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Today, IT within the healthcare industry is undergoing profound changes. This has been driven, in part, by the development of advanced new treatments, including robotics, analytical imaging and robust data networks, which enable the lessons learned from pioneering medical practitioners to be distributed to peers around the world, more rapidly than ever before.
For healthcare providers, ensuring a quality environment of patient care is paramount. New technologies—from digital imaging to security-enhancing baby finders to “always-on” wearable technology—are helping to reduce errors, improve care, and decrease costs simultaneously.
In the 2019 Global Health Care Outlook Report Deloitte states that, “there is an exponential increase in the pace and scale with which digital healthcare innovations are emerging. Digital technologies are supporting health systems’ efforts to transition to new models of patient-centered care and helping them develop ‘smart health’ approaches to increase access and affordability, improve quality, and lower costs.”
Virtual reality (VR) can help to ease someone’s sensitivity to pain, new research suggests. Scientists at Imperial College London found that people immersed in VR scenes of the Arctic reported reduced pain sensations compared with those not using the technology.
New imaging technology has been developed to help picture how tumours form. Early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer could be helped by the tool which researchers at the University of Edinburgh use to detect the key cells involved. The new type of chemical probe can also help scientists track the progress of a tumour and how immune cells can have a positive or negative influence.
A new framework that aims to simplify public sector purchasing of cloud services has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), an NHS partner that serves 40 percent of the NHS with corporate services.
NHS SBS said its new Cloud Solutions framework will help the NHS, local authorities, police, educational establishments and others access high quality and value-for-money cloud services.
The co-founder of British artificial intelligence firm DeepMind, now owned by Google’s parent firm Alphabet, has gone on leave from the company.
In a statement, DeepMind said: “Mustafa’s taking some time out right now after 10 hectic years.”