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Supply Chain
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Five reasons why the NHS is getting serious about supply chains

By Nadine Carey-Whitehead, Genesis Automation  It’s over 18 months since the Department of Health announced its £12m Scan4Safety initiative in six NHS Trusts. Designed to test how barcoding can help acute Trusts track and trace medical supplies, from the point of receipt to the patient, Scan4Safety was expected to deliver savings of £800 million over…

Blood Poisoning
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Technology can beat sepsis, but it needs to be smart

By Sean Benson, vice president and general manager of Specialized Surveillance, Wolters Kluwer Health Sepsis kills more than 44,000 people annually in the UK, a shocking figure that is more than the total number of combined deaths from breast, bowel and prostate cancer. The potentially life-threatening condition, also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia, is…

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The benefits of health coaching

By Tobias Alpsten, CEO of Health Tech Specialist iPLATO iPLATO Healthcare has recently announced a partnership with Health Navigator, bringing health coaching to NHS patients living with long-term conditions. The prevalence of long term health conditions is on the increase, with latest figures showing that there are now 4 million people in the UK diagnosed…

Network
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Passive Optical LAN in healthcare and the need for proper networks in hospitals

Cemil Canturk, senior marketing manager, Optical LAN at Nokia & APOLAN Marketing Committee member, writes about how healthcare organisations need a network solution that meets patients’ and clinicians’ demands. The proliferation of medical and non-medical applications brings new challenges for the “business as usual” approach of IT implementation in healthcare facilities. The IT networks in…

Health-apps
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How are health apps affected by medical device rules?

First published in our sister title Medical Plastics News – Lorna Brazell and Piet Weinreich, Osborne Clarke examine the issue surrounding software and when it may or may not fall under medical device regulations. It is widely known that in some circumstances, software may fall within the category of medical device and so have to…

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