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Articles tagged with: health

NHS Technology Fund Tends to Tactical IT

Written by Cathal McGloin on Wednesday, 15 January 2014.

NHS England has made £100 million available to fund IT projects that reduce paperwork and increase the time that nurses have to spend with patients. £30 million of the Nursing Technology Fund will be made available for IT projects delivered in 2013 to 2014 and NHS Trusts have until 15th January 2014 to apply for funding. A second £70million tranche will be used to fund IT projects implemented in 2014 to 2015.

Western health care is stuck in the sickbay

Written by Janet Daley on Monday, 28 October 2013.

Every democratic society has to address practical questions about the availability and distribution of medical services

Never in human history has the general health of most ordinary people been better than it is now. But paradoxically, there can scarcely ever have been a time when health care has been a more difficult political problem for the governments of advanced countries than it is now.

Innovative bioscience company Cell Guidance Systems raises £248k on Crowdcube

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Thursday, 24 October 2013.

Capital will finance CGS’s growth in the dynamic stem cell research sector

Cambridge-based Cell Guidance Systems, which provides products and services for stem cell scientists, has successfully raised £242,800 on the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube – exceeding its investment target by a massive 142 per cent. Crowdcube has now helped over 70 British businesses to raise a more than £14.5 million.

Doctors Go Solo With Lonemedic

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Thursday, 17 October 2013.

Gabriel Alvarez has over 30 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, having operated in hospitals including the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street and University College London. Mr Alvarez also takes a keen interest in technology, beginning when he published a CD ROM course on plastic surgery. 

Healthcare Desperately Needs More Entrepreneurs

on Sunday, 22 September 2013.

At first glance the title of this piece may sound counter-intuitive to some readers. After all, there have been phenomenal advances seen in healthcare over the last two decades. Advances in diagnostic processes and treatments have given us state of the art scanners and robotic surgery. The development of new drug therapies have enabled physicians to substantially extend life, and sometimes even offer cure, to those with previously terminal diagnoses. So surely everything is ticking along nicely in the land of healthcare innovation?

How Technology Can Make Us Fitter

on Friday, 20 September 2013.

When I began my career in the fitness industry over two decades ago the pursuit of health and wellbeing was a hard slog. First you had to find a health club, which usually meant a small room, a concrete floor with men pumping iron, and a makeshift area with classes consisting of high kicks and running on the spot. Anyone who was a ‘gym goer' in those days will probably remember that there was no such thing as a qualified trainer, treadmills were self-powered and your membership card was a handwritten piece of paper with your name on it.

Big Data and the Sentient World

on Tuesday, 17 September 2013.

The fast data set revolution is being created by you. Every time we text, search, travel or buy we add to the data mountain of some 2.5 billion gigabytes a day that humanity is collectively writing, bringing a new consciousness into existence.

How Digital Innovation Will Drive The NHS

on Tuesday, 17 September 2013.

Tony Speakman (pictured), Regional Director at FileMaker International, shares why The National Health Service (NHS) is now ripe for digital innovation.

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need To Be Productive?

Written by Warren Knight on Friday, 01 February 2013.

It has been reported that on average, we sleep 24 years in our lifetime. I know, that sounds like a lot of wasted time but sleep is so important, especially when you have your own business and you need to be alert and productive.

New Health App Tackles Dementia

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Friday, 30 November 2012.

An exciting start-up in Cornwall called DiSC has developed the “Living Memories” series, an archive film based memory trigger resource on DVD for use with older people, particularly those with dementia.

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