Latest health publications

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

NHSBT: Improved digital services creates time for compassion

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant, discusses the huge time and cost savings enabled by improved digital services at NHSBT… A ruthless focus on productivity and effective use of digital services has enabled NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the UK’s blood and organ donation service, to save the NHS about £80m a… Read More

AHSN Network: Improving patient care in the digital age

Liz Mear, Chief Executive at The Innovation Agency, discusses how new digital initiatives are driving critical improvements in healthcare… For Liz Mear, who heads up the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast, spreading innovative ways of working in health is key to improving patient care and driving efficiencies in the digital… Read More