Apollo Medical Software Solutions is providing data for the first 'real world' study of respiratory medicines. The company is providing the data extraction for the Salford Lung Study, which is being run by GlaxoSmithKline in conjunction with healthcare providers in Salford and the University of Manchester North West e-Health. The company is extracting data from 52 GP sites in Salford for the study, which is looking to compare the effectiveness of investigational medicine with existing maintenance therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma in primary care. The results will be published next year.
Oxehealth, a camera-based health monitoring company, is trialling video baby monitors at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The idea is to send heart and respiratory rate information to parents and caregivers, and to alert them to changes in vital signs.24 February 2015