Tech Trends

EHRs to AI: The evolving landscape of healthcare IT  

Headquartered in North America, Hyland Healthcare provides a Healthcare Content Services framework that allows all unstructured patient content to be securely captured, accessed and managed through core clinical and administrative systems. Jamey Baszuk, AVP...

2024 healthcare predictions  

As we kick off 2024, Wayne Miller, Director, EMEA Healthcare Practice, Zebra Technologies, tells us the biggest healthcare predictions for the year ahead.  1. The progression of the retail-isation of healthcare    When it comes to the...

NHS staff call for ‘long overdue’ investment in HealthTech 

According to new research from BT, NHS staff have joined a chorus of voices calling for the rapid rollout of digital technology to tackle growing wait times for diagnosis and treatment, as concerns mount around existing targets to reduce hospital waiting...

What technology will make the PM’s ‘Smoke-free’ generation possible and what technology may prevent the objective? 

In October 2023, UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, announced the new legislation to create a smoke-free generation.  The legislation will make it an offence to sell tobacco products to anyone born on or after January 1, 2009. In effect, the law will stop...

Middle Eastern healthcare and a new era of open innovation 

Like the rest of the world, countries in the Middle East are facing an ever-growing number of healthcare challenges, from managing an ageing population to tackling mental health and inequity in access to healthcare and medicine to the rise of infectious...

Mercy launches AI-driven texting programme to prevent chemo-related hospitalisations 

Chemotherapy is a lifesaving treatment for many cancer patients, but the side effects can lead to hospitalisations. Named The Chen Chemotherapy Model after lead data scientist Jiajing Chen, the new AI-driven texting platform is proving valuable at keeping...

Samsung Health taps b.well Connected Health platform  

Samsung Health will use the b.well Connected Health platform to transform how consumers manage their health and engage with healthcare solutions and services. This new offering will enable Samsung Health users to create a longitudinal health record, receive...

Editor’s Question: Should we consider self-diagnoses’ through commoditised technology a power or a failure?

Everyone has done it. A quick search on a headache spirals into Dr Google informing us we are not long for this world or an influencer informing us that we must have a serious mental health condition due to our sleeping habits. With so much pressure on...

Ibex Medical Analytics secures US$55 million in Series C funding for AI cancer diagnostics 

Ibex Medical Analytics (Ibex) is transforming cancer diagnostics with AI-powered solutions that help pathologists improve the quality of diagnosis and support laboratories with enhanced efficiency and better turnaround times. Cancer incidence is rising...

Harnessing biometric technology to combat underage vaping 

Vaping has seen a massive surge in popularity in many countries over the past few years, with teenage use accelerating, shops selling vapes illegally without conducting appropriate and effective age checks is a contributing factor. We speak to Andrew...

SCAN4SAFETY: The Government’s mandate for NHS adoption of barcode technology  

The Government’s mandate for the NHS to barcode high-risk medical devices is an incredibly positive step. Implementing barcode technology throughout NHS workflows and efficiently and accurately sending data to the national mandatory Medical Device...

Tampa General Hospital and Navina to bring its transformative AI to primary care physicians 

Navina, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered platform that transforms large amounts of patient data into actionable primary care, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH), a 1,040-bed, not-for-profit, academic medical centre and one of the largest...