digital health

NHSX to begin working in cancer and mental health

The UK's Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the launch of a pilot programme for the new NHSX, working with clinicians and policymakers in cancer and mental health. If successful, the approach will be rolled out across the NHS.
New NHSX to drive digital transformation of NHS
The UK's Department for Health is launching NHSX, a new unit with responsibility for setting national policy and developing best practice for NHS technology.
Alex Guest Tue, 19/02/2019 - 17:35

OneTouch blood glucose monitoring study demonstrates accuracy

The OneTouch Select Plus blood glucose monitoring system is the subject of a long-term study published this week in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (JDST), and demonstrates the accuracy of its readings.

Aetna and Apple partner on Attain digital health tracking app

Aetna, the health insurer, has collaborated with Apple to develop a new health app for its customers. Through the use of an Apple Watch, the Attain app will provide Aetna customers with personalised goals, track their daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions, and ultimately reward them for taking these actions to improve their well-being. 

NHS app begins public rollout
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has begun the public rollout of the NHS app, which provides online access to NHS services.
Alex Guest Wed, 23/01/2019 - 15:28

NHS Long Term Plan harnesses tech to prevent disease

The UK's NHS has today published its Long Term Plan, which sets out a vision to save half a million lives 'with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments' over the next decade. At the heart of the plans is the use of technology for a wide range of purposes from telehealth to genomic screening.