digitalhealth

Using e-health to support the challenges of an ageing population: The University of Warwick

Using e-health to support the challenges of an ageing population

The University of Warwick

Published, 22 June 2018

This University of Warwick article finds that a lack of in-depth research on how e-health interventions can be deployed to support ageing populations is blocking the effective deployment of these technologies.

The article systematically reviewed available literature on using e-health to support ageing populations and found that little is known regarding system-wide changes required in implementing transformative active ageing interventions.

Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research : Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Published, May 2018

This report explores how AI is currently being used in healthcare and its potential future uses.

The report identifies AI being used as part of clinical care to detect diseases as well as in patient facing applications such as health assessment apps. It highlights that AI can be used to drive innovation in the healthcare sector but there ethical issues such as safety and transparency which must be considered.

Review and analysis of the digital health sector and skills for Scotland : Digital Health and Care Institute

Review and analysis of the digital health sector and skills for Scotland

Digital Health and Care Institute

Published, 1 May 201

The Digital Health and Care Institute has explored Scotland's digital health sector and how it can ensure there is a sufficient supply of skilled workers.

Eight recommendations are made to increase and maintain the number of skilled workers in order to improve the provision of digital health in Scotland.

Powerful patients, paperless systems : Centre for Policy Studies

Powerful patients, paperless systems: How new technology can renew the NHS

Centre for Policy Studies

Published, 1 May 2018

This Centre for Policy Studies report examines how the NHS can gain more efficiency by shedding outdated technology.

The report recommends that the NHS move from a system of paper-first to digital-first, build a network of apps to improve healthcare services and draw on the cost savings from automation.

Ethical, social and political challenges of artificial intelligence in health : Future Advocacy

Ethical, social and political challenges of artificial intelligence in health

Future Advocacy

Published, 6 April 2018

This Future Advocacy report describes the ethical, social and political challenges posed by the use of AI in health and medical research.

This report underlines the importance of consent, fairness and rights in addressing the challenges posed by AI to health and care.

WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS : National Audit Office

Investigation: WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS

National Audit Office

Published, 24 April 2018

The National Audit Office releases an updated report on the reasons why NHS data were compromised by hackers through the WannaCry computer virus in May 2017. The investigation covers the period immediately before the attack and several months following.

The report highlights lessons learned from the incident including that relatively simple actions could have protected a number of computer systems and that response plans and communication plans should be put in place now to overcome the challenges faced by any future cyber breaches.