Health Technology

Geography Is No Longer A Barrier To Safe Surgical Care

Jean Nehme | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jean Nehme

What all of these efforts demonstrate - those by Touch Surgery, and doctors the world over - is the power of technology to help us break down the geographical barriers to raising the standard of surgery everywhere. Surgery at its core is about people and the unique encounter between a patient who needs help and a surgical team entrusted to deliver care.

Surgical Performance - What Can We Learn From Sport?

Jean Nehme | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Jean Nehme

Every surgeon I know wants to be the best and deliver the best outcomes for their patients. One of the questions that I'm often asked as a ex-surgical...

Sorry, But I'm Not Sure I'm Ready To Use My Smartphone As A Health Assistant

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Today I considered adding my own information to this app, but somehow I just don't feel comfortable sharing my vital stats with a faceless app, yet. Maybe that's where Babylon Health and Push Doctor come into play - they bridge the gap between tech and health with at least some form of human contact.

Luck Is A Skill: Written Medicine's Research Paradox 1

Murtada Alsaif | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Murtada Alsaif

One of the biggest differences between health tech and other tech is that health tech is always pressed for data to prove effectiveness. But where do you get data from if you are advocating for something that is actually novel? Does not one necessarily preclude the other?

How Baby Boomers Will Change Our Healthcare System

Marek Sacha | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Marek Sacha

As members of the baby boom generation get older and reach retirement age, they present an increasing challenge for our health care system. Higher dem...

Health Tech: a Trend That's Set to Stay

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

n forward thinking entrepreneurs that are willing to disrupt and change our current system. As each innovation wave generates more data, disruption-cycle times will shorten, thereby forcing all players in the health care ecosystem to address inefficiency as they compete on quality and value creation

Saving Lives With the Tech That Saved Our Son

Adrian Perry | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Tech
Adrian Perry

PulseGuard successfully alerted us to every one of Tom's seizures within the first two years of trials. Whilst talking to Tom's consultants, other Epilepsy professionals and parents, it was very clear that a lot of people were interested in having an alarm system that seemed to be as accurate as it was proving, but this would mean throwing everything we had into it.

Is More Technology Always Healthy?

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Health Technology is a perfect litmus test for every other sector. Healthcare cannot do without technology and cannot deliver better results without advancing technology. The twist however, is that much of what goes on is life-critical, so tech used must work nigh perfectly pre-implementation.

Baby Boomers and the Future of Health Care

Luis Alvarez | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

In the UK, the NHS talks about putting "patients in the driving seat of their care". Wearable technology, smart devices and online services are the tools we need to make that happen. And we baby boomers are going to be just fine with that.

It's Old Age, Jim, but Not as We Know It...

Jeroen Tas | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

This year in fact, out of a global population of 7 billion, there are 900 million people over the age of 60. This figure is expected to rise to 2.4 billion by 2050, meaning that we will soon be living in a world with more old people than children, with many at a more advanced age than ever before.

Connections that will Transform the Future of Healthcare

Jeroen Tas | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

Crossing fingers in the hope that budgets and system efficacy will improve is not an option. The system as it stands offers patients' limited opportunities for self-management and resources are stretched evermore thinly.

For the Love of Health Tech

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech
Natasha Chowdory

Everyone talks about going to the gym and eating healthy etc etc. But these things just seem to require so much effort. While I do all of the above, in the last year or so, because of my crazy schedule I've been thinking of ways that I can supplement what I do. Enter - health tech!!

Japanese Firm Develops Wearable Nano-Fabric To Monitor Your Heart-Rate

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

A Japanese firm has developed a high-tech fabric which contains nanofibres which can monitor your heartrate. Mobile network NTT Docomo worked with ...

Poorna Bell

Movember: Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse Says - 'Get Yourself Tested For Prostate Cancer'

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse MBE may be better known for stomping around menacingly issuing orders to kill, but when it comes to prostate cancer he h...

Prostate Cancer Test 'Accurately Distinguishes More Aggressive Forms Of Disease'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new genetic test has been developed that accurately distinguishes between "pussycat" and "tiger" forms of prostate cancer. By providing a reliabl...

Cancer Risk 'Can Be Determined By Single Symptoms', Thanks To New Software

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new computer programme can alert family doctors when they need to send patients for cancer tests, researchers have said. The software can determi...