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Smart hub for the elderly in use on Shetland Islands

Northern Ireland start-up, Connected Care Solutions, founded by local entrepreneur Deepak Samson, is looking to make an impact on the ageing population with Ethel, the elderly care smart hub, which is now being used by the Shetland Islands Council, under the EU-funded RemoAge project. Ethel is a touchscreen tablet that allows families and carers to stay in touch…


E-rostering in healthcare: Why is the uptake so low?

A quarter of healthcare departments are using inefficient rostering tools, according to a recent survey. The findings were presented to delegates attending the e-rostering conference, Effective Management of the Clinical Workforce. The survey, commissioned by Skills for Health, which provides workforce planning and organisational development solutions to the UK healthcare sector, found that 25% of…


Cornwall bags £2.7m funding to improve e-health

The University of Plymouth and a collaboration of Cornish and national partners have been awarded £2.7m European funding to improve the use of e-health in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The project, known as E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC), will involve doctors, nurses, care homes, patients, university…


Isle of Man adopts digital health records

The move to digital health records is now in full swing at Noble’s Hospital, with the first patient files being scanned and made available to health experts in a live clinical environment. When completed the project will see in excess of 100,000 medical records transferred into a digital format, with more than 16 million sheets…


Pfizer goes digital to help track antimicrobial resistance

Pfizer has launched a website and app to help fight antimicrobial resistance. The Antimicrobial Testing Leadership and Surveillance (ATLAS) website is designed to provide doctors and the global healthcare community with easy access to critical data on the efficacy of various antibiotic treatments and emerging resistance patterns across more than 60 countries. Understanding evolving bacterial…

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