NHS Highland’s innovative video consulting service NHS Near Me has been recognised by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. NHS Near Me has received this year’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety and Culture Technology Award for improving patient safety through the successful implementation of technology and culture change. The service provides outpatient consultations either at a patient’s home or at a local NHS Highland clinic and has been rolled out across the health board area over the last year.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit today announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working together to help drive timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) with the aim of improving earlier detection in individuals at increased risk of stroke.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has identified that some online pharmacies have supplied these high-risk medicines to patients without appropriate steps being taken by the pharmacy owner, prescriber, responsible pharmacist or other members of the team to check that the medicine being prescribed and dispensed was clinically appropriate for the patient.
Scottish researchers are developing a ‘bandage’ sensor to help detect how wounds are healing.
The first virtual consultation clinic in Scotland for patients receiving respiratory physiotherapy has begun operating.
This podcast is all about David’s career so far and the advice he would give others to achieve what he has but also about what community pharmacy can learn from the health tech market.
Hundreds of lives could be saved thanks to a ground-breaking new service which will help GPs to identify and correctly treat AF patients at risk of stroke.
The NHS is collaborating with Amazon to provide health information from the NHS website through voice-assisted technology.
A new campaign launched by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) encourages people to use everyday technology such as mobile phones and tablets to control and manage their own health, care and wellbeing.
“We started with a problem”, Clare Morrison, who is clinical health lead at NHS Highland, explains. “NHS Highland is a remote and rural health board, it covers 40% of the landmass of Scotland yet only has 8% of the population so it is a large area which is sparsely populated, and this really brings a couple […]