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 11:26 am March 08, 2019
The new suite of reforms announced also include the development of a new role of chief scientist and a Data, Analytics and Delivery division.
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:23 am March 08, 2019
Digital health has often been seen as the future of healthcare, but a recent Rock Health report revealed that women only make up 10.2 percent of digital health CEOs, posing questions about where women fit into this new evolution of healthcare.
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.
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.

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