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Technology in the home is helping to ease the NHS beds crisis

Technology installed in the home to help elderly people live independently is being introduced in some parts of the country to ease the growing problem of bed blocking. Bed blocking, also known as delayed discharge, happens when elderly patients are medically fit to leave hospital but stay for an extended time due to problems arranging…


Pfizer develop healthcare hub for startups

Pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has announced the launch a new initiative designed to help healthcare and technology start-ups grow. The Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London will support start-ups who have developed a product or service that is ready for use by healthcare professionals and which shows evidence of benefits to patients or clinicians. The initiative comes as…


Taking patient care to the next level with tech

With the issue of junior doctors’ contracts dominating the headlines over the past few months, staff across the medical sector are being stretched to great lengths with a number of impacts affecting waiting times and other aspects of patient care. As such, there has never been a more important time for hospitals and medical practices…

NHS Simon Stevens med tech funding

Harnessing technology to support service innovation

Dr Shera Chok, clinical associate in the new care models programme, a GP in Tower Hamlets Together vanguard (@TH2GETHER) and director of Primary Care, Barts Health NHS Trust looks at communications technology as a key facilitator for change. As a clinical associate I’ve discussed a number of Tower Hamlets’ initiatives involving information technology with various other…


Cochlear implant pioneers receive coveted technology award

Med-El founders recognised for outstanding achievement in the research, development and commercialisation of the modern cochlear implant. Provider of hearing implant systems, Med-El, has been awarded Eduard Rhein Foundation’s technology prize for the development and commercialisation of the world’s first multi-channel microelectronic cochlear implant. The award goes to the company’s co-founders Dr Ingebord Hochmair and…

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