HTN Newsletter

The past month was our busiest month yet where we held our annual Health Tech Awards 2018 and covered many great news stories.

In our latest Interview Series we spoke with Dr Juilian Nesbitt founder of Dr Julian and Dr Nick Harvey, co-founder of Digitalis. We announced that you can now order your Health Tech Newspaper and have it delivered to your door, pre-order here.

Our HTN 100 news briefs continued to cover lots of news:

EMIS Group revealed EMIS-X the company terms a next generation of connected healthcare technology platform.

NHS Digital launched the National Record Locator Service to enable triage personnel such as mental health nurses and paramedics, who are called to a patient in distress, to find out whether a patient they are treating has a mental health crisis plan.

Draper & Dash launched a multi sector Global 2018 Data Analytics Challenge giving data scientists, analysts, developers and BI teams a chance to win up to $7,000 for showcasing their work.

The Clanwilliam Group welcomed Obsidian Healthcare, its 17th business to join the fast-growing group. The Obsidian Healthcare Group educates tens of thousands of healthcare professionals across the globe each year on new innovations, drugs and clinical best practice.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has received £1.2m of new NHS funding to utilise innovative digital technologies and treatments that could lead to thousands of fewer hospital admissions nationally.

Highland Marketing released its latest blog: Budget analysis “ trick or treat?

A physics lecturer has developed software that can help identify students with potential stress, wellbeing or mental health related problems at University.

The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer designed and built to work in the same way a human brain has been fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core and is being switched on for the first time.

The NHS Leadership Academy has commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to undertake research to further the understanding of systems leadership in integrated care systems.

The Care Information Exchange across North West London now hosts the health records of up to 2.3 million people.

NHS Digital has announced 9 councils have been awarded funding for digital innovation following a call for applications earlier in the year.

New guidance for the NHS will help staff use instant messaging safely to co-ordinate patients’ care during emergencies.

NHS Digital has awarded £784,000 to the members of the Care Provider Alliance to deliver a new sector-led service which will offer digital support for social care providers.

Athenahealth entered into an agreement to be acquired by Veritas Capital for $135 per share in cash.

Lancor Scientific a London-based startup will open a new cancer research laboratory that aims to push for 90% accuracy for cancer screening by utilising AI.

An NHS project using social media to improve health by boosting digital inclusion has led to a 13 per cent increase in first time attendances for breast screening in Stoke-on-Trent over four years.

Enovacom the provider of innovative healthcare software, enabling the exchange and sharing of patient data has published a white paper on the FHIR interoperability standards.

Leeds researchers have been awarded a £10.1m investment from UK Research and Innovation to expand a digital pathology and artificial intelligence programme across the North of England.

The System C & Graphnet Care Alliance has announced that it has completed the phase one integration of its CareCentric shared care record to the new NHS Digital National Record Locator Service.

13 trusts will be the first to receive a share of £78 million to support electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) to improve patient safety.

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ingenica Solutions as its new inventory management solution provider.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has chosen Wellbeing Software to remove its paper based processes across its services.

Blood test results from patients at Royal Papworth Hospital can now be sent electronically from the laboratory at Cambridge University Hospitals back to Royal Papworth, thanks to a new link between the different electronic patient record systems used at the two Trusts.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has successfully switched on its Allscripts PAS in a three-day operation at the start of October. The switch to the new system followed the migration of 42 million records from one system to the other.

Professor Simon Walsh at King’s College Hospital has developed an algorithm which can accurately diagnose idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis that could dramatically improve the diagnosis rate of a lung condition which kills up to 6,000 people in the UK each year

The PRSB has published the first part of a new standard outlining the information that needs to be shared between community pharmacies and GP practices.

Information from 400 GP practices and 20 million consultations has been analysed and made available in the form of a new digital dashboard.

EMIS Group has announced the acquisition of Dovetail Digital Limited for £2.5m, a early stage UK technology business specialising in blockchain software for the healthcare market.

Counties Manukau Health in New Zealand is trialling a digital information system to help patients receive the right care for them.

Vapour Cloud has launched TeleDOC to enable GPs and other medical professionals to hold secure, encrypted, recordable, geo-tagged video calls with their patients, wherever they are located, on any device.

The NICE guidance app will no longer be available for download with plans to phase it out by January 2019 and focus on its website. The NICE Guidance app was developed in 2012 to support the mobile working needs of healthcare professionals.