September 26, 2018
Focus on Innovation
In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
September 24, 2018
Silicon Valley-area big data analytics company Palantir Technologies, founded by Peter Thiel, has signed a $7 million contract with the National Institutes of Health to supply its software platform to the organization.
Specifically, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCAT) and its related groups will be using the tech to automatically aggregate research data...
(L to R) Dr. Anthony Chang, David King, Matt Menning, Dr. Steven Lane, and Dr. Eric Louie speak on a panel at Health 2.0.
September 21, 2018
Big data, machine learning, and interoperability are all topics we’ve been hearing about for many years in health tech. But in fact these banner ideas are deeply intertwined with one another. Machine learning requires a certain amount and type of big data — and interoperability plays a large role in whether or not researchers can gain access to the data they need to train models effectively.
August 16, 2018
Cambridge, England-based health tech company Healthera has raised $3.8 million (£3 million) in a Series A funding round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures, with participation from Cambridge Enterprise and Future Care Capital, to accelerate its expansion across the UK and ‘triple the size of [its] commercial force’, according to Managing Director Martin Hao.
Healthera’s solution, already listed...
August 15, 2018
Former Skyscanner Chief Technology Officer Dr Alistair Hann has joined NHS Scotland to help build a national digital platform aiming to improve access to information for both citizens and health and care staff and remove interoperability barriers.
In his new role as CTO of the NHS Digital Service, based within NHS Education for Scotland, Dr Hann will work with Geoff Huggins, Director of Health...
August 14, 2018
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has expressed an intention to create a new centre for data science that would provide the resources required to improve understanding of heart and circulatory disease and position the UK as a global leader in the field, in collaboration with Health Data Research UK (HDR UK).
The BHF says the new centre will forge partnerships with key NHS stakeholders, including...
July 18, 2018
London-based health tech start-up Digital Surgery has announced this week that it has developed and demonstrated a groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) system to guide surgical teams in the operating room (OR).
The innovation is said to be paving the way for how AI and associated technologies will help clinicians deliver ‘safer surgeries’ in the future, according to Dr Jean Nehme, Digital...
June 10, 2018
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined ambitions to position the UK ‘at the forefront’ of the Artificial Intelligence revolution in healthcare.
The comments were made during a speech in London today, marking the announcement that NHS England’s budget would increase by an average of 3.4% each year until 2023/24 to ‘keep pace with growing pressures’, ahead of its 70th anniversary, in a deal...
May 17, 2018
The power of data is often overlooked in the wider context of the NHS when compared to technological innovation and advancements in medicine but having access to the right data at the right time can help to make those informed decisions that save lives.
Our data strategy aims to revolutionise the way technology, data and information are used to transform the delivery of England’s health and...
April 11, 2018
The NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has launched a partnership with the Life Sciences Hub Wales to accelerate uptake of innovation across the health and care sector.
Known as the Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW) network, the collaboration will initially run for two years.
The NWIS will provide the technical platform, while the Life Sciences Hub will organise a series of events to...