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  1. News Article
    Patients have come to avoidable harm after a large private provider failed to deliver thousands of medicine prescriptions, according to a report from the Care Quality Commission. Healthcare at Home, which is based in Staffordshire but provides NHS-funded care and medicine supplies to patients’ homes across the country, has been rated “inadequate” and placed in special measures. A report published today said inspectors found more than 10,000 patients missed a dose of their medicine between October and December 2020 due to problems caused by the introduction of a new information system
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    A triennial event featuring over 200 sessions all available on demand plus 800 papers on over 30 themes from healthcare ergonomics, organisational design and management to biomechanics and human modelling and simulation. The Executive Panel will address the Congress theme "HF/E in a Connected World" which raises urgent scientific and professional challenges concerning human interaction with technology in the era of automated and ubiquitous cyber-physical technologies. Register
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    The survey draws on 453 responses, submitted over February, March and early April 2021, during which time lockdown restrictions began to ease, and the rollout of COVID vaccines gathered pace. The vaccination programme in particular was a bright spot: patients mostly felt well informed and were easily able to make appointments, although a minority had less smooth experiences. Feedback on vaccination appointments was overwhelmingly positive. However, accessing GP services remains difficult for many, and patients overall do not regard remote consultations as an adequate replacement for
  4. News Article
    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT has launched a deaf digital inclusion project, to find the best practice for communicating with deaf and deafblind patients. The project will look at the barriers faced by the patients around digital communications, and how to help the staff become more deaf aware. The deaf and deafblind patients supported by the trust, their carers, staff, and members of deaf wellbeing groups and networks, are taking part in the project to help provide the best digital communications support to meet deaf patients’ needs. The project is led by the trust’s deaf s
  5. Content Article
    Professor Mike Bewick, England’s former national deputy medical director and board member of C2-Ai, Helen Hughes and Clive Flashman, Patient Safety Learning, and Richard Jones, chief strategy officer, C2-Ai, discuss the following top ten digital priorities in this Digital Health article: Strengthen digital literacy. Automation. Investment. Better access to centrally sourced and patient-generated data. Adopt patient safety standards and embed these into new technologies, especially AI. Build safety more strongly into the user experience. Patient safety
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    1. Regulating adaptive AI algorithms Where an AI tool quickly adapts to reflect its environment and the context in which it operates, the AI may “reinforce those harmful biases such as discriminating based on one’s ethnicity and/or gender”. These will further exacerbate existing health inequalities and place certain patients at a disadvantage. It is important that the ground rules for these AI tools include firm parameters that seek to prioritise patient safety. A bit like Asimov’s Zeroth Law, ”a robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm”. 2. Hackin
  7. News Article
    SilverCloud, a digital mental health platform, has launched a new COVID-19 support programme – ‘Space from COVID-19’ – which it has made free and available to everyone in the UK over the age of 18 years, indefinitely. The company hopes to improve access to digital mental health services during the pandemic and beyond, to help shoulder some of the demand that now faces health services in the UK and across the globe. SilverCloud’s new programme brings together a suite of digital resources and support that will assist users in managing and improving their mental health and wellbeing, s
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    In this webinar, Dr Sam Shah, Chief Clinical Digital Advisor, ORCHA, will be joined by Ellie Bryant, Senior Innovation Consultant, Macmillan Cancer Support; Amanda Begley, co-founder and National Director for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) and Director of Innovation and Implementation, UCL Partners and Dr Tom Micklewrigh. The webinar will discuss: The findings from ORCHA's latest report: Digital Health for Cancer Services. The Macmillan Cancer Support Curated Content project working with ORCHA. The opportunity for innovation in the cancer pathway. Examples of
  9. Content Article
    Throughout the pandemic, NHS teams adopted new technologies to ensure as many patients as possible could get the care they need. Digital health offers a wealth of features such as patient-reported outcome collection, remote monitoring and self-management in real time. There is growing evidence of the benefit to integrating digital into routine supportive care in oncology practice to provide improved patient-centered care. So to extend support again now, digital health should continue to be part of the solution. But which technologies should teams choose to be part of a smart digital found
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    That throbbing headache just won’t go away and your mind is racing about what may be wrong. But Googling your symptoms may not be as ill-advised as previously thought. Although some doctors often advise against turning to the internet before making the trudge up to the clinic, a new study suggests that using online resources to research symptoms may not be harmful after all – and could even lead to modest improvements in diagnosis. Using “Dr Google” for health purposes is controversial. Some have expressed concerns that it can lead to inaccurate diagnoses, bad advice on where to seek
  11. News Article
    The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has launched a new positioning statement to call for a Digital Midwife in every maternity service in the next 12 months. The trade union, which represents the majority of practising midwives, has called for every trust to recruit or train Digital Midwives to lead on digital transformation programmes and ensure systems that are introduced are interoperable. The RCM has said it’s not just a call for investment but a need to ‘drive forward digital transformation and clinical informatics of maternity care’. Hermione Jackson, RCM Digital Advisor,
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    A panel discussion set to uncover the secrets for creating a winning business case and managing your stakeholders effectively. Panel, all of whom have a wealth of experience with business cases: Jonathan Hazan, Chairman of Patient Safety Learning Hayley Grafton, CNIO at The Royal Marsden Suraya Quadir, Senior Pharmacist at The Royal Marsden Emma James, Associate Director of Finance - Procurement at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Register
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    The NHS Covid symptom checker has been criticised by a study which found it may not pick up some people who are seriously ill. By being told to stay at home rather than consult a doctor, they may not receive treatment quickly enough. NHS Digital says the 111 online service, used more than 3.9 million times in the past year, is not a diagnostic tool. The symptom checker has been constantly revised and updated, it adds. The NHS 111 online Covid symptom checker asks a series of set questions about symptoms in order to offer people advice on their condition and what to do next. The
  14. Content Article
    Areas and scenarios covered in the eyecare playbook include examples of digital tools and solutions to help with communication, improving referrals, setting up virtual clinics, remote consultations and self-monitoring, as well as sharing clinical data and images. A step-by-step, recommended eye care pathway is also featured covering stages from primary care, referrals and diagnostics, through to outpatients and day surgery, and finally, community care and supported self-care. Some of the innovative case studies featured include examples from: NHS Grampian’s Eye Health Network
  15. News Article
    A regulator has admitted “concerns” over the software Babylon Healthcare uses in one of its digital health solutions and is exploring how to address this. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority’s (MHRA) concerns relate to Babylon’s symptom checker “chatbot” tool. This is used by thousands of patients, including those registered with digital primary care practice GP at Hand. Two senior figures within the agency set out the MHRA’s concerns about the tool in a letter, seen by HSJ, which was sent to consultant oncologist David Watkins following a meeting between the p
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