Monthly update from the Institute of Global Health Innovation

News

Could bird songs help boost engagement with hearing tests?

A new venture will explore the use of bird songs to encourage engagement with hearing tests. The idea was born out of a two-day workshop led by the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, developed to stimulate innovative ideas that could help improve communication for adults with hearing loss.

Find out more – http://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/190086/could-bird-songs-help-boost-engagement/

Could a smartphone app make hospitals safer?

In a new study, Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) scientists will begin evaluating whether the Streams app can help both patients and healthcare staff by making important medical information more readily available.

Find out more – http://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/190069/could-smartphone-make-hospitals-safer/

Running a hospital in a warzone

In January, IGHI hosted surgeon and humanitarian Dr Tom Catena to deliver a special lecture on his challenging medical work in a warzone, his personal life, and lessons for others.

Read more – http://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/189846/running-hospital-warzone/

Upcoming events

Global Health Forum: Developments and Applications in Digital Health from a Global Perspective – 21 February

IGHI’s February Forum will focus on digital and mobile health in a global setting. Speakers include IGHI Visiting Professor Prof Robert Istepanian and the Department of International Trade’s Chief Scientific Advisor Dr Mike Short.

Register – https://bit.ly/2GhzCOM

Latest blog posts

Life after winning IGHI’s Student Challenges Competition

Nate Macabuag, co-founder of the project that won IGHI’s Student Challenges Competition last year, tells us about his journey so far with his prosthetic wearables start-up Mitt.

Read his story – https://bit.ly/2Fq5LTR

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