Leontina Postelnicu

Leontina Postelnicu covers the implementation of technology across the UK’s health and care system, with a particular interest in health policy and innovation.

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:49 am March 07, 2019
Carestream Health announced this morning that it had signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems business to Philips.

North West Ambulance Service paramedics treat patient; Credit: North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

By Leontina Postelnicu 06:38 am March 07, 2019
The initiative is one of ten "Sprint Exemplar Projects" to be funded by UK Research and Innovation. 
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:30 am February 28, 2019
Also: Dutch AI startup Aidence closes €10m Series A funding round; North of Scotland Care Portal goes live; mHabitat director warns patients should be involved in the design of digital tools.
Innovate UK
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:41 am February 27, 2019
The initiatives will see academics collaborate with businesses to generate improvements in treatment options for asthma patients, as estimates show around 5.4 million people in the UK are affected by the condition.
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:08 am February 25, 2019
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS is using around 130,000 pagers at an annual cost of £6.6m.
Eric Topol
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:59 am February 21, 2019
NHS clinical staff have until 4 March to apply. 
Matt Hancock, NHSX

Credit: Graeme Robertson/ Getty Images

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:47 am February 20, 2019
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that a new joint unit bringing together leaders of the digital agenda across the health service is to be created.
HIMSS19
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:48 am February 15, 2019
Also: FarGen project initiator wins achievement award in Orlando; Health secretary calls on the NHS to stop using paper and fax machines.

WHO Regional Director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab at the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European region last week; Credit: WHO Regional Office for Europe

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:33 am February 12, 2019
Regional Director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab spoke at the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European Region in Copenhagen last week.

Dr Eric Topol, US cardiologist, digital medicine expert, EVP and Professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute

By Leontina Postelnicu 08:21 am February 11, 2019
Dr Eric Topol led a review looking at the implications of digital technology deployment for the existing and future NHS workforce.

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