Doctors.net launches medical quiz app
Doctors.net has launched its new medical quiz application that can be downloaded free of charge through iTunes for iPhone and iPad providing informal, light-hearted and valuable learning tools.
The application contains questions on general medical knowledge, while the second paid-for Premium App quizzes covers specialist areas including therapeutics, cardiology, general internal medicine and general practice.
This application can help to keep doctors and other healthcare professionals up to date with their continued medical education, an essential and important part of a physician’s career in the UK.
CME has also taken on a new importance as the doctors are being revalidated by the General Medical Council in the UK and that they are up to date on medical information, in order to keep practicing one.
The application comes with three sets of ten questions of general medical knowledge in a straight forward yes and no format. The medical quiz application follows the launch by Doctors.net uk of the medical news app, which is designed specifically for doctors of UK.
Tim Ringrose, Chief Executive of Doctors.net.uk said, “Education is becoming increasingly important to doctors with the introduction of revalidation, and with heavy workloads, busy lifestyle and growing economic pressures, doctors need to find convenient and effective ways to fit CME around their schedule.” Mr. Tim added, “Our new apps answer doctors’ need for bite-sized learning resources that are so quick and accessible they can be completed on an iPhone or iPad within minutes. We have presented these quizzes in a light-hearted way to make learning fun as well as informative.”
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.”