HTN Newsletter September

In September we were delighted to announce the HTN Awards 2018 Shortlist! After an overwhelming number of entries our judges whittled them down to a select few.

Thank you to everyone who entered and we hope you enjoy reading a summary page of entries that made the shortlist here.

We also published our latest feature on paper free at the point of care with insight and views from around the industry and we continued our HTN 100 Challenge! Can you write about your tech project in 100 words? Give it a try and email us to

Here we highlight some of the news we covered:

Five NHS digital health accelerators launched across England, as part of the largest push yet to rapidly increase the speed of digital health products take up in the NHS.

Now Healthcare Group plans to offer its technology as a free trial, launching with five groups of NHS practices in the next two months.
We covered in interesting piece focused on setting care transfers on FHIR and another where NHS England is calling on the best innovators from across the world to apply to join two schemes that aim to ensure NHS patients benefit from new technology faster.
Campus London, Google’s centre for supporting the UK’s startup community, has announced the launch of its dedicated “Tech for Good” residency. The four-month growth-stage programme will see Campus London house and support six promising startups from the tech-for-good sphere.
Zoomdoc, the GP on demand service, has announced it will be appointing former Bupa Chief Information Officer, Garry Fingland, as Chairman. Fingland brings deep expertise in leading digital and technology transformation on a global basis, most recently at Bupa and previously at Diageo and Serco.
Secretary of State Matt Hancock has set out plans to give 3.1 million health and care staff in England a voice in the day-to-day creation of policy.
The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria, working with its partners at Connected Health Cities, have agreed to fund a regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the next two years.
The Co-op has announced the acquisition of Dimec, a healthcare technology start-up, which has developed a unique digital solution that enables patients and their GPs to interact and better manage their prescription needs.
Ingenica Solutions has announced that it has successfully raised £4 million in Series A Funding following an over-subscribed investment round and Oxford VR, a spinout company from the University of Oxford, has raised £3.2m with investors including Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford, Force Over Mass, RT Capital and GT Healthcare Capital Partners.
NHS Digital’s has appointed Robert Coles as Chief Information Security Officer and he will start with the organisation on 1 October 2018.
The British Standards Institute (BSI) has accredited Oxehealth’s vital signs measurement software as a Class IIa medical device in Europe.
A new standard has been published to support the introduction of digital maternity records that will ensure that record information is consistent and can be shared more easily across healthcare services in England in the future.
Orion Health has secured a place on a framework contract that will give health and care organisations easier access to the technology they need to deliver the NHS reform agenda, drawing on best practice from around the world.Babylon is set to invest $100 million to double its London team to 1,000+
GOSH has implemented Elsevier’s Clinical Pathways solution, Arezzo, in its Endocrinology and Metabolic unit to reduce the time doctors and nurses spend on paper-based administrative tasks.
In our latest interview series, we spoke with Rob Brougham, UK MD of Ieso Digital Health. Ieso is a provider of digitally-enabled mental health care and delivers evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy online (CBT) to patients suffering from depression, anxiety and other common mental health conditions.
A new code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies will allow NHS patients to benefit from the latest innovations.
Canon Medical Research Europe has been awarded £140,000 to develop a prototype that combines Artificial Intelligence and medical imaging technology to improve assessment for one of the most difficult cancers to manage, Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM).
In new recommendations for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to support doctors, the RCP has called on the medical profession to embrace the technology, but to make sure that it works for patients
NHS Digital has announced a total of 150 acute hospital trusts and 7,110 GP practices have made the move to sending and receiving all first outpatient appointments through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) and managed to beat the 1 October deadline to fully move to e-RS.
CMR Surgical has unveiled its surgical robotic system, designed to meet the complex requirements of minimal access surgery, Versius has been created and built by the CMR Surgical team in Cambridge.
A UK charity has introduced the first dedicated digital health-screening template for homeless people – enabling hospitals to better care for the estimated 4,700 people sleeping rough on UK streets.
The Connecting Care Interoperability Programme has gone live with its first Care Connect FHIR API so staff working with homeless and vulnerable people can see if they have a prescription for Opioid Substitution Therapy drugs.
Cerner has joined NHS England’s new Health Systems Support Framework to support Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.
NHS Digital has announced new funding will demonstrate how predictive analytics and digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.
InterSystems has announced that the InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system has added a mobile, touchscreen-enabled user interface.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has deployed CommonTime’s smartphone based Intelligent Paging app to replace 130 pager devices in use by staff across the organisation.
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has hailed a project to improve the accuracy of its outpatient data a success after reporting a near 30% increase in Trust income for outpatient procedures over the last three years.
Imprivata®  has announced that Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has deployed Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On, Imprivata Medical Device Access and Imprivata Authentication Management® platform to deliver real-time patient data to inform clinical decisions and streamline system access without weakening secure practices.
A new research report from CommonTime has discovered the majority of NHS acute trusts have no policy to discourage consumer instant messaging tools.