NHS England’s global digital exemplar strategy in doubt amid looming cull of central IT projects Promised £200m second wave of exemplar trusts in limbo Strategy has been led by departing NHS England deputy CEO Matthew Swindells The future of the national strategy to improve NHS providers’ IT systems is in doubt amid budget constraints and …

by Heather Smith

Despite the emergence of curated app libraries for mental health apps, personal searches by consumers remain a common method for discovering apps. App store descriptions therefore represent a key channel to inform consumer choice. This study examined the claims invoked through these app store descriptions, the extent to which scientific language is used to support …

by Heather Smith

WHO’s new Science Division have launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. An essential tool for realizing universal health coverage, the Health Product Profile Directory aims to promote  research and development for products to combat neglected diseases and threats to …

by Heather Smith

The session took place on 20 May 2019, the day after the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting and during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland which attracts Health Leaders from around the Globe. The private and invitation-only dinner connected stakeholders (Governments, Research Institutes, Industry, Economic Development Agencies and others) from many countries and deepened the ties between …

by Matt Grek

The number of people seeking online help with mental health issues including anxiety, and depression is rising. NHS Digital’s content designer Martine Gallie looks at how teams from NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) teams can improve their online self-referral processes. Lessons for us all. Written by By Martine Gallie. 13 May 2019, First …

by Matt Grek

An interview with Liz Ashall-Payne, cofounder and chief executive of app evaluator and advisor organisation ORCHA. Published by mobihealthnews, By Leontina Postelnicu. There are plenty of health apps out there, but recent studies continue to indicate that only a small number are backed by evidence. In March, an analysis published in the Nature Digital Medicine journal found that only two out of …

by Matt Grek

On 26th of April 2019 Welfare Tech gathered 100 representatives from the Danish Ecosystem and discussed the scaled deployment of video consultations and video visits in social care and healthcare.

by Matt Grek

First published by NHS England: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2019/05/nhs-funds-handheld-headache-busting-device-as-part-of-long-term-plan/ A device that can zap away excruciating headaches is to receive NHS England funding from a scheme that helps to spread the use of world-leading technology across the health service. Now the NHS will fund a handheld gadget that uses low-levels of electric current to disrupt pain signals and …

by Matt Grek

Facebook has provided a way for patients to post their questions anonymously, via administrators who will share it on their behalf. It is also rolling out a special designation, called “health support” groups. Facebook is increasingly focusing on the health sector, an emerging area of interest for the company. First published on CNBC.com. Christina Farr …

by Matt Grek

“The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a ground-breaking deal that could help England become the first country in the world to eliminate the deadly virus…” state NHS England, in a press release issued on 30 April 2019. Full details below. Over 30,000 people have …

by Matt Grek