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Completing the patient record for mental health services

Dr Gabriel Ma, clinical lead at BridgeHead Software and a former NHS psychiatry doctor  The economic and social cost of mental illnesses to the economy is estimated at £105 billion a year – roughly the cost of the entire NHS. When you consider that patients with a severe and prolonged mental illness are almost twice as likely to…

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60% of NHS Trusts still use Windows XP

Despite warnings from the Government to the NHS about the vulnerabilities of old software, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed that over 60% of NHS Trusts are still using some form Windows XP. Digital Health Age issued a freedom of information request to 144 NHS Trusts asking how many endpoints within the Trusts…

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Will this be 2018’s healthtech trend?

“If the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female,” says Bridget Brennan, Forbes. Is it any surprise then that femtech – healthtech aimed specifically at women – is the trend we should be backing in 2018? According to Brennan, “women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power…

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The state of a digital NHS in 2017

2017 appeared to be the year where digital technology really came to the forefront in the healthcare sector. Whilst promises of a digital revolution have been circulating for a while now, this year projects in healthcare showed that digital technologies can make a real difference in how we approach healthcare. At the Health and Care…

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