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AI to improve stroke care at Barking, Havering and Redbridge

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is improving its response to stroke care with the launch of new software which uses artificial intelligence.  The Brainomix software acts as a second opinion by analysing CT images of the brain and blood vessels, and automatically highlighting blocked blood vessels to indicate possible areas of damage. …

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TPP joins Allocate’s ‘Connect Programme’ to help promote interoperability

Allocate Software has announced TPP is the latest partner to join its ‘connect programme’ which aims to help create more connected and interoperable care. The joint venture will allow the integration of TPP’s SystmOne electronic health record data with Allocate’s HealthRoster and eCommunity systems enabling patient record data to be automatically uploaded into the Allocate …

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Google Health VP talks combing consumer tech with clinical needs

Combining consumer technology and clinical needs will make health information “universally accessible”, the vice president of Google Health has said. Speaking at the NHS Confed Conference on 16 June, Dr David Feinberg, spoke of the global tech giant’s plans to combine its expertise in consumer technology to “close the gap” between consumers and healthcare professionals. …

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Chief nurse pledges £52m for online maternity records

England’s chief nurse has announced £52million to fast track the provision of online maternity records which will be overseen by the first national digital midwife. Speaking today at the NHS Confed Conference, Ruth May said “bulky paper records would soon be banished” in a bid to give expectant parents access to medical information through their …

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Patient care improved through e-recording of vital signs at Aneurin Bevan

Seven hospital sites from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have gone live with electronic observations in a bid to improve patient care. System C’s CareFlow e-observation system was fast-tracked from its pilot as a result of the Covid pandemic – its use meant that important clinical information was available to doctors and nurses without …

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Government pledges £36m boost for diagnostics under national AI Lab

The government has pledged £36million for artificial intelligence projects to help “revolutionise” care and diagnostics in the NHS. Some 38 artificial intelligence (AI) projects are set to benefit from the funding as part of the NHS AI Lab’s £140million AI in health and care award. The new technology includes a tool to help doctors and …

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Dedalus Group named as a CCIO Network sponsor

Healthcare software company Dedalus Group have become a sponsor of the Digital Health CCIO Network. The Digital Health Networks is the biggest independent community of NHS IT leaders and includes the CCIO, CIO and CNIO Networks. The more than 6,000 members help accelerate the adoption and effective use of digital technologies across health and care …

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G7 called on to support ‘systematic’ approach to global data sharing

A more “systematic” approach to data collection and sharing is needed to better prepare for future pandemics, according to a report from the G7 summit. Better use of data to support clinical trials, underpin global disease surveillance, and to support accelerated deployment of diagnostics and vaccines were key points to come out of this weekend’s …

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Barking, Havering and Redbridge University switch to electronic referral

Improvements in care and efficiency were reported by staff at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust after it went live with a care co-ordination and electronic referral component. The trust adopted a phased approach when it came to implementing System C’s CareFlow care coordination app, which is part of its CareFlow EPR, initially rolling …

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NHS Digital launches its Terminology Server to help boost data sharing

A solution which has been designed to allow healthcare IT systems to speak the same language is now live. NHS Digital’s Terminology Server, which is FHIR conformant, transforms the way in which data is captured, shared and analysed across the health and care system. At the heart of the solution is the ability to translate items into …

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