App launched to promote collaboration in Digital Healthcare
Written by Dyan Owen
Led by a serial entrepreneur and a leading life sciences expert, D Health’s goal is to accelerate growth in the digital healthcare sector, which it believes is vital to delivering sustainable health and care services for the future.
The D Health App generates a live newsfeed based on the reader’s position in the supply chain using the web’s most reputable sources. This enables professionals such as GPs, investors and developers to stay informed of the latest and most relevant sector news.
Dr Steven Dodsworth, CEO at D Health commented: “Digital healthcare incorporates so many market segments - telemedicine, telehealth, telecare, E-Health, M-Health, Health IT, Assisted Living – it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the industry’s news.
“This is a problem as it means that those involved in the supply chain struggle to keep on top of the latest issues affecting their industry. Despite projections, the digital healthcare market isn’t growing as rapidly as it should be, and we believe collaboration between the various supply chain groups is key to ensuring digital healthcare delivers the benefits it’s capable of.
“The D Health App is a first step towards building wider awareness and creating links between the various players in the sector. The more users it has the more content it will generate, so we look forward to seeing it grow into a leading hub for industry news.”
The App was developed by content curation software specialists Better Than Paper. Managing director Ashwin Saddul commented: “Created using our innovative publishing tool, The D-Heath App has been designed to build and empower a digital community around the core issues facing the healthcare sector. It provides easy access to the latest industry news and thought leadership whilst being integrated with social media tools. This will enable D-Health to increase awareness of issues, ideas and relevant opportunities for operators in the digital healthcare market.”
To download the free app visit https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/d-health/id773236113?mt=8
For more information about D Health, please visit http://www.dhcl.org/.
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Digital Healthcare is a holistic term incorporating telemedicine, telehealth, telecare, E-Health, M-Health, Health IT and Assisted Living. As aging populations, lifestyle related diseases and other social and economic drivers continue to dominate global healthcare systems, digital healthcare is rapidly emerging as a key solution for delivering sustainable health and care for the future.
Based in Moray, Scotland, D Health is a specialist consultancy which provides support services to the global digital healthcare community. Combined, D Health’s core team has over 70 years of experience in healthcare as academics, public servants, industry professionals and business leaders. Calling on its industry experience and networks, D Health’s expertise lies in its ability to identify funding, provide market intelligence, scope opportunities, design business/service models and broker partnerships.
Skin Analytics wins NHSX award for AI skin cancer tool
An artificial intelligence-driven tool that identifies skin cancers has received an award from NHSX, the NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care's initiative to bring technology into the UK's national health system.
NHSX has granted the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award to DERM, an AI solution that can identify 11 types of skin lesion.
Developed by Skin Analytics, DERM analyses images of skin lesions using algorithms. Within primary care, Skin Analytics will be used as an additional tool to help doctors with their decision making.
In secondary care, it enables AI telehealth hubs to support dermatologists with triage, directing patients to the right next step. This will help speed up diagnosis, and patients with benign skin lesions can be identified earlier, redirecting them away from dermatology departments that are at full capacity due to the COVID-19 backlog.
Cancer Research has called the impact of the pandemic on cancer services "devastating", with a 42% drop in the number of people starting cancer treatment after screening.
DERM is already in use at University Hospitals Birmingham and Mid and South Essex Health & Care Partnership, where it has led to a significant reduction in unnecessary referrals to hospital.
Now NHSX have granted it the Phase 4 AI in Health and Care Award, making DERM available to clinicians across the country. Overall this award makes £140 million available over four years to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence technologies which meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Dr Lucy Thomas, Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, said: “Skin Analytics’ receipt of this award is great news for the NHS and dermatology departments. It will allow us to gather real-world data to demonstrate the benefits of AI on patient pathways and workforce challenges.
"Like many services, dermatology has severe backlogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This award couldn't have come at a better time to aid recovery and give us more time with the patients most in need of our help.”