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NHS Digital release report on diabetes care transitions

A  report has been released by NHS Digital that examines the care of young people with type-1 diabetes as they move from paediatric to adult services. The National Diabetes Transition Audit (NDTA) combines datasets from across adult and paediatrics services to see whether the transition between childhood and adulthood has effected care. Information was collected…

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How digital technologies can support mental health patients

Tas Hind, IM&T Strategy and Transformation Consultant at Ideal Health, looks at the integration of physical and mental health and the role of digital solutions with potential opportunities and challenges this will present. In some organisations digital solutions are already playing a key role in supporting mental health patients. For instance, booking appointments, online consultations/therapy…

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What Should the NHS Do After the Data Breach?

Caroline Black writes about the recent data breach in the NHS, globalisation and what the health service needs to do to prevent larger cyberattacks. The rapid rise of digital technologies means we live in an interesting and transitional time for the world of medicine. For example, we are increasingly relying upon computers to store records and…

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Wearable technology to have ‘significant effect’ on insurance

The adoption of wearable technology will have a significant effect on insurance markets, according to pricing analytics provider Quadrant Information Services. Market research firm CCS Insight recently updated its predictions on the wearable technology market, stating that 411 million smart wearable devices will be sold in 2020. The number represents $34 billion worth of sales…

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