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Why the world needs Digital Healthcare Scientists now more than ever

Dr Mohannad Alajlani, Senior Teaching Fellow – Digital Healthcare Science at WMG, University of Warwick reflects on the emergence of a new healthcare role that embraces widespread shifts to digital technology.

Implementing a national database to improve clinical care and reduce the risk of miscarriages for women

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Professor Theo Arvanitis, Chair in Digital Health Innovation and Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare – WMG, University of Warwick discusses how an innovative clinical informatics programme on miscarriage research is aiming to transform lives.

Skilling Healthcare Professionals in a Constantly Evolving Landscape

The only constant in healthcare is change and uncertainty – and this couldn’t be more apparent than in the emergence of SARS-cov-2.

Leading figures such as Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates did warn of the dangers of a global pandemic. After all, we’ve been here before with influenza at the turn of the 20th century and more recently in 2009. But no one could have predicted the scale of the Covid-19 outbreak globally and how swiftly it would turn life upside down.

There is still much to learn about the impact of the virus on patients and the NHS. Unknowns include how long immunity lasts, what the health consequences will be for survivors in the months and weeks to come, and how the health service and its workforce will need to adapt.

by Dr Sudi Lahiri. Senior Teaching Fellow & Course Leader for MSc Healthcare Operational Management

Practical considerations for micro/nanotechnology enabled biosensors

The field of biosenso­­­rs, driven among others by recent advances in micro and nanotechnologies, has seen the development of ultra-sensitive sensors. The progress has been such that the limit of detection of many micro/nano-sensors is low enough for the early diagnosis of a range of diseases...

by Jerome Charmet, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering.

Mon 06 Mar 2017, 10:16 | Tags: bionsensors, Author: Jerome Charmet

Working with SMEs to help them develop and test their products and applications through academic rigour and co-design principles

by Neil Bryant, IDH Business Development Manager

The Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) is working with small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to bring their innovations in healthcare technology to the marketplace...

Mon 13 Feb 2017, 10:37 | Tags: Innovate UK, SBRI, digital healthcare, SMEs

An App to Support Rehabilitation for Patients undergoing Lung Surgery

by Chris Golby

The Institute of Digital healthcare (IDH) is currently working on a project with the health Foundation and Heart of England Foundation Trust...

Mon 16 Nov 2015, 13:34 | Tags: Author: Chris Golby, m-health, rehabilitation

Non-invasive characterisation of childhood tumours

by Ahmed Fetit

Cancer is a leading cause of mortality in children, with the latest available statistics in the UK showing that...

How to know when “thinking goes wrong”

by Prof Theo Arvanitis

The brain is an amazing organ. It controls many of the functions of the human body – but it is also the organ that processes the information that allows us to understand things – including itself. It is also the last part of the human body to be fully understood. That is, in part, due to it being protected within the skull, but also because of the complexity of its operation. However, recent developments in biomedical imaging techniques are giving us new insight into how it works, how it goes wrong and how we go about fixing it.

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