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News in brief: NHS Digital Academy applications, ORCHA makes long COVID call

News in brief: NHS Digital Academy applications, ORCHA makes long COVID call

Health tech has been hitting the headlines again this week as 32 trusts joined the NHS Digital Aspirant programme, six more SMES won funding through the MedTech NAVIGATOR Innovation Grant Scheme, and The Royal College of Midwives called for a Digital Midwife in every maternity service. Here are some of ...
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh introduces digital letters

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh introduces digital letters

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has gone live with a digital appointment letters service. The trust has partnered with Dr Doctor and Synertec to launch a solution to send appointment letters to patients in a digital, and physical, format when suitable. Synertec, a company focused ...
Interview Series: Andrea Jones, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Interview Series: Andrea Jones, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

In our latest interview, HTN had the opportunity to talk to Andrea Jones, Medical Photography Team Leader at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, about an app she has recently implemented within the hospital. The app integrates with the Royal Preston Hospital’s FotoWare Digital Asset Management system, and is used ...
The new technologies supporting stop smoking services  

The new technologies supporting stop smoking services  

By Solutions for Health While COVID-19 brings challenges for stop smoking services, online support and an AI-powered robo-coach mean there’s digital support to help people kick the habit. Smokers are up to fourteen times more likely to have serious complications from COVID-19 than non-smokers according to recent research in China. ...
Digital pharmacy startup medino raises £5.6m

Digital pharmacy startup medino raises £5.6m

Digital pharmacy startup, medino, has raised £5.6m in its latest funding round. The ‘Pharmacy In Your Phone’ concept currently supports 130,000 people to date by digitising pharmacy shopping. In January 2020 the company raised £440k to challenge the pharmacy in your phone market, by offering ‘enhanced packing and picking processes for ...
South Tees Hospitals NHS FT adopts digital tools to support endoscopy patients

South Tees Hospitals NHS FT adopts digital tools to support endoscopy patients

Olympus and Inhealthcare have launched a solution to support patients waiting for endoscopy procedures. The service digitises the patient journey from referral through to post procedure patient feedback, by offering personalised support and engaging educational materials for patients. South Tees Hospitals NHS FT is one of the first to adopt ...
Hyland acquires Alfresco

Hyland acquires Alfresco

Hyland, an information management company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alfresco, a content services platform and solutions provider. The move comes a month after the company announced the acquisition of Another Monday, a Germany-based robotic process automation (RPA) software developer. Hyland said the transaction is expected to close in ...
Pennine Acute rolls-out imaging-based communication platform

Pennine Acute rolls-out imaging-based communication platform

Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust has rolled out technology from Feedback Medical to support medical imaging workflow and messaging. The tool is being used by the trust to assist its coronavirus response and provide access to medical imaging when needed. Over 200 clinicians are now using the app, with more ...
Government announces new digital pharmacy referral service

Government announces new digital pharmacy referral service

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a new digital pharmacy referral service aimed to avoid hospital readmission. Announced as part of the community pharmacy contractual framework, the new service to be launched as a pilot in July will see hospitals refer patients to pharmacy after discharge. The ...
Wales Informatics Service introduces new tech and replaces 30 year old system

Wales Informatics Service introduces new tech and replaces 30 year old system

The NHS Wales Informatics Service has signed a seven-year contract with WellSky to implement a new pharmacy system and has also launched its own bowel cancer screening software. The pharmacy software replaces a 30 year old system, and is part of a major plan to modernise pharmacy and prescribing. Colin Powell, Chief ...