HTN Newsletter

In our latest newsletter we cover the news and views we brought you this month.

HTN asked industry experts for their views on NHSX, read our feature here. 

Interoperability was a focus in our latest feature, where we asked industry leaders for their views and examples of best practice.

HTN launched HTN Digital Week a week of online events and information sharing, taking place 10th – 14th June 2019 for the healthcare community.  Utilising digital channels HTN Digital Week will provide everyone with an opportunity to share and collaborate on digital health. Register for free here.

A new standard to improve information sharing between community pharmacies and GP practices is now complete, the Professional Record Standards Body has announced.

We featured an opinion article on the clinical outcomes and mortality challenge from Orlando Agrippa, CEO, Draper & Dash.

A series of projects have received a share of £23m, awarded under the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC) programme jointly run by Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council. The projects include software which enables radiologists to diagnose breast cancer more effectively and gene therapy to combat kidney disease.

EMIS Group announced two senior appointments, Suzy Foster as Chief Executive Office and Bob Brown as Chief Solutions Officer. The appointments follow the company recently announcing EMIS-X, it’s next generation platform.

Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University have developed two virtual reality computer games aimed at helping injured children through rehabilitation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

13 innovations have joined the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme supporting priority areas for England’s NHS: Mental Health, Primary Care and early diagnosis and prevention of cancer.

NICE has published an updated version of its evidence standards framework for digital health technologies that sets out the evidence requirements for different types of tech.

The anaesthetics department at Salford Royal is going digital, following the recent installation of GE Healthcare’s Centricity™ High Acuity Anaesthesia (CHA-A) Information Management Solution –  known by clinicians as ‘CHAAS’.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust has benefited from technology from Oxehealth which has led to a significant amount of staff time saved and a reduction in falls from its patients, a clinical study has shown.

Ieso Digital has announced it will integrate Artificial Intelligence into its therapist platform for the first time. It will enable therapists in the UK and US to receive data-led insights about each patient during the assessment stage of treatment.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is utilising a new clinical audit platform from Meantime IT to reduce the unwarranted variation in care.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust is offering outpatient appointments via video, using the Virtual Clinic platform by Involve Visual Collaboration.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with eConsent to digitise the consent process. The solution from Wellbeing Software ensures accurate patient information is consistently captured and the necessary permissions required for any surgical procedure.

CAP-AI, a pioneering research programme in Artificial Intelligence, is underway at Barts Life Sciences involving project teams from Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust a Global Digital Exemplar Trust,  e-sepsis programme has recently been included as part of NHS England’s long term plan.

The Dorset Care Record has added radiology and pathology results and referral information. The latest records to come on stream cover radiology results from Dorset County Hospital (DCHFT), Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals (RBCH) and Poole Hospital (PHFT), as well as pathology reports and referrals from Dorset County Hospital.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is benefiting from 3D printing techniques to help rebuild the faces of cancer patients, those hurt in accidents and people born with complex facial deformities.

TPP has achieved full roll-out approval for Access Record: HTML capability as part of NHS Digital’s GP Connect programme.

NHS Digital has announced the roll out of schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs via the Electronic Prescription Service following a successful pilot process.

Patients across the Humber are benefitting from more joined-up healthcare thanks to the rollout of a new initiative to share information between EMIS Health and TPP

Biogen has launched a new app, CleoTM as an everyday digital companion to provide information and support for people living with multiple sclerosis, as well as their carers, friends and family.

Doctolib, a Franco-German company, founded in 2013 has raised €150 million of funding from investors, valuing the company at over €1 billion.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  has launched a new app to help patients prepare for medical visits.

UK care management start up Karantis360 has turned to IBM to help build a new solution that uses sensors and Watson artificial intelligence running in the IBM Cloud.

Salford Royal a Global Digital Exemplar has launched its own app library.