Daily Archives: September 2, 2019

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NHS provider sees increase in use of online GP services

NHS provider Patient Access has seen an increase in patients using online GP services to book appointments and repeat medications at their local surgery. The platform has seen a 33% rise in registrations, from six million to eight million, since the re-launch of the NHS-Digital-approved app just over a year ago. Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE,…

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New smartphone-based heart monitoring device launched in UK

AliveCor has launched of KardiaMobile 6L in the UK, an FDA-cleared and CE-marked, six-lead personal heart monitoring device. This smartphone-based technology provides a multi-dimensional view of the heart in 30 seconds, including visibility into arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation (AF) that are leading indicators of cardiovascular disease. Matthew Read, consultant in emergency medicine, The Royal…

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How using AI can help save lives

Haidar Altaie, data scientist at SAS UK & Ireland, writes about how AI can be used to improve patient care, and ultimately save lives. Technological advancements are changing every industry and healthcare is no exception: you can argue that the value of artificial intelligence (AI) is never greater than when it’s used to improve patients’…

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