NHS could save £81m a year though new tech designed to prevent strokes
More than 6,000 devices designed to prevent strokes are to be rolled out as part of a national campaign that could save the NHS £81 million a year.
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Government announces Life Sciences Sector Deal
The government has announced it is partnering up with the life sciences sector to ensure the UK is at the forefront of developing medical technologies.
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Remote heart failure monitoring tested in Buckinghamshire
A portal aggregating heart failure data for more than a hundred patients will be deployed in Buckinghamshire.
Heart patients get smart with phones
Heart patients at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are monitoring their health at home and sending daily readings to nurses via smartphone.
Helicon brings hearty service to GPs
University College London spin-out company Helicon Health has formed a partnership with self-monitoring specialist Inhealthcare to integrate its heart condition management and education software into GP clinical systems.
Nottingham reduces heart patient visits
A new clinic at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has helped to halve the number of hospital visits for many patients with heart valve disease.
New software is all heart
A new software-based prototype to help doctors identify the extent of heart disease in patients without recourse to invasive procedures is to be tested on 100 patients during a three-year trial.
World’s first virtual heart produced
HeartWorks virtual heart demo Three London-based cardio anaesthetists have developed the world’s first virtual heart, providing a breakthrough in the way cardiothoracic anaesthetists are trained. The virtual heart, known as HeartWorks, is a realistic computer generated model of the heart and an echocardiology simulator. By using it, medical students will be able to practice peri-operative […]
Critical Care data debuts on iPhone
On Monday Apple showcased a third party app that allows doctors to monitor patients’ vital signs remotely. The iPhone application allows real-time heart rate, temperature, blood pressure and other data to be transmitted from patient monitors to a doctors’ iPhone. The Critical Care application was demonstrated at Apple’s annual developers conference in San Francisco as […]
Bluetooth chosen as Continua standard
Continua Health Alliance has selected Bluetooth wireless technology as a key standard for its next set of design guidelines.