July 22, 2024

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Roundup: Sheba Medical Center launches remote monitoring program, ORCHA creates digital health academy and more

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Roundup: Sheba Medical Center launches remote monitoring program, ORCHA creates digital health academy and more

Sheba Medical Center launches remote monitoring program for children

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center and the Heart Institute at Safra Children’s Hospital have partnered to launch a programme for children with complex heart defects.

The program will use remote monitoring technology provided by Datos Health, a member of Sheba’s Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate (ARC) telemedicine hub. This technology integrates sensors and other inputs to transmit data from infants’ vital signs to the care team, enabling clinicians to intervene at the first signs of a potential risk.

Iris Shtein, co-director of the telemedicine Hub at ARC, said: “The connected platform developed by the Datos team, supported by ARC, enables Sheba clinicians to maintain transparency on their young, vulnerable patients between hospital visits, enabling more proactive care, and providing a sense of control to parents at such a crucial time.”


ORCHA creates online platform for UK healthcare professionals

The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) is launching a digital health academy to support health and care professionals in using digital health tools.

Pharma firm Boehringer Ingelheim is sponsoring the online training portal, which will be available in March 2022 and aspires to improve the digital skills of all NHS health and care professionals by 2031.

Dr Neville Young, director of enterprise and innovation, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, said: “A digital health academy is a must, because, although it’s great that healthcare providers are continuing to invest in digital health, it’s vital that we also provide our brilliant health and care professional staff with the right knowledge to enable them to use the tools on offer to deliver the best care for patients.” 


Healthtech startup Cerebriu partners with Danish hospital

Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Denmark has introduced a software solution from University of Copenhagen spin-out Cerebriu to optimise its radiology workflow and resource allocation.

The Apollo software employs proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Smart Protocol, to indicate potentially relevant pathologies on brain MR images, and suggest follow-up actions during the examination. This enables better and faster workflow decisions to be made before a radiologist would normally have the chance to review images.

Robert Lauritzen, Cerebriu CEO, said: “This is a major step on our mission to automate radiology workflow, increasing quality of care by bringing our Smart Protocol technology within neuroimaging.”


Digital transformation in community health services needs backing, says report

UK community health services have been delivering better patient care through remote monitoring, virtual-consultations and self-management tools, according to a new report published by the Community Network, hosted by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers.

But the report warns that a lack of co-ordinated national support and funding could prevent further progress being made.

Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network and chief executive of Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust said: “This progress needs to continue if we are to respond to the rising demand for care that community services are facing. This will require more national prioritisation and targeted funding to unleash the full potential of community providers.”


Dublin teaching hospital upgrades pathology system

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) in Dublin has rolled out the CliniSys Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) as part of an upgrade to its pathology systems.

The ICE will enable clinicians to order vital tests electronically and receive the results alongside other patient information, to support diagnosis and treatment. It will also support mobile phlebotomy.

Chief Information Officer, David Wall said: “This has been a massive project to deliver and it’s a tribute to everybody involved that it has been delivered against the backdrop of the pandemic and the challenges of a cyberattack on our health system this year.”


Corsano Health smartwatch receives EU-MDR certification

Dutch medtech firm Corsano Health has received the European Union Medical Devices Regulations (EU-MDR) certification for its CardioWatch 287 remote monitoring system.

The wearable device monitors heart rate, heart rate variability (R-R interval), respiration rate, activity and sleep. Data is transmitted wirelessly from the device via the app or gateway to a health cloud where it is stored and made available for further analysis.

Corsano Health CEO, Dr Peter Stas, said: “This achievement is a major milestone for Corsano Health in its mission to provide continuous cardiac monitoring, anytime, anywhere.” 

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