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Adopting technology enabled care services for delivery of care for people with long term conditions

Adopting technology enabled care services for delivery of care for people with long term conditions

4 November 2016

Almost everyone in the UK uses technology in their personal lives, so we know that digital technology offers great opportunities for transforming health and social care services, outcomes and experiences.However, we have a great number of questions to answer if we are to adopt technology enabled care services on a widescale across all health and social care settings. Here Dr Ruth Chambers, Clinical Lead for Long term conditions at WMAHSN, examines these questions.

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Changing the face of healthcare in the West Midlands and well beyond

Changing the face of healthcare in the West Midlands and well beyond

6 October 2016

As the Institute of Translational Medicine - home to staff from WMAHSN and Birmingham Health Partners - opens, John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, ponders whether Birmingham should be renaming itself the City of a Thousand Cures as it moves to the forefront of innovation and growth in the life sciences sector.

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Five minutes with... Rich Westman of Kaido

Five minutes with... Rich Westman of Kaido

22 August 2016

With conflicting content and generic apps – even wearable technology that gives users lots of data but no indication of context - the internet is not a reliable healthcare educational resource. Here, we spend five minutes with Rich Westman, Managing Director of digital health business and Serendip tenant Kaido, who talks about the company and his hopes for the future in working with WMAHSN.

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Patient Safety Collaboratives – delivering on a promise

Patient Safety Collaboratives – delivering on a promise

11 July 2016

It has been two years since Patient Safety Collaboratives were set up in response to the Berwick Report. The Patient Safety Collaboratives are run by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks and funded by NHS Improvement. Collectively, they recently published an impact report, Making care safer for all. Here, Dr Rosie Benneyworth, Managing Director of South West AHSN and AHSN Network Lead for Patient Safety Collaboratives, discusses the highlights.

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What does safer independence mean to you?

What does safer independence mean to you?

6 June 2016

Jamie Cole works in Business Development for Oysta Technology, a company which provides telecare combining GPS with monitoring. In this latest blog, Jamie ponders the question of what safer independence means and how it can enable better lives in a way, and at a cost, that can benefit hundreds of thousands of people.

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