Archive: 'Apr 2019' :

Presentations and video available now! On Wednesday 17 April 2019, the Digital Health Society and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports organized an Online Workshop on Interoperability in Maternity and Baby Care. During this workshop we dived into the interoperability aspects of maternity and baby care and explored how different regions across the […]

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> Legislation passed meaning EU workers can continue to practise in the UK even after a no-deal > Employment contracts will not need to be changed  EU workers will have their qualifications and registrations recognised whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, the health and social care secretary has announced. The government has […]

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Wearable devices and gadgets, which include smartwatches such as the Apple Watch, offer a lot of benefits for the user. They take technology into a new frontier with biometrics in order to help people be able to track their sleeping patterns, health (including heart rate) and other metrics while having a watch, alarm clock, personal […]

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Clinical teams are increasingly using WhatsApp to communicate amongst themselves but the tool is not safe in terms of data security and is ineffective in managing clinical workflow, warn Dr Harry Claireaux and colleagues Founded in 2009, WhatsApp (Mountain View, California, US) now has over one billion users.  In healthcare, WhatsApp is increasingly used to communicate within and […]

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Two healthcare stakeholders discuss the core lessons learned from a recent gathering of data analytics experts Last fall, high-level analytics executives from 13 healthcare organizations congregated in Chicago as part of the annual Scottsdale Institute Analytics Summit to share strategies, insights and challenges regarding key industry themes such as digital health strategy and consumer engagement. Executives at […]

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From left, Beam Therapeutics CEO John Evans and cofounders David Liu, J. Keith Joung and Feng Zhang. Beam had the largest fundraise among healthcare startups in March, raising $135 million in its Series B round. COURTESY OF BEAM THERAPEUTICS For the second month in a row venture capital fundraising among healthcare startups is down year-over-year, […]

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Apps claiming to effectively diagnose and manage mental health disorders are multiplying and their audience is growing, but does the science really support their claims? Findings from a new study in Nature Digital Medicine suggest that users should be cautious. Not only do few of the apps rely on real-world experience in their design, argues the study, […]

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SmartWork, a European project to design and create age-friendly living and working spaces, has just launched its website. SmartWork, which began in January 2019, is developing a suite of smart services in a Worker-Centric AI System for work ability sustainability. In other words, supporting ageing people to work for longer by unobtrusive sensing and monitoring of […]

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Background The Digital Health Society, DHS (https://thedigitalhealthsociety.com/), is an open multi-stakeholder network focusing on improving healthcare for all Europeans by better and smarter use of digital technologies. One of the main challenges in this field is getting the right information at the right place in a way that is safe, secure and everyone understands what […]

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