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Artificial intelligence to help detect early stage skin cancer

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning software are being used by researchers to help detect the earlier stages of skin cancer. Teams at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, and the Sunnybrook Research Institute are using AI to detect melanoma skin cancer through the analysis of thousands of images. The machine learning software was… Read More

Digitising the NHS: Creating a single source of truth

Andrew Morrison, managing director for Xerox UK and Ireland, discusses why creating a single shared system is critical to the ongoing progression of the NHS… With the digitisation of the NHS in full swing, steady strides are being taken towards a paper-lite system. The recent ransomware cyber-attack, however, raises questions about the institution’s paperless ambitions…. Read More

The challenges surrounding patient data sharing

A two-year project called Understanding Patient Data has been launched by the Wellcome Trust to support better conversations with the public about the uses of their health information. ‘Our starting point is that it’s incredibly important to be able to make better use of patient data to deliver better care, improve our health, and services… Read More

Mobile health apps – do they have a future?

Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO at Orcha, asks whether mobile health is the digital solution the healthcare industry has been waiting for… There are currently 172,000 mhealth (mobile health) apps available to download from the internet but we are not yet systematically using them to manage or improve our health. It was this frustration that prompted Liz… Read More

Why digital platforms are delivering higher quality home care

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, co-founder at the NHS Innovation Accelerator, speaks on the opportunity to deliver more efficient care services through innovative digital solutions… An aspiring new home care start-up is using technology and digitalisation to deliver more efficient, high-quality services. ‘Our ambition is to transform the social care sector in this country,’ says Dr Mahiben Maruthappu,… Read More