Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Slashing queues, helping new mothers: NHS explores apps for care in a digital age

Slashing queues, helping new mothers: NHS explores apps for care in a digital age Doctors, tech experts and scientists tested new ideas at a health ‘hackathon’ – now a fund aims to back the best with cash

Imagine if there were an app that reduced accident and emergency waiting times, ensured women are followed up after childbirth and even identified when hospital patients need to be transferred to intensive care.

These were some of the innovative ideas generated by more than 100 NHS doctors, dentists, technology developers, scientists and health economists at an unprecedented blue-sky thinking event that aimed to explore new possibilities in care in the digital age. Continue reading... The Guardian

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