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A brief introduction to AI in digital health

In her address at the GIANT Health Event in May 2021, Bayer’s Sophie Marie Park estimated that the volume of data within the NHS is doubling every 90 days and that 30% of all the…

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Loft prototypes new subject access request tool for health data

In January, we announced that we had received funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to develop a fast and secure data pipeline for the MyEyeSite project. We can now report that we have…

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MyEyeSite enters open beta

Here at Loft, one of our aims is to give patients greater control over their health records. So, we’re very excited that MyEyeSite, the application we’re developing with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL, is now…

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Public Policy Projects’ new report on digitising healthcare

Last month, the independent think tank Public Policy Projects launched a comprehensive report calling on the government to put technology at the centre of healthcare policy going forwards. Entitled Digitisation of Healthcare and Medical Technologies,…

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Loft wins extension to MyEyeSite funding

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has renewed its support for Loft’s MyEyeSite platform by providing a major new tranche of funding for the project. Developed in collaboration with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL, MyEyeSite…

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Why cloud storage is ideal for patient data

Remember the old days, when our medical records were stored in hospital basements? First, they went into manila folders, kept in locked filing cabinets. As technology progressed, patient records were transferred to computers and servers.…

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Operation Moonshot – here’s an idea

In many areas the UK Government seems to have really struggled with the tech aspects of the national response to coronavirus. It’s tough to deliver complex, scalable systems in a short timescale under uncertain and…

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How can smart technology help accelerate the rare disease frontier in modern medicine?

Rare diseases currently affect around 5% of the world population, about 400 million people worldwide. With only about 400 approved treatments available for the more than 7,000 conditions, it is time to examine the major…

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Loft MyEyeSite collaboration wins funding in Innovate UK competition

We are proud to announce that Loft Digital is one of 800 businesses to win funding from Innovate UK for business-led innovation “to drive forward new technological advances” in the wake of the global disruption brought by the…

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How digital innovation in hospitals is stepping up to the challenges of Coronavirus

I heard from a colleague yesterday that the pandemic is driving much needed digital innovation and adoption in their (already very progressive) hospital. Endeavours that were once seen as worthwhile are now mission-critical. Tools to…

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Loft wins funding award with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL

We can finally reveal that we've been awarded a research and development grant by the UK Government, via Health Data Research UK, to work with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL. Our remit is to explore…

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