HTN Newsletter: October

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In our latest Newsletter here we cover the news we brought you in October:

We released a feature sponsored by Graphnet on sharing records. In the feature we heard from industry experts on how they are progressing with sharing records across their local health economy or STP and what they have learned, achieved and what advice they have to share.

Recent research from Egton has highlighted the current state of mobile working and technology following a survey conducted with 1,003 UK GPs in August 2018.

Northwick Park Hospital is the first in the country to pilot a new app in its emergency department or staff to hail a porter on their mobile phone.

SBRI Healthcare has awarded a total of £3.8m in funding to four innovative technology companies that are in the process of developing cutting edge cancer diagnostic tools.

Thousands of people with Parkinson’s will be able to better manage their symptoms thanks to a apps and devices library launched by Parkinson’s UK and Our Mobile Health.

The online portal, DrDoctor, is set to save the NHS tens of millions of pounds by reducing the number of missed appointments as well as making it easier and more convenient for patients to make and manage bookings.Thousands of people with Parkinson’s will be able to better manage their symptoms thanks to a apps and devices library

One of Britain’s largest Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) has awarded a contract to Doctorlink, an intelligent digital health platform, following a competitive tender process involving 12 different suppliers.

Miiskin skin checking app has become the first app to receive independent dermatological accreditation from the Skin Health Alliance.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has selected the Cognito cyberattack detection and threat hunting platform from Vectra to expose hidden attackers inside its network.

Phillips-Medisize has joined forces with InterSystems to develop a Connected Health Platform. The integration of InterSystems HealthShare offers an information-sharing and analytics platform foundation designed for connected drug delivery devices, bio sensors and regulated Mobile Medical Applications.

WiFi SPARK has launched a patient entertainment and engagement platform SPARK® Media, after a successful trial period where the new technology was installed at The Royal Bolton NHS Trust.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is collaborating with GE Healthcare to build a command centre like an air traffic control at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust has reported a reduction in A&E admissions and bed days among a group of high-dependency patients following the introduction of a new remote-monitoring service from InHealthcare for people living with heart and lung disease.

Five GPs who have come up with problem-solving ideas to help improve patients experience of primary care have been selected to join the Royal College of General Practitioners new Innovators Mentorship Programme (IMP).

CCube Solutions has launched a health record archiving service for GP practices to scan Lloyd George records currently stored within the practice and make available electronically, ensuring quality and cost efficiency at all times.

Seven new NHS Test Beds are being launched to tackle some of the biggest opportunities and challenges in health and care by testing combinations of innovations in real world clinical settings.

NHS England has invested in 4 technologies through NHS England’s Innovation and Technology Payment programme.

Clinicians and IT experts at Southampton’s teaching hospitals have shared some of their pioneering digital initiatives with NHS leaders.

The EyeControl a communication device for individuals with Locked-In Syndrome is now available on NHS Supply Chain Framework.

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £9 million to develop more effective and efficient treatments through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Genomics England has chosen Congenica as its Clinical Decision Support Service partner to help deliver the new NHS Genomic Medicine Service, which rolls out this month.

Outdated and obstructive NHS IT systems will become a thing of the past, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said as he launches his technology vision in The Future of Healthcare.

Patients in London are benefiting from quicker, more accurate surgical procedures following the introduction of a pioneering and progressive 3D camera system which improves the hand-eye coordination of surgeons.

A new unit set to transform the use of technology including artificial intelligence in healthcare and improve patient outcomes is being opened at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Doctors can now keep tabs on their workload with Dr Diary, a bespoke app created and launched today by the BMA. Dr Diary allows consultants, staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors and medical academics to input easily their day-to-day activities and compile reports to document workload over time.

The NHS App provides a simple and secure way to access a range of healthcare services on a smartphone or tablet. Developed by NHS Digital and NHS England, it is now being tested by patients at 30 GP practices across England.

National mental health statistics that shed new light on care and treatment for patients are now available at the click of a mouse thanks to the latest interactive data hub created by NHS Digital.

Scientists are using the power of mobile phone technology to provide an accurate, real-time test for tuberculosis an infectious lung disease responsible for the death of over a million people every year.

Vodafone has announced that it is to provide South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) with mobile devices and a bespoke app to improve efficiency and response times for its 1,200 Community First Responders.

Medicalchain has announced that for the very first-time cryptocurrency is being used to access GP video consultations through its blockchain-based telemedicine application,

Forward Health, the app working to reinvent healthcare communication, has announced a $3.9m seed funding-round led by Stride.VC, with additional backing from Albion Capital.