Roundup: NHS COVID-19 app shows phantom alerts, digital interventions for children's mental health and more briefs
Also, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT to save quarter of a million pounds through e-Observations.
Clinicians, vendors and telehealth advocates stress the importance of virtual services in expanding access to care – and noted the ways it still needs to improve.
The program is set to begin piloting at select sites in the RWJBarnabas system by completing social determinants of health screenings for patients.
Although "technology can be a great equalizer," it can also be used to further inequities, said panelists at HLTH VRTL 2020.
Mayo Clinic Platform President Dr. John Halamka explains how a new digital health tool can be applied through the "five stages" of the COVID-19 pandemic by enabling on-demand testing, tracking of lab results and proof of vaccine administration.
At the Cerner Health Conference, CEO Brent Shafer said COVID-19 has "inspired a burst of innovation," with hundreds of patents and faster progress for a wider array of technologies moving from concept to general availability.
The tool is aimed at allowing users to share their verified health status without exposing the data used to generate it.
Emerging stronger: how can technology help alleviate the pressure of COVID-19 on healthcare provision?
A poll of 2,000 UK adults has revealed the challenges healthcare faces. Mark Davies, chief medical officer (Europe) of IBM Corporation and Watson Health believes a three-stage strategy could help clear the NHS backlog and build operational resilience.
Even after the pandemic, patients will be unwilling to return to the less-streamlined status quo, says Clive Smith.
In a virtual town hall Thursday, policy experts weighed in on pivotal healthcare issues in the upcoming election, including the Affordable Care Act.