Articles by Lu Rahman

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Why the time is now for digital health

Thanks to on-going innovation, the backing of the governments in both the UK and Ireland, and initiatives such as the NHS Long Term Plan, the healthtech sector can do no wrong, says Lu Rahman. There has it seems, never been a better time to be in digital health. And for medtech players involved in the…


Firefighters across Cheshire use tech to diagnose atrial fibrillation

Firefighters across Eastern Cheshire will soon use a medical device to help screen for atrial fibrillation (AF) within the community. A new partnership between Health Innovation Manchester, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) and NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hopes to improve detection rates across the region for atrial fibrillation. Firefighters will use…


Why it’s time for healthcare to look beyond Typhoid Mary

Being female has never been more topical. #MeToo and the campaigns that are quite rightly bringing the prevalence of sexual harassment to the wider world, have become common subjects in the media and workplaces across the globe. In the year that marks 100 years since the women’s vote, it’s long overdue that we start thinking…


Smart hearing aid gets bluetooth microphone and headset

With the introduction of ConnectClip the Oticon Opn hearing aid now connects to all modern smartphones Oticon has introduced the ConnectClip, an all-in-one wireless Bluetooth microphone and headset for its latest hearing aid. Oticon Opn users can now enjoy connectivity to all modern smartphones as well as convenient hands-free communication on the go, coupled with…


Service helps boost innovation in healthcare professionals

The Innovation Agency has launched a coaching academy to help health and social care professionals introduce innovations and improvements. Two programmes are being offered to people working in the NHS, universities, voluntary and other public sector organisations in the North West Coast – Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and South Cumbria. The aim is to improve spread…

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