Care & Health 15th April 2021 - 6 min read

The Data behind Digital Health Passports

As of April 13th 2021 in the United States, about 75.3 million people have been fully vaccinated. In the UK, more than 5 million people have received their second dose. The travel industry has long been waiting for the moment where widespread vaccina [ ... ]
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Care & Health 13th November 2018 - 5 min read

Top three focus points for health and social care transformation

Julia Ross is the Chief Strategist for Care and Health with PredictX. She is a former nurse and social worker and is an expert on the TechUK Health and Social Care Council. Read more for her take on current challenges for health and social care trans [ ... ]
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Care & Health 24th August 2018 - 5 min read

Delayed! Optimising the Care Pathway to address DToC

Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) is a phrase most health practitioners have heard all too often. Most patients, in actual fact, seem to hear it all too often. It is defined as the period of continued hospital stay after a patient is deemed medically f [ ... ]
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Care & Health 25th July 2018 - 4 min read

Top five revolutionary digital technologies for healthcare

In June 2017, Theresa May announced an increase of £20 billion a year to the NHS’s budget ahead of their 70th birthday. This boost in funding holds new promise for healthcare services, yet there is a continuous pressure to ensure the money does not g [ ... ]
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Care & Health 9th April 2018 - 3 min read

Care Robots Rescue Japan’s Elderly Care Shortfall

Japan has the highest population of older people in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Over a quarter of Japan’s population is over 65 years of age yet the working age population shrinks by one percent each year. [ ... ]
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Care & Health 7th June 2017 - 1 min read

Data is the new oil – so let’s drill for it together

Data driven” start-ups are the wildcatters of the new economy. They prospect for digital oil, extract it and turn it into clever new services, from analysing X-rays and CAT scans to determining where to spray herbicide on a  field”, according to The [ ... ]
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Care & Health 4th May 2017 - 2 min read

Toxic mix of DTOCs and A&E

In the 1970s, when I was a young social worker in A&E, most of the emergencies referred to us were mental health, hopeless drunks, homeless people and child protection.  Older people were rare referrals but in those days there were many geriatric [ ... ]
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Care & Health 4th May 2017 - 4 min read

Ironing out the wrinkles for better care

As ADASS looks forward to its annual Spring seminar, now becoming a regular austerity event in Yarnfield, the recent report published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS)  National Standards, Local Risks: The Geography of Local Authority Funded S [ ... ]
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Care & Health 28th March 2017 - 2 min read

Counting the cost of hips and knees

There’s been a great deal of noise in the press recently about NHS rationing. First it was the canteen sandwiches and then much more seriously, the headline grabbing announcement of the decision in the West Midlands to ration hip and knee replacemen [ ... ]
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Care & Health 8th March 2017 - 2 min read

An extra £2bn for social care over the next three years : Will it make a difference?

Phillip Hammond’s Budget statement includes an extra £2bn for social care over the next three year.  A step towards addressing the rising clamours for the cuts in social care spending to be redressed. The noise in the system is understandable given [ ... ]
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