A research partnership has been given £250,000 to create a GP avatar that can help with minor ailments and alleviate pressures on GP practices.
Five apps will help launch NHS’s new digital tool library, including the private video consultation on-demand service Babylon Health.
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An a chatbot app will field less serious health complaints from 1.2 million NHS patients in North Central London as part of a NHS 111 pilot.
People and policies came and went at the top of healthcare IT, but some trusts pushed on with major projects and news emerged of tech developments that might shape the years ahead. Lyn Whitfield reviews 2016.
Another mobile-based digital health service app, Babylon Health, has passed regulatory muster.
GP video subscription apps will come under increased regulatory scrutiny next years, as the number of companies offering remote consultation continues to grow.
Digital Health reporter Laura Stevens takes a look at online and video consultations with GPs, and asks whether these will remain private services, or find a role within the NHS.
Babylon Health says it has launched the first AI capable of triaging patients; although the company acknowledges that it doesn’t always agree with clinicians.
Apps developed in the UK are transforming healthcare in developing countries; and sometimes their ideas are coming back the other way, leapfrogging old infrastructures in the process. Kim Thomas reports.
Kim Thomas talks to Ali Parsa, the former chief executive of Circle, and leader of Babylon Health; a company with big plans to disrupt healthcare by offering services over and app and by automating them using AI.