Re:Cognition Health and MYndspan improve access to brain healthcare

A collaboration between Re:Cognition Health and MYndspan is helping to improve access to data-driven insights into brain health, for patients across London.

The partnership will see MYndspan’s technology used at Re:Cognition Health’s London clinic, which can help assess and measure brain health in under an hour.

The 45-minute service is powered by a non-invasive scanning technology called magnetoencephalography (MEG). MEG is capable of measuring electrical signals between neurons in order to create a detailed map of brain activity. Alongside this, the service also uses app-based games to test cognitive function.

Dr Emer MacSweeney, CEO of Re:Cognition Health Ltd and consultant neuroradiologist, said: “MYndspan’s data-driven quantification of brain health using MEG technology is ground-breaking. Our brain and mind experts at Re:Cognition Health are confident MYndspan’s data-led insights will not only help to inform the care we provide for our patients, but also empower individuals with their own data.

“A better understanding

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Acxiom launches HCP Engage to engage healthcare professionals

Pharma data intelligence firm Acxiom is working with Treasure Data to launch HCP Engage – a platform that connects data from disparate sources and offers pharmaceutical marketers an easy, no-code way of delivering on personalisation efforts.

The marketing platform is designed to help pharma companies make deeper connections with healthcare professionals in a way that can improve patient outcomes.

The company says it aims to cut through the noise that is typically part of healthcare professionals (HCP)’s day when they’re trying to research healthcare advancements and new medications.

HCP Engage is claimed to allow pharma marketers to build a unified HCP view that is based on engagement history, demographics and interactions with content. With that unified customer view Treasure Cloud’s Customer Data Cloud then helps marketers to build HCP audiences based on product, behavioural and HCP insights.

The final step is to activate that data across marketing platforms, including web,

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Microbial Fuel Cell Powers Ingestible Devices

Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a microbial fuel cell that can power ingestible devices, such as cameras, that can detect health issues in the gastrointestinal tract, and specifically within the small intestine. The fuel cell contains dormant Bacillus subtilis endospores that only germinate and become active when they encounter nutrient-rich intestinal fluid. Another check on activity is a pH-sensitive membrane that only allows the fuel cell to activate when it reaches the neutral pH of the small intestine. The technology may provide an alternative to conventional batteries that could pose a health risk if they began to leak or became damaged in the body.

How can we monitor the intestine? One option is an ingestible camera in the form of a pill that once swallowed will pass down the gastrointestinal tract and provide invaluable images of those difficult-to-reach areas. While this solution is elegant, finding a way to reliably

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Graphnet digital ReSPECT plan receives accreditation

A Graphnet digital version of the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) has been accredited for use.

As a result, an individual’s emergency care and treatment plan will be available – in real-time – as part of the CareCentric Shared Care Record. Having ReSPECT available in a digital format means that clinicians and health and care teams can access and view it at any time.

A ReSPECT plan details personalised recommendations for clinical care and treatment in the event of the patient not being able to communicate this for themselves. It may include what matters most to the patients, as well as what is realistic in terms of their care and treatment.

Graphnet has worked closely with the Resuscitation Council to create a digitised version of the current 3.5 version of the paper-based ReSPECT plan. The digital plan can be stored and accessed within the Care

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Solent NHS Trust trials virtual wards with Doccla tech

Solent NHS Trust is piloting digital wards in conjunction with Doccla, offering patients with frailty personalised care to help reduce hospital admissions.

The new virtual wards will be available to patients across Portsmouth and Southampton with suspected or known frailty. Patients are closely monitored and reviewed daily from their own home, once accepted into the virtual wards programme. Treatment is adjusted when needed and the service is fully integrated with SystmOne.

Doccla’s technology is delivered through a mobile app and clinical dashboard through a provided device.

Solent NHS Trust chief medical officer Dr Dan Baylis said: “We are really excited to be piloting this type of virtual wards in Portsmouth and Southampton with the digital expertise of Doccla. 

“Virtual wards, running across the country, provide a suitable and safe alternative to hospital care. The use of technology is largely untapped to date in terms of this patient group, so

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Belt Monitors Heart Failure Patients

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have developed a belt that can monitor heart failure patients for signs of disease progression. The wearable device measures heart rate, thoracic impedance, electrocardiogram, and motion, all of which can provide information on a heart failure patient’s status and potentially enable early detection of disease exacerbation. So far, the researchers have tested the device in a variety of everyday contexts, including routine activities, such as sitting, lying, standing, and walking, and found that it performs quite well. The researchers hope that the technology could help to reduce hospital readmission for heart failure patients by highlighting issues before they get worse.

Over six million people in the US live with heart failure. The condition can be debilitating and life altering, and is progressive. Many heart failure patients must undergo repeat hospital admission as their condition deteriorates. Finding a way to monitor such patients while they are

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Why It Is Essential For Teachers To Understand Child Growth Levels

Health TechnologyHealthcare IT phase presently seeks for enchancment within the supply of care to sufferers. TA methodology drew upon quite a lot of analytical, evaluative, and planning strategies. Amongst these have been methods evaluation, value-benefit analysis, consensus growth strategies (e.g., Delphi technique), engineering feasibility research, clinical trials, market analysis, technological forecasting, and others. TA practitioners and policymakers acknowledged that TA is evolving, versatile, and must be tailored to the task ( US Congress, Office of Technology Evaluation 1977 ). Field I-2 exhibits varied definitions of TA.

By means of using know-how in medical research, scientists have been capable of study illnesses on a mobile degree and produce antibodies towards them. These vaccines towards life-threatening ailments like malaria, polio, MMR, and more forestall the spread of disease and save thousands of lives all around the globe. In actual fact, the World Well being Group estimates that vaccines save about 3 million lives … Read more

Cera trials AI voice assistant to reduce hospital admissions

An AI voice assistant healthcare model, ‘Siri for care’, is being trialled by Cera, in a bid to reduce visits to A&E departments.

The AI technology will regularly track patients’ symptoms through a series of questions, to help spot any signs of health deterioration. This is done with automated phone calls to patients using an empathetic, human-like assistant.

The medically-validated questions will be analysed using machine learning tools to monitor health conditions and identify any significant changes. If there are any concerns noted it will send an alert to carers prompting them to arrange a doctor’s appointment where necessary.

Dr Ben Maruthappu, CEO and co-founder of Cera, said: “An automated phone call could save a call to emergency services – critical when staff burnout and waiting lists are at an all-time high – by monitoring health deteriorations through smart machine learning.

“As it’s powered by artificial intelligence, this programme offers

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Digital Health Unplugged: 2022 Year in Review

In the final Unplugged of 2022, Digital Health CEO and editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma hosts a bumper special episode to review the past 12 months in the sector.

Hoeksma is joined by the three chairs of the Networks Advisory Panels – CCIO Chair James Reed, CIO Chair Lisa Emery and CNIO Chair Sarah Hanbridge – as well as Marcus Baw, portfolio GP and clinical informatics and GP IT consultant, and Joe McDonald, retired NHS psychiatrist and peripatetic medical director at Sleepstation, SARD JV, Ethical Healthcare Consulting and Parsek Health.

They each discuss their personal Digital Health highlights of 2022, the most overhyped things this year in the sector, the lowlights and things they would leave behind and 2023 ambitions, plus plenty more.

Thank you to everyone who has listened to Digital Health Unplugged this year, we hope you have enjoyed the episodes and we look forward to more podcasts in 2023!

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TPP boss Hester takes pot shot at ‘artificially inflated’ hospital EPR prices

Frank Hester, CEO of TPP, has accused NHS bosses of wasting hundreds of millions on over-priced IT systems, claiming that his company offers ‘another way’.

In an open letter he takes a pot shot at ‘epic price tags’, an apparent thinly veiled reference to the US electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic.

He goes on to claim that “for years, costs for hospital EPRs have been artificially inflated”.

In the open letter on Twitter the TPP boss catalogues the financial pressures the NHS faces and says over-priced IT is diverting hundreds of millions from patient care.

“What if there were another way?”, the letter asks, and then goes on to extol an alternative from TPP: “An IT system that won a HIMSS 2022 best solution award but costs a fraction of the international competition. A system designed for patient care, not billing”.

The letter continues: “A system that empowers, rather

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