FDA approves app to treat substance use disorders

The FDA has approved the first mobile app to help treat substance use disorders. It is the first time the FDA has approved a prescription-only digital app which claims to help people with substance use disorders. The app, Reset, was developed by start-up Pear Therapeutics and uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help treat patients…

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Winners of Elsevier hackathon announced

The winners of a medical education hackathon event, organised by information analytics business Elsevier, have been announced. The hackathon featured 20 medical students from around the world and ran across two days in Helsinki, Finland. A team of students with expertise in coding and design from Australia, the Netherlands and Spain won the competition after…

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NHS SBS driving digital innovations

The NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has invested £10 million from the start of the year in a drive for digital innovations and efficiency savings. Almost 50 NHS organisations have signed up to shared services, meaning that NHS SBS now provides at least one business service to over 100 different NHS providers. Last year,…

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