Medical-Data
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NHS deal with DeepMind criticised over use of patient data

A deal between Royal Free trust and Google’s artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind, has been criticised in an academic paper for its lack of transparency regarding its use of patient data. The two companies first started working together in 2016 on a project that would help patients suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI). The project involved…

Accuracy
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Apple Research Kit proven effective in asthma study

A study by researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has highlighted the effectiveness of Apple’s Research Kit – software that helps medical researchers gather data. The Asthma Mobile Health study launched in 2015, at the same time as Research Kit’s introduction, and used an app through which users could fill in…

Diabetes
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Sanofi and Voluntis announce digital insulin agreement

Global healthcare company Sanofi and therapeutic companion software company Voluntis have agreed to a collaboration to help improve decision-making and self-management for type 2 diabetics treated with basal insulin. The agreement will feature a smartphone application that delivers digital insulin titration solutions as well enabling remote monitoring by health care teams. The agreement echoes the…

Cyber-Crime
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Stopping the spread of the ransomware epidemic

Tony Rowan, chief security consultant, SentinelOne, discusses the dangers that the NHS is facing from ransomware attacks. Ransomware continues to target the public sector, with NHS trusts being added to the long list of victims. A recent Freedom of Information study carried out by SentinelOne revealed that 30% of NHS Trusts have suffered a ransomware…

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