HALF OF UK ADULTS HAPPY TO BE DIAGNOSED THROUGH DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

47% are willing to be diagnosed digitally instead of face-to-face with their GP 67% would use wearable technology to monitor long-term medical conditions The majority already using healthcare technology report improved health 55% agree the NHS should provide free technology to help people play an active role in improving their health Almost half (47%) of UK adults would be happy to be diagnosed remotely through digital health technology rather...

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Patient data monitoring integrated into NHS services

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

As winter bites care homes are coming under increased pressure to support the NHS by providing a layer of intermediate care that will help reduce the burden on acute hospital services. Traditionally however care home residents experience 40-50%1 more emergency admissions and Accident & Emergency (A&E) attendances than the general population aged 75 and over, so any increased role has to be supported by improved patient management. Under...

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Alzheimer’s Research UK report highlights impact of dementia for carers

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Actress Phyllida Law tells of challenges of caring for her mother: “You couldn’t leave the house” Actress Phyllida Law – mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson – has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the challenges of caring for her, as Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a new report highlighting the heavy toll dementia takes on family carers. The report, Dementia in the Family: the impact on carers, comes as new polling...

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24,000 female heart patients missing out on vital cardiac rehabilitation

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Just 38% of women start rehabilitation following heart attack, angioplasty or surgery More than 24,000 female heart patients are missing out on crucial rehabilitation, putting them at risk of further heart attacks, according to a new report1 from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Just 38 per cent of female patients who have a heart attack, angioplasty or bypass surgery receive any cardiac rehabilitation. Analysis shows that cardiac...

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Emerging Mhealth security Risks for 2016

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Lisa Dalgleish, health and care solicitor at leading law firm BLM, looks into some of the challenges and liability risks resulting from the proliferation of digitalised healthcare and new technologies. The BBA, the trade association representing the UK banking sector, has reported that there are 9.6 million log-ins to internet banking every day and £2.9 million is moved by customers using banking apps every single week. Meanwhile, online retail...

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