News and articles about the use of data within healthcare.


Data released from medical mass screening by smartphones

Data from the world’s first real-life medical mass screening performed by smartphone have been released, potentially leading to a paradigm shift in healthcare according to experts. FibriCheck is currently the world’s only medically certified app that can be used to detect atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders. The data released includes more than 120,000…


Toolkit launched on how to record public health impact

A report has been published to help healthcare professionals record and measure their impact on public health. Published by Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), the report, Everyday Interactions, shows that only around 19% of healthcare professionals currently measure the public health impact of their everyday work. The main…


What Should the NHS Do After the Data Breach?

Caroline Black writes about the recent data breach in the NHS, globalisation and what the health service needs to do to prevent larger cyberattacks. The rapid rise of digital technologies means we live in an interesting and transitional time for the world of medicine. For example, we are increasingly relying upon computers to store records and…

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