Daily Archives: May 8, 2017


FDA to create digital health unit

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is developing a unit focused on digital health within its Centre for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to assist the organisation’s review process of software within the medical device sector. The digital health unit will be responsible for developing software and technical expertise which can provide assistance to software…


NHS Digital delays information system for child protection

Plans to help health and social care organisations share information on vulnerable children have been delayed by up to a year. The Child Protection Information Sharing project was launched by NHS Digital in 2012 to target child abusers that take ill children to different health providers across the country to try and avoid raising suspicion. This…


How accessible are our GPs – and does it really matter?

Words by Ryan Higginson, Vice President Global SMB Solutions, Pitney Bowes. Accessibility to NHS healthcare professionals remains high on the government agenda, with controversial plans for a seven-day GP service still being mooted. Research uncovers the high levels of frustration patients have when it comes to GPs’ availability: more than 10 million patients a year…


NHS Digital makes progress at UK e-Health Week

Speaking at the UK e-Health Week, director of Digital Experience and NHS Digital Beverley Bryant has said that NHS Digital has to become ‘much more responsive and relevant to services’ according to Health IT Central. Delivering a keynote on the second day of the event, Bryant said: “We’re going to deliver information technology and data,…


NHS joins MIT Hacking Medicine for innovation push

A collaboration between the Innovation Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Hacking Medicine initiative, the first of its kind with the NHS, aims to spread healthcare innovation. The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, is working in partnership with MIT Hacking Medicine team to create and deliver…

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