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  • Pacemakers, defibrillators are potentially hackable
    Posted on February 20, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    (Reuters Health) - Heart devices that use software or wireless communications may be vulnerable to hacker attacks that could cause life-threatening malfunctions, U.S. cardiologists say. […]

  • ‘Bucket lists’ might help with end-of-life discussions
    Posted on February 20, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    (Reuters Health) - Sharing your “bucket list” could be easier than discussing end-of-life medical preferences, and it might be just as useful to your physician, researchers suggest. […]

  • Popular push for Austrian smoking ban gathers pace
    Posted on February 20, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    VIENNA (Reuters) - More than 200,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, campaign organisers said - using one of the new right-wing government's signature policies to undermine another. […]

  • Genes might not predict success of low-fat or low-carb diet
    Posted on February 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    (Reuters Health) - People who try to avoid junk food may lose similar amounts of weight on a low-carb or low-fat diet even when their genetics suggest that one of these options should be better for them, a U.S. study found. […]

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  • IVF rates on NHS has fallen
    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Figures show the provision of free IVF on the NHS in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2004.Fertility Fairness says there has been a steady decline in the number of providers offering the recommended three cycles of treatment.The NHS says it does not have "unlimited resources". National Institute for health and Care Excellence guidelines say women aged under 40 should be... […]

  • Major IT crash causes 'critical incident'
    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 10:18 am

    A major IT fault at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has left it unable to report pathology tests for nearly a week.The hardware failure caused the collapse of the trust’s Telepath pathology system, which has remained offline despite efforts to recover it.The trust has been forced to declare a "critical" internal incident – the second highest level below "potential service failure&quot... […]

  • Face-down restraint being used in mental health wards
    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop, face-down physical restraint, which can restrict a patient's breathing, is still being used in mental health wards in England.In 2013/14, 22.4% of recorded incidents of restraints were face-down, falling to 18.5% by 2015/16.Some healthcare trainers say face-down restraint can sometimes be the only appropriate way of keeping staff and patients s... […]

  • Mental health support service launched for children
    Posted on April 21, 2016 at 7:22 am

    The Department for Education and Department of Health have launched a new interactive resource, MindEd, in a bid to tackle rising concerns about mental illnesses in young people.This resource is for concerned children and their families to seek help.  &nbs […]

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  • Filestream's EDMS supports GDPR compliance and rapid business growth at Kingsley Healthcare
    Posted on February 16, 2018 at 10:50 am

    File Stream integrates with DocuSign to provide a digital signature and contract exchange solution for patients and staff EDMS provides annual cost savings of £50,000 compared to paper-based processesFebruary 16, 2018 – Filestream announces that Kingsley Healthcare, a Lowestoft-based care homes group, is using the latest version of its enterprise document management software (EDMS) to ensure GDPR compliance and support the business expected to double in size over the next five years. With revenues today... Source: RealWir […]

  • Self-Service Success Drives New Functionality For Halton Housing's Customer App
    Posted on November 22, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Halton Housing has significantly extended the functionality of its customer self-service app following its highly successful launch. Halton Housing is a registered not for profit housing association, managing 7,000 homes in the Cheshire towns of Widnes and Runcorn. As part of its Digital First strategy, the organisation has worked closely with Aareon (, using its 1st Touch software to develop the self-service customer app along with a website portal and mobile working for its workforce.... Source: RealWir […]

  • Knee Tracker™ wins place at UK's leading innovation show
    Posted on October 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Knee Tracker Ltd, a company from Lancashire has won a place in an exhibition of the most game-changing innovations from businesses across the country at the UK’s leading innovation show in November.Knee Tracker™ was one of 100 companies nationwide to be selected to exhibit its innovation to over 2,500 businesses at Innovate 2017 on November 8th and 9th at the NEC, Birmingham.Knee Tracker Ltd is a medical technology company specialising in mobile applications that motivate... Source: RealWir […]

  • Thenue Housing Association Launches New “Self Service App”
    Posted on March 22, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Thenue Housing has launched an exciting digital “app” which will provide a new way for customers to engage with the Association. The totally free Self-Service app uses the latest software from 1st Touch ( to offer a range of services via phones or tablets. Thenue is hailing the app as “great digital advance” and says it is part of its Digital Strategy to ensure that people can contact the Association as easily as possible. Thenue... Source: RealWir […]