HTN Newsletter July

We released a sneak preview of the agenda for HTN Digital Week, an innovative week to celebrate, share and showcase your work across healthcare technology. We are really pleased with how the agenda is taking shape and remember HTN Digital Week is a week of online events, webinars and content. Register for your ticket before it is too late.

Here we highlight some of the news we featured this month:

My Possible Self, the new mental health app, will join the NHS Apps Library after successfully demonstrating that it meets NHS technical, clinical and safety standards.

Anonymised patient data from the records of 1,500 GP practices using EMIS Web has enabled a major new study for the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) into the risks and benefits of modern anticoagulant drugs.

Since the launch of the Apps Library, NHS Digital has worked with more than 350 developers to to reach 70 news apps in the Library.

Nuance Communications has announced that Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has deployed Dragon Medical Network Edition to relieve clinicians’ growing administrative burden and support the mobility of its healthcare workforce out and about in the community.

In a Scottish first, specialists at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital have implanted a new device which remotely monitors heart failure patients as part of the COAST clinical trial.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is set for productivity improvements and cost savings through the adoption of mobile working solutions provided by Totalmobile within its community nursing team.

SBRI Healthcare, the NHS England funded initiative championed by the AHSN Network has announced five companies will receive funding to develop novel technologies with potential to help complete surgical procedures more effectively and with higher efficiency.

Orion health will deliver a Patient Portal with an initial focus on people living with dementia across Northern Ireland.

South Worcestershire, Redditch and Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest CCGs are rolling out advanced cloud-based VOIP telephone services across the region’s GP surgeries.

British software and services provider Advanced has acquired Docman, the market-leading electronic document management, workflow and information sharing platform provider to primary and secondary care services.

The new NHS app will be available to all patients for free by December 2018 to provide safe and secure access to their GP record.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust has finalised a five-year contract with Cambio Healthcare Systems for a patient flow management system in a move to improve hospital efficiency and care quality.

NHS trusts across England have experienced over 1,300 hours’ worth of downtime over the last three years, according to new figures revealed by enterprise mobility and IT specialist Intercity Technology.

Mind Mate and Leeds CCG are to launch a Snapchat campaign where six ambassadors will have been turned into digital caricatures of themselves and will feature on filters within the popular Snapchat photo messaging app.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recruited the first robotic patient into an international clinical trial. The trial aims to improve the outcomes of patients having minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer.

Alerts and encounters from Dorset County Hospital (DCH) have this week been added to the Dorset Care Record (DCR). It will mean that additional data from DCH including inpatients, outpatients, Emergency Department encounters and alerts are now registered on the DCR.

PwC has announced their investment in the health technology business that has developed Perfect Ward, an online inspection tool aimed at improving quality in healthcare organisations and systems.

King’s College Hospital has become the first centre in Europe to implant a new generation brain stimulation device that uses scheduled programming to suppress the frequency and severity of epileptic seizures.

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has revealed that NHS hospital trusts own over 8,000 fax machines.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has chosen to adopt Insource’s configurable Patient Pathway Plus application to help the trust to proactively manage and accurately report its elective care and Referral-to-Treatment patient pathways.

Researchers from King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ have developed an app called QUiPP that could help predict if a woman is going to give birth prematurely.

A University of Portsmouth researcher has designed an app to help women with postnatal depression stay on track with their treatment and access support from friends and family.

Doctor on demand service ZoomDoc has extended its offering to cover mental health care through a new partnership with Dr. Julian, the mental health care app.

Thomas Cook team up with Now Healthcare to support holidaymakers who fall ill in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, can now utilise mobile consultations with UK-based GPs through the ‘Now GP’ app.

Digital Surgery has announced it has developed and demonstrated the world’s first real-time, dynamic artificial intelligence system designed for the operating room.

Dr Karen Kirkham, who runs a practice in Dorset and specialises in women’s health, will work with the wider GP community to spread tried and tested innovation and transformation techniques across the country.

The UK Health Show returns for two days on 25-26 September as it grows into its new home of ExCeL London for 2018.