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NHS England drives open source healthcare services with new CIC

NHS England has announced a new open source community interest company (CIC) to manage the roll-out of an electronic patient record system and to help spark further incorporation of digital health and care solutions across the service. Three NHS Trust hospitals, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Blackpool… Read More

Google to start highlighting accurate health facts in search results

Google has announced today that it will be displaying direct answers to health queries in related search results, adding further information to its Knowledge Graph.   According to a post on its Official Blog, Google reported that one out of every 20 searches seeks medical and well-being information. The new feature is expected to launch… Read More

Smart clothing to overtake wristbands in war of the wearables

Fitness wristbands are expected to peak over the next year before starting a gradual decline, a Gartner report has claimed. Wearable bands have dominated the consumer tech market this year, with sales expected to rocket over Christmas. Currys has predicted that the Samsung Gear Fit will be the number one technology gift over the festive period…. Read More

Ebola: Big data and social networks may hold potential to curbing epidemic

Head of the UN Ebola mission, Anthony Banbury, has warned that the world is slipping behind in the race to contain the epidemic, with deaths exceeding 9,000 last week and thousands of new cases predicted by December, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). “It is running faster than us, and it is winning the race,”… Read More

Facebook to develop digital healthcare apps and services

Reuters has reported this morning that Facebook are planning to step into the healthcare world with a range of health tracking applications and platforms, following Apple and Google’s lead. Sources close to the company revealed that meetings with medical experts and entrepreneurs had been held at Facebook to discuss the launch of a new department which… Read More