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Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint released

The Good Health Pass Collaborative, a group of organisations with an aim to help restore international travel with privacy-protecting digital health passes, has published its Interoperability Blueprint, proposing a “privacy-preserving alternative to vaccination certificates.” Developed over the past six months with contributions including 125 global organisations, a set of principles and standards […]

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iMDsoft selects IMS MAXIMS as UK partner

iMDSoft, a provider of clinical information systems for acute and critical care environments, has partnered with UK company IMS MAXIMS, as its channel partner. IMS Maxims will now, in an exclusive deal, market the MetaVision Suite, a product range for critical care, perioperative and acute care units. The company will […]

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Catalonia plans open platform using openEHR

The region of Catalonia has started its journey towards an open platform using openEHR standards, by launching a Request for Information (RFI) process to support the components to be included in the tender. In the call launched last week, the purpose outlined is to obtain technical information on the possibilities of supplying […]

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WHO issues first global report on AI in health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its first global report and six guiding principles on the design and use of artificial intelligence in health. The report, ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health,  focuses on ensuring ethics and human rights are at the forefront of its design, deployment […]

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Google tackles tuberculosis screening with AI tool

A research paper has been published this week focusing on the use of AI and machine learning to support early detection of pulmonary tuberculosis via chest radiography, following an international study across 10 countries. The deep learning system (DLS) was trained to detect active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), with the study […]

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Huma raises £91 million to scale internationally

Huma, a digital platform that supports a ‘hospital at home’ model, has raised $130 million (£91m) from investors. The company said the investment will be used to scale the platform, and to support pharmaceutical and research industries to run decentralised clinical trials. In 2020, the company was supported by NHSX to […]

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Microsoft to acquire Nuance for $19.7 billion

Microsoft is to acquire Nuance, a provider of speech recognition software, for approximately $19.7 billion. The companies today entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9. Mark Benjamin will remain CEO […]

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Google Health funds new AI study

Google Health has partnered with Northwestern Medicine to launch a new research study to explore if AI models could be used to reduce the time to diagnosis of breast cancer. The partnership said that 10 to 15% of mammograms require additional diagnostic investigation, and they hope the AI technology can help prioritise the […]