This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas showcased a number of new technologies that could soon be hitting the market. Digital Health rounds up some of the most interesting pieces of health-related tech from the showroom floor.
Australia’s largest local health district is to use the e-observations platform from UK-based Patientrack to collect and analyse vital signs.
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has helped develop a vital signs app which alerts staff to a patient’s deterioration before it becomes life threatening.
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E-observations are now well established at many trusts, and a priority for those drawing up local digital roadmaps.
System C has bought mobile clinical specialist The Learning Clinic, best known for the VitalPAC vital signs recording software.
Two trusts in the North and Midlands of England have signed deals with Nervecentre to roll out electronic observations software, using grants from NHS England’s technology fund.
Electronic observations and mobile access projects are the big winners from the second round of NHS England’s Nursing Technology Fund, with 62 organisations splitting £35 million in funding.
More than a third of the £30m awarded in the first round of the Nursing Technology Fund is for observations projects, which trusts and suppliers are scrambling to get off the ground before April.
Seven NHS trusts have received £1m or more from the Nursing Technology Fund for mobile working, vital signs, and nursing observation projects.
Oxford scientists have developed and trialled contactless technology that uses a digital camera to monitor the vital signs of patients.