HTN Newsletter

In our latest Newsletter we highlight some of the key news we brought you in the month:

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new digital postnatal discharge system, powered by Lumeon technology.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has deployed Imprivata across its organisation following a successful pilot project. The pilot in the renal unit at the Trust enabled the organisation to prove Imprivata’s single sign-on functionality.

Royal Marsden and University College London will use Hyland Healthcare’s enterprise imaging solution to tackle the fragmentation of patient data. The trusts are joining together patient health data and systems to ensure all clinicians have a comprehensive view of the information they need.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is offering video consultations for cardiology patients providing advice to patients following a successful pilot. The service is supported by Q doctor who is delivering the platform for the new video consultation service.

In a featured article we cover some digital transformation examples supporting the NHS Long Term Plan.

A new framework agreement from NHS Shared Business Services aims to make the use of teleradiology in NHS organisations more effective and efficient. The Teleradiology Reporting Services framework agreement supports the early diagnosis of patients through the swift turnaround of medical imaging scans.

3 Trusts and 4 CCGs part of Lincolnshire STP are now benefiting from new real-time dashboards for capacity and demand planning. The system is now live following signing a  deal with Cambio Healthcare Systems just 3 months ago.

We featured: Using AI and ML to predict staffing and patient demand in A&E department by Orlando Agrippa, CEO, Draper & Dash.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is implementing an electronic fax solution to tackle its last remaining machines. The Trust in September set a goal to remove the majority of its 350 fax machines and in December Matt Hancock banned the NHS from buying fax machines.

Mendelian, a UK healthtech startup, has received over £500k, a grant from Innovate UK to build solutions that will assist GPs in identifying NHS patients who potentially have rare or hard to diagnose conditions and diseases.

Babylon Health the virtual GP service has been given to go-ahead to expand to its second major city following leaders dropping their objections.

Herts Valley CCG and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust have carried out a successful pilot of patient information sharing between the SystmOne and EMIS Web systems, allowing users to view the complete community and GP records across the area.

A partnership between the healthtech company Living With, the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, and the University of Bath has been awarded a major grant to develop a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Profiler.

Lumeon, the company behind the care pathway management platform has raised funding to expand its commercial operations, with advice from BKL. The funding from Life Sciences Partners, is one the largest healthcare investment firms in Europe, to grow its US team and customer base.

A new code of conduct for artificial intelligence and other data-driven technologies has been launched to ensure systems are safe for the NHS. 

SBRI Healthcare has awarded £1.25 million to help fund the development of thirteen separate innovations relating to musculoskeletal disorder and dentistry, oral health and oral cancers.

The government has announced a newly formed organisation NHSX to oversee digital, data and technology. The new unit will effectively take a position above NHS Digital, who is believed will continue with its current remit.

Four NHS boards in the North of Scotland have now gone live with a new health and care portal from Orion. NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney, and NHS Shetland staff now have a single view of patient information held in different IT systems across the boards.

Matt Hancock during a speech at an NHS England conference has outlined an ambition for healthcare staff to email patients directly with information on appointments to reduce delays, boost cyber security and cut wastage.

HTN is delighted to announce the finalised categories for the Health Tech Awards 2019. Early in the month we asked the HTN community for their ideas and suggestions for new categories for the Awards.

A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention.

NHS Digital has launched a pilot to support partner services connect and use NHS login. The pilot process is taking place with 5 selected organisations and they will help NHS Digital ensure that NHS login can support future demand.

A new framework contract to supply IT software to GPs across NHSScotland was awarded on 1 February 2019 to EMIS Health (Egton Medical Information Systems Limited), Microtest Ltd and Vision (InPractice Systems Ltd).

NHS Digital has announced £1m in funding to support local authorities developing digital social care projects. The Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP) fund will support innovative uses of digital technology in the design and delivery of adult social care.

Digital blueprints have been made available to hospitals as part of the Global Digital Exemplar programme.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is now offering patients access to manage their hospital record online.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has a gone live with a clinical decision support pathway in the Acute Coronary Care Unit.