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Health Europa brings you the latest Research & Innovation News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

Harnessing the power of sound waves for advances in drug delivery

Harnessing the power of sound waves for advances in drug delivery

Pioneering new research is harnessing the power of sound waves to deliver drugs – demonstrating how high-frequency sound could revolutionise the field of ultrasound-driven...
AI in healthcare: navigating uncharted territory

AI in healthcare: navigating uncharted territory

David Le Penske, Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Digital Innovation, at Insight Enterprises, discusses the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. AI is...
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/16-million-to-introduce-digital-prescribing-in-hospitals

Hospitals in England to receive funding for digital prescribing

The UK Government is providing £16m in funding to hospitals across England to introduce digital prescribing. Patients and staff across 16 hospitals in England are...
Megalabs to transform diagnostics facilities in the UK

Megalabs to transform diagnostics facilities in the UK

Yesterday the UK Government announced the opening of two new megalabs which will add 300,000 to the UK’s daily testing capacity. As part of the...
Are COVID-19 antigen tests already becoming obsolete?

Are COVID-19 antigen tests already becoming obsolete?

In this article, Marc Davis of Capital Markets Media discusses the efficacy of COVID-19 antigen tests. It was supposed to be a big breakthrough in...
routine testing

Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could save lives

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, revealed that routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives.
NHS should help people self-care with online health information gateway

NHS should help people self-care with online health information gateway

Experts are calling for the NHS to help people self-care by offering a clear online gateway to quality-assured information about minor health conditions. The call...
isotretinoin

MHRA to review acne treatment isotretinoin and suspected links with psychiatric and sexual side...

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has  issued a call for information on isotretinoin, a treatment for severe acne, which has been...
Artificial Intelligence in healthcare and clinical practice in the COVID era

Artificial Intelligence in healthcare and clinical practice in the COVID era

Caroline B Hing and Yasmin Antoniou of AI for Good explore the future of AI in healthcare and clinical practice. Automation during the industrial revolution...
Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Scientists have developed a new experimental drug that aims to use the body’s immune system in a response against cancer, which is now entering...
New implantable medical sensor can biodegrade into the body

New implantable medical sensor can biodegrade into the body

A new, implantable sensor, made from materials that can safely biodegrade into the body, has been developed to monitor patients’ conditions. A team of international...
The Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission study

The Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission study

In this article, Dr Caroline Walters, Research Associate at the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, discusses the Real-time Assessment...
New Commission to explore role of technology in reformed social care

New Commission to explore role of technology in reformed social care

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the TEC Services Association (TSA) are joining forces to launch a Commission that will...
women clinical trials

Sex differences and women’s representation in clinical trials

Professors Irving Zucker and Brian J Prendergast tell us about the impacts on women of sex biases in clinical drug trials. In 1993, the US...
ai in healthcare

AI in healthcare: exploring innovation in the NHS

Mandeer Kataria of the Health Tech Alliance explores the growing role of emerging digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has...
NHS looks to improve care with AI in Health and Care Awards

NHS looks to improve care with AI in Health and Care Awards

The NHS has announced that applications are now open for the second round of the AI in Health and Care Award. The NHS is continuing...
Cyber security critical for healthcare industry in wake of COVID-19

Cyber security critical for healthcare industry in wake of COVID-19

A new report has highlighted how cyber security is critical for the healthcare industry in light of COVID-19. According to a new report from GlobalData,...
The role of point-of-care testing in the time of COVID-19

The role of point-of-care testing in the time of COVID-19

Exploring the value of point-of-care C-reactive protein testing in the time of COVID-19 in patient risk assessment and monitoring. As the healthcare industry’s understanding of...
Increasing data integrity in the public sector in wake of Excel controversy

Increasing data integrity in the public sector in wake of Excel controversy

In this article, Jon Taylor, Principal Consultant at Conosco, discusses the need for the public sector to increase its data integrity following the recent...
Integrating technology to support the ageing population

Integrating technology to support the ageing population

Cush Health offers solutions to protect elderly patients while maintaining their independence within the community. The World Health Organization predicts the economic and societal burden...

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