Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19
Speaking about the future of healthcare Matt Hancock told the audience better technology was needed for better healthcare.
Just 1 in 10 outpatient appointments conducted via video, RCP survey finds
The Royal College of Physicians found a low uptake in digital solutions in outpatient appointments, despite 70% of GPs agreeing video should be used.
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Royal College of Physicians recruiting for digital healthcare lead
The professional body is looking for iindividual who has experience of implementing new technologies or evaluating digital healthcare solutions.
NHS England medical director calls for trusts and CCGs to embrace Skype
Stephen Powis is calling for the NHS to use technology to help the outpatient system and says now is the time to ‘grasp the nettle’.
Digital Health partners with RCP’s Health Informatics Unit
Digital Health has partnered up with the Health Informatics Unit of the Royal College of Physicians to support the promotion of technology to improve the delivery of safe care, clinical leadership in technology initiatives and professionalisation of health informatics.
NHS England approves updated NEWS early warning score
NHS England will adopt the updated National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients, including those with sepsis.
E-discharge standards to GPs ‘poor’
Central NHS organisations are rebooting attempts to improve communication between emergency departments and GPs, with the ‘perpetual winter’ crisis now affecting the NHS spurring new efforts.
Tom’s digital health disruptors: mental health apps
In the second of his new columns, Digital Health News reporter Thomas Meek asks why mental health has seen as explosion of apps; and what needs to be done to get them into clinical and patient use.
Joe’s view: of records standards
On a visit to Rome, Joe McDonald realises that god-like authority can command compliance with standards. Unfortunately, the Professional Records Standards Body lacks this; which means it needs our help.
Standards for EPRs launched
A new set of standards for the content and structure of electronic patient records has been launched at the Royal College of Physicians.