NIHR awards £4m to development of virtual reality treatments from NHS
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £4 million to the development of virtual reality (VR) treatments from the NHS.
Phased roll out of SNOMED CT in general practice due to commence in April
The implementation of SNOMED CT in general practice is due to commence from April 2018 with a phased roll-out approach, NHS Digital has said.
Isoshealth hopes to simplify health practitioners access
A digital platform which links up dietitians, physiotherapists and psychologists from the private sector is looking to simplify health practitioner access.
University of Salford academic wins international award for services to nursing informatics
University of Salford lecturer Dr Nick Hardiker has won the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award for his contribution to nursing informatics.
Consultant Connect hopes to ease winter pressures on A&E departments
A platform which gives GPs the ability to immediately speak to a local specialist is hoping to help ease winter pressures on A&E departments.
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Macmillan Cancer Support launches own digital nurse to combat ‘fake news’
Macmillian Cancer Support has appointed a digital nurse to help combat ‘fake news’ online after it feared patients turned to Google to help them diagnose themselves.
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UK digital health centre opens in China
A digital health demonstration centre for UK companies has opened in China as part of efforts to promote the British healthcare sector overseas
US and UK take forward health IT MoU
The US and UK are working together on harmonising quality indicators, releasing and using health data, the Blue Button initiative, and the interoperability of electronic patient record systems, under their memorandum of understanding on healthcare IT.
O2 Health launches Wii fit-style trials
NHS East Berkshire is to trial technology to allow patients to carry out rehabilitation exercises at home without needing to see a physiotherapist, as part of the launch of O2 Health. The technology will allow patients to return home and carry out pre-determined rehabilitation programmes shown on a TV screen and have their progress monitored […]
ISoft acquires UltraGenda for £9m
ISoft, one of the key software providers for England’s National Programme for IT in the NHS, has acquired the Belgium-based health IT company UltraGenda BV for £9.3m (€10.6m). ISoft said the deal would provide it with enterprise-wide multi-resource scheduling software to enable organisations to schedule and manage appointments and resources. The software, which is used in […]