Introducing a new kind of technology for the NHS: Alcidion’s Miya Precision platform | Digital Health

A new type of technology is being launched into the NHS that will re-energise the health tech landscape. Miya Precision – the very first smart clinical asset for the NHS – is already attracting the attention of healthcare organisations looking to accelerate their digital adoption. Whether they are pursuing an electronic patient record, best of …

Early childhood growth is associated with lung function at 7 years: a prospective population-based study

Previous studies have related early postnatal growth with later lung function but their interpretation is limited by the methods used to assess child’s growth. We aimed to assess the association of early childhood growth, measured by body mass index (BMI) trajectories up to 4 years, with lung function at 7 years. We included 1257 children from the Spanish Infancia y Medio Ambiente…

The universal health coverage ambition faces a critical test

Universal health coverage (UHC) has been a focus of the global development conversation over the past decade and, increasingly, of national policy making in countries across a wide range of income levels. The political salience of UHC is rooted in its attractive value proposition: to provide good quality health-care services to all citizens who need them without causing financial hardship.