This week saw a number of must-read stories hit the headlines as tech giants, multinationals and governmental bodies focused on digital health, wellness and innovation. From Johnson & Johnson announcing a partnership with Apple, Microsoft continuing to make moves in IoT, AI and cloud computing, the potential expansion of the Babylon-powered GP at Hand, and the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement banding together to create NHSX.
You can read more on each of these headlines below.
Medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods giant Johnson & Johnson is leveraging the Apple Watch as part of a cardiovascular study in a bid to improve the time taken to detect atrial fibrillation, which effects 33 million people worldwide.
Building next generation health networks, developing its hardware by releasing a patent to help tackle Parkinson’s and support the transition of health care data into more community-based locations, the tech company had plenty to talk about this week.
Following the NHS retracting initial objections, Babylon’s GP at Hand could soon be coming to Birmingham, meaning appointments could be booked digitally, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the area.
A new unit dedicated to overseeing digital transformation – the key areas of focus will be coordination and consistency, setting standard, driving implementation, radical innovation, common technologies and services, reforming procurement, cyber policy, digital capability and governance.
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