084 numbers under review
NHS England is reviewing the use of 0844 telephone numbers by GP practices, saying patients should not be paying more than the cost of a local call.
Two new surgeries get 084 numbers
Two GP surgeries have recently introduced 084 telephone numbers despite a decision by the Department of Health to ban the use of premium rate numbers in the NHS.
Mayo Clinic to develop mobile phone apps
The internationally renowned Mayo Clinic has announced plans to jointly develop and sell mobile phone health applications.
Tech vital to medication adherence
Information technology has a vital role to lay in cutting medication-related errors and improving medication adherence among older people, suggests a recent report. The report says that of the 3 billion medication prescriptions issued each year in the US, 12% are never picked up by the patient and 40% are not taken correctly. Published by […]
Digital pen for diabetes care in Germany
Stuttgart’s Bethesda Hospital has introduced a mobile glucose monitoring system that combines digital pen and paper a wireless glucose monitor with wireless Bluetooth technology. The new mobile technology is helping patients with acute diabetes manage their illness more effectively so that long-term complications associated with the illness can be treated earlier. A new telemedicine solution called […]
Over to EU
Mike Palmer talks to Lyn Whitfield about the role of ‘Europe’ in promoting e-health.
Telefónica pilots video phone signing
Telefónica Innovation and Design has piloted a solution that allows deaf people across Granada and Andalusia to communicate with friends, family and public services using a video phone.
DH bans use of premium rate phone number
The Department of Health has announced that the use of premium rate phone numbers in the NHS is to be banned.
Spanish develop RFID alert system
A team of Spanish researchers has developed a system that reminds elderly people and those with special needs when they forget everyday tasks, such as picking up their keys or taking medication.
Mobile phone microscope developed
American researchers have developed a fluorescence microscope that can be attached to a mobile phone that can take and analyse detailed images to help diagnose diseases such as tuberculosis.