Supply Chain

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…


Can taking a selfie help spot cancer?

A screening tool for pancreatic cancer has been developed by researchers at the University of Washington. By utilising smartphone technology and 3D printing the researchers have developed a solution that could effectively screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases, simply by snapping a selfie. Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates, with just…

Modius - Headset

Fat burning wearable surpasses $1.5M funding

The company behind the weight management wearable headset, Modius, has successfully completed its first Indiegogo campaign. Neurovalens surpassed its target goal of $50,000 in four hours and raised $1.59 million from 4,000 backers. Modius works by using electrical stimulation on the vestibular nerve, which controls sound and balance information from the ear to the brain….

Health mobo

ehi Live announces key speakers

Keynote speakers have been announced for ehi Live 2017 giving visitors the chance to hear how technology is shaping policy across the NHS. The event, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 31 October and 1 November, will feature speakers such as Will Smart and Keith McNeil, NHS England’s first chief information officer…

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