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July 26, 2018
How will Matt Hancock’s healthcare priorities benefit the NHS?

Last week, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock gave his first speech at West Suffolk Hospital where he revealed three key priorities for the NHS: technology, workforce and prevention.
 
Speaking before the Health and Social Care Committee yesterday, he also gave more information on the work he intends to do.
 
A version of this article first appeared on our sister publication Healthcare Leader
So what do the priorities mean for the health service?
 
Technology focus

May 25, 2016
New technology makes incident reporting easy and efficient

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a provider of acute and specialist health services with 10,000 staff is using Datix software to increase efficiencies within the Trust. Since implementing the latest web-based Datix incident, risk, legal and safety alerts modules, the Trust has increased incident reporting levels which in turn has helped the Trust respond more efficiently to risks, as well as ensuring team learning from incidents.
 

February 4, 2016
Today is World Cancer Day 2016 and COCIR is taking this opportunity to raise awareness about the new and efficient clinical processes that medical technologies are enabling for the benefit of citizens and cancer patients across the globe in the collective fight against cancer.

Today is World Cancer Day 2016 and COCIR is taking this opportunity to raise awareness about the new and efficient clinical processes that medical technologies are enabling for the benefit of citizens and cancer patients across the globe in the collective fight against cancer.
 

January 14, 2016
The advancement of technology rolls on and, with it, the need to modernise the way we work in healthcare environments. But with these new technologies come new risks – so what should we be looking out for to ensure patients and their all-important personal data is safe in 2016?

The advancement of technology rolls on and, with it, the need to modernise the way we work in healthcare environments. But with these new technologies come new risks – so what should we be looking out for to ensure patients and their all-important personal data is safe in 2016?

‘Medjacking’

February 12, 2010
Pharmaceutical companies have turned to technology to convince governments and insurers their products are cost-effective and produce results, according to a report.

Pharmaceutical companies have turned to technology to convince governments and insurers their products are cost-effective and produce results, according to a report.

The industry's future will see collaborations between drug firms and computing and telecoms businesses to create devices which monitor patients in real time, said professional services advisor Ernst & Young.

February 1, 2010
Imaging partnership to widen reach in niche health arena

Imaging partnership to widen reach in niche health arena

Siemens Healthcare and Vertec Scientific have announced a distribution partnership that will see Vertec exclusively market the X Class range of ultrasound systems in the markets of emergency medicine, GP practices, rheumatology, orthopaedics, acute medicine, chest medicine and anaesthetics.  The agreement, which is effective immediately, will see Vertec sell the systems and Siemens Healthcare's engineers maintain the technology.

December 1, 2009
ApaTech, the rapidly growing orthobiologics company, was named Europe's fastest growing Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Medical Technology/Equipment company

ApaTech, the rapidly growing orthobiologics company, was named Europe's fastest growing Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Medical Technology/Equipment company

This annual ranking is based on a companies' five-year revenue growth, for which ApaTech has achieved a rate of 8,318% over this period.

This achievement places ApaTech 9th overall in the ranking that includes the fastest growing public and private technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and green technology companies from 26 countries in EMEA.

November 24, 2009
The Frost & Sullivan 2009 World Security Test Equipment Technology Leadership of the Year Award, is presented to Codenomicon Ltd

The Frost & Sullivan 2009 World Security Test Equipment Technology Leadership of the Year Award, is presented to Codenomicon Ltd.

Codenomicon's trademarked DEFENSICS™ test platform demonstrates a high degree of innovation.

By incorporating the latest technology trends and research into its intelligent fuzzing techniques, DEFENSICS™ fulfils the changing testing needs of network equipment manufacturers, network operators and enterprises.

July 8, 2009
Pharmaceutical giant unveils start-of-the-art facility to develop new manufacturing technology

A new research and development hub is to be opened by pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer at its Ringaskiddy site in Co Cork, in the Republic of Ireland.

The state-of-the-art 11 million euro (£9.5 million) facility will create new manufacturing technology to boost the firm's worldwide operations.

May 26, 2009
IGEL Technology will be demonstrating its fast and secure access to patient files whilst on the move as well as it's other benefits at Smart Healthcare Live in London on 9-10 June

Fast and secure access to patient files whilst on the move will be just one of the benefits IGEL Technology will be demonstrating using thin clients at Smart Healthcare Live in Earls Court, London, on 9-10 June. Using IGEL Universal Desktops with integrated smartcard devices, healthcare professionals can securely log-in to any IGEL device and access patient records in under 10 seconds.

May 7, 2009
Stamford Hospital has employed the new iLab™ Ultrasound Imaging System to provide improved diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)

Stamford Hospital has employed the new iLab™ Ultrasound Imaging System to provide improved diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

December 12, 2008
Technology used by security officers at Plymouth Hospitals intended to help prosecute violent patients and visitors

A Devon hospital trust is believed to be the first in Britain to equip its security staff with the latest state of the art, head mounted surveillance cameras.

The technology being used by security officers at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is intended to help in the prosecution of violent and abusive patients and visitors.

October 9, 2008
British antimicrobial technology keeps US hospital free from superbugs

Technology developed by researchers in Britain has helped create a hospital in the US that is free of the superbugs MRSA, VRE and C difficile.

The Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana, has not had one recorded case of hospital acquired infection (HCAI) since it opened in October 2006. Its director of infection prevention, James Ballard, attributes much of this success to the antimicrobial technology, Byotrol.

August 12, 2008
Pioneering technique sees pregnancy rates double

A hospital which has adopted a pioneering technique to store embryos produced by IVF treatment has seen pregnancy rates double.

Seventeen of the 39 women offered the embryo vitrification treatment at the University Hospital of Wales' IVF clinic in the last year have so far fallen pregnant, with four of them expecting twins.

The Cardiff hospital is believed to be the first in the UK to offer embryo vitrification and it is certainly the first to use new cryoleaf technology to carry out the process, hospital bosses say.

August 7, 2008
New technology gives stroke victims in remote areas better access to doctors

Stroke patients living outside large cities can benefit from hospital doctors using a telemedicine programme rather than traditional telephone consultations, new research has revealed.

July 11, 2008
Report describes fast-changing European telemedicine market

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the European telemedicine market generated revenues of $118.0 million in 2007 and is estimated to reach $236.0 million by 2014.
  
Strategic Analysis: Competitive Benchmarking of Telemedicine Vendors in Europe describes how, although the European telemedicine industry has achieved significant progress, certain technological advances have inadvertently led to new hurdles.

These include the greater need for standards and physician acceptance of novel telemedicine technologies.