New drive for ‘paperless’ NHS

Jeremy Hunt to outline 'paperless NHS' plans

  • 7 February 2016
  • From the section Health
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Image caption Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will detail how a "paperless" NHS will make services more convenient

The government has launched its latest attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England.

The aim is to create a paperless service

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Can you save lives with ‘big data’?

The challenge of saving lives with 'big data'

  • 7 February 2016
  • From the section Health
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Image caption Scientists can use all the big data that is collected on patients to improve our health

Every day, more data about our lives is being generated than ever before. When it comes to saving lives, the bigger the data the



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Bone Marrow Lesions Common in Young Adults (CME/CE)

Action Points

  • Note that this cross-sectional study found a significant rate of bone marrow lesions in the knees of otherwise healthy young adults.
  • These lesions, the authors suggest, may presage subsequent osteoarthritis.

Knee bone marrow lesions (BMLs) were surprisingly common in young adults, and were associated with increasing age and previous knee injury, as well as with increased …


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How Intuition Paved the Way for One Physician

The Doctor: Haywood Hall, MD, who works with telemedicine provider MDLive, is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.

MDLive basics: Provides service via employer, health plans, and direct-to-consumer app, has more than 5 million members, and partnered with Walgreens to provide virtual visits via in-store kiosks.

Claim to fame: