DLS to attend Europe’s biggest healthcare innovation event

We are pleased to announce that representatives from Digital Life Sciences will be showcasing some of our latest products and services at the 2013 Healthcare Innovation Expo, which this year is being held at the ExCeL Centre in London from Wednesday, 13 March to Thursday, 14 March.

The Healthcare Innovation Expo, organised by the Department of Health in partnership with the NHS, was first held in 2009 and was a great success, drawing in over five thousand delegates. A second event was then held in 2011, and was equally as successful. The 2013 Expo, the largest event of its kind in Europe, is expected to bring in some 10,000 attendees.

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New mobile app: Birmingham Children’s Hospital Feedback app

New mobile phone app transforms patient and family feedback at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

A revolutionary new smartphone app designed by Birmingham Children’s Hospital – the first of its type in the NHS – is making patient and family feedback quicker, easier and more effective than ever before.

The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Feedback app has been designed to enable children, young people and families to interact with the hospital in an innovative new way to send their thoughts and comments directly to the ward or area they have visited with the simple click of a button.  Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Baby

A ground-breaking smartphone app, designed to help parents interact with their infants, is being developed by Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit (WIFWU).

Getting to Know Your Baby

Getting to Know Your Baby is the first app to use the six baby states of consciousness to enable mums and dads to interpret their infants’ subtle cues and bond with their newborns.

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The future of digital healthcare: Patient experience based online education & learning

This is the sixth part of a series about the future of digital healthcare. To view part 1, please click here.

The vast majority of both staff and patient education delivered by healthcare providers is delivered through traditional means – or indeed not delivered at all as there aren’t the physical resources to focus on education and learning. Moreover, a lot of learning is done without reflecting on genuine patient experiences – in order to drive improvement based on real circumstances. Continue reading

Francis calls for a patient voice

Arguably, the £13 million Public Inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust would never have happened without the unrelenting voices of patients and their families.

Inquiry Chairman Robert Francis QC and MPs paid tribute to the patients and families who would not rest until they had answers as to why between 400 and 1,200 people died at the hospital due to failures in care. Continue reading

The future of digital healthcare: Remote delivery of expert clinical services

This is the fifth part of a series about the future of digital healthcare. To view part 1, please click here.

At the moment, the majority of healthcare is provided in face-to-face settings, where you meet an expert in a bricks and mortar establishment. This is expensive and time consuming, and whilst we ‘like’ our care provided in this way, it isn’t always necessary. Moreover, none of the expertise provided within traditional healthcare settings is leveraged for the mass market through remote delivery.

In 2011, NHS medical director Professor Bruce Keogh announced a radical plan – to enable patients to consult their GP remotely rather than turning up at the surgery. Continue reading

‘Follow’ and ‘Like’ DLS

DLS launched its brand new website, including new social media channels, on Tuesday, 5 February 2013.
These channels were developed for more convenient corporate communications, include FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube accounts and will be a fundamental element of DLS online communications with its clients and partners.

DLS Website Launch

Digital Life Sciences is delighted to officially announce the launch our website. 

In an increasingly virtual age, we strongly believe that the website represents the public face of our company, as well as an environment for interaction with partners and our customers. It’s been our objective to create an accurate depiction of DLS that is both informative and functional, as well as welcoming and engaging for all users.

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Patient Feedback App

Digital Life Sciences has launched a smartphone app to transform the way in which patients give their feedback to hospitals and GP surgeries.

The app, Talk To, enables patients to give their feedback in a way that is as easy as sending a text. Their comments go straight to manager of the ward or unit concerned and are published on your website at the same time.

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