The NHS COVID-19 app has received an update that will see fewer people receive self-isolation alerts. The government faced criticism after 600,000 people were pinged in a single week in July.
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EE has announced a new data service called Stay Connected. Customers that run out of data for the month will still be able to get online at a capped speed so they can perform essential tasks.
The NHS app in England will double up as a vaccine passport from next Monday for those people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It's hoped this will help speed up foreign travel.
The England and Wales NHS COVID-19 app has had an update blocked by Google and Apple. The tech firms said that the update would go against privacy rules which the government initially agreed to.
Two firms have announced that they're working with the NHS to help it monitor cold storage units holding the COVID-19 vaccine. They are also leveraging blockchain technology to keep trusted logs.
EE has said that it's extending its unlimited data offer for NHS workers. The mobile carrier was going to end the offer on January 31 after an extension in October but will keep it going until June.
COVID-19 exposure tracking apps like the one for NHS are currently facing issues that cause constant "loading" notifications and slowdowns. Google has acknowledged the problem and is looking into it.
The contact tracing app in the UK, Jersey and Gibraltar can now communicate with each other making them more effective when a person with the app crosses over into another territory.
The NHS COVID-19 app has been updated. It removes possible exposure and near-miss notifications, improves the distance measurements and lowers the threshold for isolation notifications.
The coronavirus contact tracing apps across the UK will also speak to one another from November meaning that users don't have to download different apps if they cross borders to other nations.
A new update has been published for the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app. The update addresses a scary notification that tells users they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without further explanation.
EE has announced that customers that work for the NHS can sign-up for unlimited data until January 31, 2021. The deal was started in April and due to end on October 9 but has been extended.
England and Wales will launch their new coronavirus contact tracing app to the general public on September 24. It will let people know if they've come into contact with the virus and need to isolate.
The U.K. government is set to begin trials for its new privacy-friendly contact tracing app. The test will happen on the Isle of Wight and will shortly expand to the London borough of Newham.
The United Kingdom is going to switch to the decentralised model for its contact tracing app. It comes after months of insistence that the centralised app would be better suited for the job.
Microsoft and NHS have struck a new agreement that will see the deployment of Microsoft 365 tools to the health organization's more than a million staff in U.K. These tools include Teams.
The UK government is reportedly investigating the consequences of switching to the decentralised model for its contact tracing app. The current app has difficulty working out distance using Bluetooth.
NHSX has now made the source code for its contact tracing app open source on GitHub. This will allow security researchers to look for bugs and those concerned about privacy to learn how the app works.
The NHS has shown off some screenshots of the upcoming NHS contact tracing app before it's deployed for further testing on the Isle of Wight. The rest of the UK can download it from mid-May.
Ukie, an association of gaming companies in the UK, has launched a Games for Carers initiative, offering NHS workers the chance to choose one of 85,000 games to play for free in light of COVID-19.
The NHS has outlined how it's ensuring that its contact tracing app is transparent, secure, and usable. It said an assurance board containing experts was set up to ensure the app stays within bounds.
Microsoft has made note of the fact that doctors in the UK's NHS service have been using its Teams service to obtain coronavirus test results directly to their phones in a much more efficient manner.
The mobile carrier, EE, has announced that NHS staff can get unlimited data until 9th October by just entering their work e-mail. This will let them stay in touch with family and friends.
A group of technologists have called for strong privacy and transparency measures to be applied to any tracking app that the UK's NHS develops in order to fight the on-going coronavirus outbreak.
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Amazon and the NHS have teamed up to deliver NHS-verified advice to Amazon Alexa users. This will help take the pressure off the NHS and give users reliable information to treat ailments.
DeepMind, Google-owned London based AI research firm announced today that it's moving its health arm, DeepMind Health, including its Streams app's teams under the newly-formed Google Health division.
Microsoft has struck at three-year deal with NHS Scotland which will see the healthcare body use Windows 10 E5 for up to five years. Microsoft said this will make the NHS more efficient.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Black Marble, and Microsoft have begun working together to develop an app for HoloLens and Surface Hub which will help the hospital perform operations.
Microsoft intends to help map defibrillators around the UK in order to help emergency services and bystanders find the nearest devices. It will be done in partnership with the NHS among others.
A White House staffer from the Trump administration has divulged that the U.S. considers North Korea to be the originator of the WannaCry cyberattack which struck 300,000 PCs this year.
The UK's National Audit Office has released a report about the WannaCry malware attack which struck the NHS earlier this year. The NHS responded to the report with a list of measures it would take.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to announce the coming of the National Health Service app that will offer a range of services for patients and apparently be ready by the end of 2018.
A UK watchdog has ruled that a trust of the National Health Service violated privacy law when it provided the details of 1.6 million patients to Google's DeepMind in a medical trial last year.
The UK's NICE, which informs NHS guidelines and practices, now relies on Microsoft-powered algorithms that can sift through mountains of data and present scientist with concise results.
The NHS is rolling out an AI-powered messaging app for 1.2 million people, with the hopes of a nationwide service in six months. The technology is provided by a partnership with Babylon Health.
A NHS eye hospital is teaming up with Google's DeepMind AI researchers to try and find a way for machines to recognize disease earlier than doctors. They'll do this by analyzing a million eye scans.
After Google was granted access to records of 1.6 million patients on the UK's National Health Service, it's now been revealed that they did not have approval from any regulator to receive such data.
Google has been granted access to around 1.6 million UK patient health records in order to develop an 'early warning system' for patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injuries.
The UK's Health Secretary has announced plans to modernise the NHS to make it more digital. This will include access to most of the NHS services online, as well as free Wi-Fi in hospital buildings.