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Is Apple about to make a diabetes breakthrough?

According to CNBC, Apple has taken on a group of biomedical engineers to develop sensors for use in treating diabetes. CNBC claims they are part of “a super secret initiative, initially envisioned by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors that can non-invasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes,…

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Mental health patients to benefit from pioneering digital services

Seven areas across England are set to trail-blaze digital services for mental health patients, which will include innovative apps to improve care and online access to ‘real-time’ patient records. NHS England has announced new funding for seven mental health trusts to enable these organisations to pioneer world-class, digital services to improve care for patients experiencing…

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Five Year Forward View must have ‘digital fabric’ at its core

Following the publication of the NHS England’s Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, IMS MAXIMS CEO, Shane Tickell highlights how clinical IT systems can underpin transformative changes, if interoperability challenges are addressed and much-needed funding from government is released.         The Five Year Forward View (FYFV), when published in 2014, set…

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Technology in the home is helping to ease the NHS beds crisis

Technology installed in the home to help elderly people live independently is being introduced in some parts of the country to ease the growing problem of bed blocking. Bed blocking, also known as delayed discharge, happens when elderly patients are medically fit to leave hospital but stay for an extended time due to problems arranging…

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FT Digital Health Summit Europe: Converting ambition into reality, outcomes and value

The healthcare industry has traditionally been incredibly slow at adapting and keeping up with transformational trends. However, breakthroughs in affordable technology – both wearable and industrial – implementation approval, regulatory acceptance and patient involvement, all have the power and potential to significantly change the healthcare sector and the experiences it can offer its patients and…

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