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IT Management

The Politics of Tech Adoption in Healthcare

2019 13 Nov

A new report looking into the development and use of emerging technologies, notably artificial intelligence (AI), for healthcare has revealed concerns among some clinicians as to the real reason behind tech adoption. Within the NHS, the adoption of AI and other data-driven technologies is largely based on a “political or commercial imperative”... Read more

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Google Acquires Fitbit

2019 11 Nov

Tech giant Google's formal purchase of Fitbit, the world's second largest wearable maker, in a deal worth $2.1 billion, finally put an end to a month of rumours.   In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google's SVP of devices and services, Rick Osterloh, wrote the company sees "an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well... Read more

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Blockchain Protecting Telemedicine

2019 29 Oct

Telemedicine offers an opportunity for medical institutions to optimise delivery of care, especially for patients living in areas where healthcare facilities and resources are inadequate. However, there is a downside to this technology-driven approach: risks of patient data being leaked due to insecure telehealth systems.   These privacy risks... Read more

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Optimising Healthcare Data for Improved Patient Care

2019 16 Oct

Harnessing the power of healthcare data is key to developing innovative solutions that lead to better patient care.   At Medtronic , two key approaches enable the medical device company to utilise data on people's health to help hospitals become more efficient and effective in their delivery of care. The first one entails developing devices that... Read more

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UK Data Hubs Speed Up New Meds Research

2019 01 Oct

The NHS has massive amounts of health data held within its various trusts and other facilities, and these "data silos" make it difficult for researchers and innovators to access and use important data about people's health. This problem will soon be a thing of the past as new data hubs – a total of seven – are set to be rolled out across the UK starting... Read more

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Health and Consumer Tech Partnerships on the Rise

2019 26 Sep

Digital technology and mHealth expansion  not only enable patients to be more proactive in keeping themselves fit and healthy, these tech innovations are also underpinning the growth of consumerism in healthcare.   With data collected from medical devices – including wearables and other mHealth tools – becoming increasingly valuable for disease... Read more

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Cost-Effective HealthIT Solutions

2019 10 Sep

Data has become an important asset in today's digital world; moreover, increasing IT use and automation results in more of this asset being created. Interestingly, other industries pale in comparison with healthcare when it comes to the amount of data generated – ie, about a trillion gigabytes of data each year coming from a variety of sources such... Read more

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Bills, Claims and Analysis: Blockchain in Healthcare

2019 03 Sep

Increasing need to store and secure medical data, including sensitive patient information, is among key factors behind the expanded application of blockchain technology in healthcare. By 2025, it is estimated that global blockchain technology in healthcare market will be worth more than $1.636 billion.   This projection is contained in new research... Read more

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The Potential of Human Body Communication in mHealth

2019 30 Jul

Use of wearable devices such as smart watches, wristbands, remote sensors, medical devices and the like makes it easier for individuals to track their health and fitness. Moreover, wearables can transmit data that provider organisations can use in monitoring patient conditions and adherence to medication. Since this kind of connectivity and data... Read more

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Siemens Healthineers Cloud Platform 'teamplay' Awarded European Privacy Seal for Data Protection

2019 17 Jul

The cloud-based platform “teamplay” 1 by Siemens Healthineers, together with its applications teamplay Dose, teamplay Usage, teamplay Protocols, teamplay Images, and teamplay Images Research, has been awarded the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe). The European Privacy Seal was first granted to teamplay in 2016, and must be regularly renewed. The... Read more