Articles by Reece Armstrong


Study examines the benefits of connected health devices

A new study is being conducted exploring how healthcare professionals are using connected health devices. The UPDOCS study makes use of a number of different study centres brought together by think-tank Le Lab-e-Santé. The study aims to assess the general use of connected devices made available to patients by staff within healthcare facilities. UPDOCS will…


Digital health to assist mental health recovery in remote Scotland

Mental health charity Birchwood Highland have announced a scheme to improve support for people with mental health issues in remote and rural areas of Scotland. The scheme involves the use of digital health company Openbrolly’s ROC health and social care software platform, which can be used to provide support for people living with long-term conditions. Through…


Lack of business support stalling progress in Liverpool

A new survey has highlighted how manufacturers in Liverpool need more support if they are to utilise the benefits associated with Industry 4.0 technologies. Industry 4.0 focuses on the ‘generation and analysis of data to create value through the digitisation of assets and integration into digital eco-systems’. Helping Liverpool manufacturers with Industry 4.0 is LCR…


Gaming app helps improve medication adherence

A new gamification app, currently involved in a clinical trial with NHS, UK, has been developed to help users manage their medication.  The app ‘Mega Meds’ helps users track their medications through a mobile game, potentially improving medicine adherence and the overall health and wellness of the user. The app, developed by mobile health company…


Online GP consultations to save NHS £1 million

A North Staffordshire scheme will give clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the area access to video consultation technology. The Sentinel reports that a new £272,000 scheme will see GPs holding video consultations with care home residents without them having to leave their surgery. GP practices as well as nursing and residential homes will have access…

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