Health Technology

Is Tech The Unexplored Frontier For Mental Health Services?

Daria Kantor | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech
Daria Kantor

The question "How are you feeling?" is one of the more common enquiries we're likely to get. Yet, it's often harder to open up about real emotions, especially when we're struggling, than it is to discuss our physical health.

How Technology Can Enable Us To Live A Healthier Lifestyle

Martin Blinder | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech
Martin Blinder

Helpfully, today we have a new generation of digital health technologies that not only offer consumer friendly features, but more importantly, have been designed with a deep understanding of the human condition, to make it easy for people to adopt healthy behaviours - empowering anybody with a smartphone to manage their own health, without the need to visit a healthcare professional.

Trust Me, I'm A Doctor: Dealing With Data In The New Digital Health Age

Justin Westcott | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Tech
Justin Westcott

It's also important to recognise that many of the processes we're discussing involve behaviour changes for both practitioners and the public. For the public in particular, we can't expect them to become accustomed to it all overnight. The NHS and wider healthcare and technology organisations need to focus on working together to gradually change behaviour.

The Future Of Joint Replacement Lies In 3D Printing

Ian McDermott | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Ian McDermott

Now, the way to look at that is not just a 10 to 15% increase in happy patients from 80% with a standard off-the-shelf knee to 95% with a custom-made prosthesis; that's actually a two-thirds reduction (from 15% down to just 5%) in unhappy patients, which is massive.

The Role Of Health Technology In Lessening Pressures On The NHS

Professor Malcolm Horne | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Malcolm Horne

In fact, health technology is already stepping up to the mark in many areas, by improving our ability to monitor, measure and record symptoms, medication compliance and patient outcomes. Combined with the power of advanced analytics and patient-friendly interfaces, these technologies promise major benefits.

Healthtech For Good: Living Better With A Long-Term Illness

Tamara Rajah | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Tamara Rajah

We're so familiar with the wellness tech for the well - trackers and monitors for every measurable body signal. It's time for the similar tidal wave for the chronically ill. It's looking very hopeful. There are four things I'm most excited about making a big difference to everyday life:

Bad Data Is Bad For Your Health

Claire Woodcock | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Woodcock

Biases can only be fixed if you're aware of them, yet the clinicians who may have learned from past research are not the people who develop algorithms. How can we expect a programmer with a Computer Science degree to recognise that the data he is looking at is biased?

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 20.07.2017 | 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 26.05.2017 | 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 19.05.2017 | 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...