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Patients to trial at-home health checks to ease NHS pressure 

Patients to trial at-home health checks to ease NHS pressure 

Cornwall will be the first area in England to trial NHS Digital Health Check as part of plans to digitise face-to-face health checks.  The digital...
Is self-driven healthcare the future? 

Is self-driven healthcare the future? 

New research shows that self-driven healthcare can improve health outcomes and reduce costs, helping promote a sustainable future.   Self-driven healthcare is an umbrella term introduced...
Fitness levels can be accurately predicted using wearable devices

Fitness levels can be accurately predicted using wearable devices

 University of Cambridge researchers have developed a method of measuring fitness levels on wearable devices, without the need of exercising.  Normally, tests to accurately measure...
Research grant to improve the Baby Check app for spotting sickness 

Research grant to improve the Baby Check app for spotting sickness 

A smartphone app called Baby Check app aims to identify seriously ill babies and will be upgraded to provide improved support to parents and...
The problem with giving patients access to their medical records 

The problem with giving patients access to their medical records 

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) analyses the consequences of giving patients online access to their GP medical records.   In the UK,...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 23

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 23

Welcome to Health Europa Quarterly Issue 23, which features fascinating expert insights in the fields of infection control, future pandemic preparedness, antimicrobial resistance, women’s health,...
myPOCacademy – a point-of-care testing medical education platform

myPOCacademy – a centralised point-of-care testing medical education platform

myPOCacademy is a medical education platform for healthcare professionals (HCPs). myPOCacademy is an independent and scientifically validated content to help HCPs stay up to date...
Can a smartwatch accurate enough to detect atrial fibrillation?

Can a smartwatch accurately detect atrial fibrillation?

Investigators report on whether a smartwatch can detect atrial fibrillation using electrocardiogram (ECG) technology accurately. Extended cardiac monitoring in patients using implantable cardiovascular electronic devices...
Therapeutic games can improve working memory in older adults

Therapeutic games can improve working memory in older adults

A new study by the University of Birmingham has discovered that older adults could improve working memory by playing online therapeutic games. Working memory is...
Does the telemental health approach work for everyone?

Does the telemental health approach work for everyone?

Researchers from Kings College London and University College London (UCL) investigate telemental health approaches and their effectiveness. Telemental health is a combination of mental health...
Empowering people across integrated care systems through digital technology

Empowering people across integrated care systems through digital technology

The Digital Healthcare Council outlines why we need to empower people with digital technology that makes a difference to patients. In the UK, there is...
Evaluating telemedicine for administering safe medical abortions 

Evaluating telemedicine for administering safe medical abortions 

A new study is the first to evaluate how telemedicine can help vulnerable women access safe medical abortions.  The World Health Organization (WHO) states that...

Digital mental health treatment needed to ‘Build Back Better and Fairer’

Kate Newhouse, COO of digital mental health care provider, Kooth discusses the need to diversify mental health treatment and support to improve the delivery...

 Is a smartphone ECG device the future of healthcare?

In the new draft guidance, NICE has recommended KardiaMobile 6L, a smartphone ECG device for people taking antipsychotic medication. People taking antipsychotic medication often require...
Scaling up at-home and remote digital care

Scaling up at-home and remote digital care

Dr Vishal Shah, GP and Chief Medical Officer at digital health company, Thriva draws on the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities...
89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

Researchers caution that the rise of telehealth consultation could increase inequalities in access for vulnerable people. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift in everyday life,...
Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Linköping University has designed a digital support tool to help individuals reduce their alcohol consumption. A new study by researchers at Linköping University has found...
Are drones the future of delivering COVID-19 tests?

Are drones the future of delivering COVID-19 tests?

Researchers analysed whether drone delivery is an efficient method of delivering COVID-19 tests to limit contact between the public. Texas A&M University School of Public...
Digitalising hip and knee replacement surgery questionnaires

Digitalising hip and knee replacement surgery questionnaires

New research finds that moving patient questionnaires about hip and knee replacements to a digital system could save hours of data collection time. New research...
16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS app

16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS app

New figures from NHS Digital confirm that 16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS App last year. The NHS App has recorded over...

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