Industry news in brief
The latest Digital Health news industry round-up includes an award for Mendelian to develop its AI solutions and a pilot for a prehabilitation programme.
New breast cancer screening units to be directed to areas most at need
The government has pledged to invest in 29 new NHS breast cancer screening units, along with various upgrades, to be directed to areas most in need.
AI could lead to ‘overdiagnosis’ of breast cancer, tech body warns
The technology is often seen as “like magic” in healthcare but there is little scientific evidence to support its use in screening in breast cancer.
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Study to look into how AI could reduce breast cancer diagnosis time
Google Health and Northwestern Medicine are to explore whether artificial intelligence could prioritise reviews of mammograms higher risk of breast cancer.
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New DeepMind AI ‘spots breast cancer better than clinicians’
Google DeepMind along with a number of partners have developed an AI model which can spot cancer in breast screening mammograms.
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Outdated cancer IT systems ‘jeopardising patient care’
Responding to Sir Mike Richards’ review into national screening programmes charities called for recommendations to be put in place “as soon as possible”.
Screening IT systems ‘unsafe’ and require ‘urgent’ upgrades, review finds
Current IT systems “cannot support the safe running of screening programmes”, Professor Sir Mike Richards found in his review of screening programmes.
IT needs ‘radical upgrade’ to improve cancer screening, interim report finds
Professor Sir Mike Richards said new IT systems were “urgent priority” and booking an appointment needs to be as “simple as booking a plane ticket online”.
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Outdated NHS cancer screening IT systems ‘woefully inadequate’
A report by the Public Accounts Committee also found the failing IT systems played a “fundamental role” in missed screening appointments.
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Charities call for quicker access to technology in NHS screening review
Responding to the review charities have called for greater investment in IT systems to improve dwindling attendance numbers and a focus on AI.
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