Ada Health’s dedicated Covid-19 assessment and screener

To support the global effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Ada Health launched a free Covid-19 screener that would help people identify Covid-19 symptoms and guide them on appropriate next steps. Ada Health’s Covid-19 screener is a free web app, complementary to Ada’s main assessment, and can also be easily embedded by partners, health systems… Read More Ada Health’s dedicated Covid-19 assessment and screener

Credentially and the Covid-19 Clinical Assessment Team: Getting GPs compliant to work in a new role in just a few days

As anyone who employs healthcare professionals knows, it can take up to six months to complete compliance checks. So, when the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, and thousands of GPs, pharmacists and paramedics were needed to help take the pressure of front-line services, the NHS faced an immense challenge. Credentially stepped in to support the issue by… Read More Credentially and the Covid-19 Clinical Assessment Team: Getting GPs compliant to work in a new role in just a few days

Omnicell helps increase capacity in ICU at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

With the Covid-19 pandemic putting unprecedented pressure on the NHS, Omnicell is supporting Trusts to increase capacity by rapidly supplying products and services to help frontline workers to meet the increasing demand. Omnicell has fast-tracked production and deployment of their XT Automated Dispensing Cabinets to help increase capacity wherever needed. The organisation has removed all… Read More Omnicell helps increase capacity in ICU at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Visiba Care partners with Livewell Southwest: Accelerating digital care provision in response to Covid-19

Early in 2020, Visiba Care partnered with Livewell Southwest to launch a virtual clinic to support their health and social care services across Devon and Cornwall. With the rapid spread of Covid-19 across the UK, the demand for online consultations has risen sharply, and Livewell Southwest has promptly scaled up their digital operations and provision… Read More Visiba Care partners with Livewell Southwest: Accelerating digital care provision in response to Covid-19

11 suppliers chosen to provide video consults during Covid-19

Commenting in Digital Health News on the recent rapid procurement to provide video consults during Covid-19, Graham Kendall, Director of the Digital Healthcare Council, said: “Undoubtedly there is huge demand for online consultations at scale and the rapid tender process shows how quickly it’s possible to move when there’s a coordinated and determined effort. “While… Read More 11 suppliers chosen to provide video consults during Covid-19

Millions of phone and video appointments to slow the spread of the coronavirus

Millions of patients will be urged to see their GP by phone or video in a major drive to slow the spread of the coronavirus. GP practices across the country have been told to ramp up the number of remote consultations to reduce the risk of infected patients turning up at surgeries. It means face-to-face… Read More Millions of phone and video appointments to slow the spread of the coronavirus

Strike while the iron is hot: why we need to go further on digital health

Writing in Digital Health News, DHC Director, Graham Kendall explores why there is much more to be done to use digital to respond to coronavirus. Patient education and health coaching, triaging, mental health support, contact tracing, identifying high-risk groups and hotspots, robotics and workflow optimisation should all feature in our response to Covid-19. Read the… Read More Strike while the iron is hot: why we need to go further on digital health