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Cloud computing in healthcare worth $10 billion by 2021, says Frost & Sullivan

Cloud computing in healthcare will be worth nearly $10 billion (approx. £7.5 billion) by 2021, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. The research looked at the levels of revenue generated by vendors offering cloud computing services to healthcare providers and analysed the major growth opportunities, challenges, business models and solutions found in the… Read More

The technology troubles of the NHS

Charlie de Montfort, consultant at Capgemini Consulting, discusses why tech initiatives need to work in collaboration with patients and NHS staff to tackle key challenges and drive value from digital solutions in healthcare The NHS has not developed the best reputation for utilising technology over the past few years. In 2013, the NHS abandoned a project focused on digitising… Read More

Brain surgery training using virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to help prospective brain surgeons train and see procedures in unprecedented detail. Surgeons training to work on the brain have typically struggled getting hands-on experience thanks to the inaccessibility of neurosurgery. Barts Health NHS Trust surgeon Alex Alamri and other clinicians at the Royal London Hospital recently conducted the… Read More

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