, it says that although […]
Clinical decision support can help to reduce the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care, according to a US study. Over-prescription of antibiotics – often for viral respiratory tract infections – fosters the spread of resistant organisms such as MRSA. The researchers, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, say they were prompted to […]