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Can blockchain combat the opioid epidemic?

Tatsiana Levdikova, content marketer at OpenLedger ApS, a blockchain development company, writes about the opioid epidemic in the US and if blockchain is the answer.  At great cost to human life, opioid abuse has become a major problem in the United States and is serious enough to be considered an epidemic by the government. With almost 50k…

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Clinical support system receives renewed NICE accreditation

Technology company Advanced has seen its flagship clinical decision support technology, Odyssey, renewed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on its accreditation programme until January 2023. Dr Alex Yeates, medical director at Advanced said: “The NICE accreditation is something many health and care providers strive for, but is very difficult to…

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How mobile scanning and computer vision technology helped hospital Trust improve efficiency

Paul Davis, VP of sales, Northern Europe, Scandit explains how mobile barcode scanning and computer vision technology has helped improve cost and time efficiency by 95% across 114 wards at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.   In healthcare, identifying patients in real-time, monitoring inventory of medication and equipment and improving processes is increasingly essential. It is…

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Online course developed to help understand suicide and prevention

An online course has been developed to allow healthcare professionals, and those working with at-risk or vulnerable individuals, to gain a better understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it. The University of Glasgow-developed course, delivered on FutureLearn – called ‘Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in a Global Context’ – allows users to learn…

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