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University of Manchester launches trial to monitor psychosis digitally

A smartphone app using digital data collection to predict if an individual will relapse into psychosis is set to be trialled across the UK in a £12.5 million study. The remote data collection system was developed by researchers at the University of Manchester. It combines active and passive symptom, emotional, […] The post University of Manchester launches trial to monit...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   1 day ago

Chatbot tech helps Lancashire and South Cumbria tackle patient waiting lists

Chatbot technology has been used across Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS to help tackle elective care waiting lists. The system guides patients through a series of questions to establish if their condition has changed, if they require treatment sooner, or if they no longer require treatment. Following a pilot with […] The post Chatbot tech helps Lancashire and South Cumbr...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   1 week ago

Co-Immunicate app created to help children understand respiratory viruses in Glasgow

The University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art and local primary school children in the city have co-created a new app, designed to help children learn more about respiratory viruses. Aimed at pupils between five and 11, Co-Immunicate uses augmented reality, quizzes and games to provide an interactive learning experience to […] The post Co-Immunicate app created to hel...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   2 weeks ago

Apple reveals medicine tracking tool

Apple has previewed a new range of health features, including a new atrial fibrillation history tracker, a new medications app, and a sleep stage tracker. Its new medications app will be available on Apple Watch and iPhone, to support individuals manage and track their medications, such as to create medications […] The post Apple reveals medicine tracking tool appeared fi...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   3 weeks ago

NICE recommend digital self-help programme Sleepio to treat insomnia

Digital self-help programme Sleepio has been recommended to treat insomnia by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The tool provides tailored digital cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), using tech such as AI to tailor its support through the app. A six-week self-help programme is used to […] The post NICE recommend digital self-hel...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   1 month ago

New patient access to GP records set for summer 2022 go-live

The programme that will see primary care patients access new entries in their own GP records if their practice uses the TPP or EMIS systems, is now set to go live by summer 2022. The change means GPIT system configuration will allow existing online users access to health information entered, including the ability to […] The post New patient access to GP records set fo...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   1 month ago

Report published on use of physio-supported self-management tools for musculoskeletal conditions

A private physiotherapy group, has published a report on the clinical outcomes, patient engagement, cost effectiveness and patient satisfaction among 1010 patients with musculoskeletal conditions using their physio-supported self-management app, Ascenti Reach. The app offers features such as digital triage, personalised video-led exercise plans and 24/7 clinician access through...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   2 months ago

Two trusts contract patient portal platform

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT are to partner with Wellola to deliver its new patient portal platform. The platform will support the trusts patient-facing services, providing the ability for patients to manage appointments, view their medical records and receive educational resources. At Birmingham Community the […] The post...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   2 months ago

New patient access to GP records now live

Primary care patients are now able to access new entries in their own GP records if their practice uses the TPP or EMIS systems. From this month the GPIT system configuration will allow existing online users access to health information entered, including the ability to view letters, free text and documents but not […] The post New patient access to GP records now live...

Health Tech Newspaper - HTN   2 months ago

But How Do I Remember? 

It’s common knowledge that our kidneys love water [unless you’re on dialysis]. It’s also common knowledge that many of us have problems combining the kidney and diabetic diets. In the United States, under Medicare you’re entitled to two hours of a dietician’s time per year if you have chronic kidney disease. Well, three the first […]...

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