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The difference a medical device can make - an engineer's view

The difference a medical device can make - an engineer's view

8 June 2017

David Black's background is in engineering and computing, and he has worked for a range of companies such as Oxford Magnet Technology, in the early days of MRI, to Shell Global Solutions on product development. He is currently developing a career in the digital world by gaining skills in machine learning and enjoying his ongoing passion for writing - here sharing an engineer's perspective of using a urinary catheter.

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Innovation supply and demand: never the twain shall meet?

Innovation supply and demand: never the twain shall meet?

26 April 2017

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with the country’s 15 AHSNs, which supports delivery of the Five Year Forward View. Co-founder of the NIA, Dr Amanda Begley, here introduces a new series of research and real-world insight from the NIA, which addresses what it will take for supply and demand for innovation in healthcare to be better matched.

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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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