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Gaming app helps improve medication adherence

A new gamification app, currently involved in a clinical trial with NHS, UK, has been developed to help users manage their medication.  The app ‘Mega Meds’ helps users track their medications through a mobile game, potentially improving medicine adherence and the overall health and wellness of the user. The app, developed by mobile health company…


Online GP consultations to save NHS £1 million

A North Staffordshire scheme will give clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the area access to video consultation technology. The Sentinel reports that a new £272,000 scheme will see GPs holding video consultations with care home residents without them having to leave their surgery. GP practices as well as nursing and residential homes will have access…


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…


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…


Thousands of Welsh NHS staff data stolen

Thousands of staff details of those working in NHS Wales have been stolen from a private contractor’s computer server. The data breach exposed data of staff who worked with X-rays, including information such as names, dates of birth, National Insurance numbers and radiation doses. According to the BBC, those affected include 530 NHS workers at…

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