Bowel cancer is the second most-common cause of cancer death in Scotland, with around 1,600 people dying of the disease each year.
The current detection method involves inserting an endoscope, a thin flexible tube with a camera on the end, into a patient’s colon which then travels around the large bowel allowing doctors to check for cancer.
Clinical Capsule Endoscopy (CCE) uses a ‘smart pill’ containing cameras which, once swallowed by a patient, records images of the intestines as it passes through.
The diagnostic procedure is currently being rolled out across the NHS in Scotland through the ScotCap programme to support endoscopy service remobilisation and alleviate pressure on the NHS following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Innovation in digital healthcare is our bread and butter here at Pogo Digital Healthcare; our latest product - a long term condition management app called MyTailoredTalks is currently being piloted in 26 GP surgeries in NHS Lothian, with the system due to be rolled out to the rest of NHS Lothian on 1st October 2022.
MyTailoredTalks provides people living with long covid with information and support that has previously been missing from primary care. The system underpins an integrated care pathway from the patient's GP to follow-up care from Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Our long term condition management app MyTailoredTalks has been shortlisted for Best Use of Technology in Healthcare award at the Herald Digital Transformation awards 2022.
A milestone has been reached for Pogo Digital Healthcare's long term condition management app.
Scottish health researchers are at the forefront of a new £6m project to make Artificial Intelligence-assisted capsule endoscopy a part of future bowel cancer diagnostics.
Plans are afoot (or perhaps up in the air) in Scotland for the UK's first medical distribution network using drones.
Jack Francis spoke at the NHS Scotland Event 2022 at the P&J live exhibition centre in Aberdeen.
Pogo Studio have been featured in The Scotsman, covering updates on our work with NHS Lothian.
Health Technology Wales is looking for submissions to their digital open topic call.
Technology within healthcare is more important now, than ever before.
Our mobile app MyTailoredTalks, developed in partnership with NHS Lothian and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has recently been piloted within NHS Lothian.
The ongoing pilot of MyTailoredTalks for long covid support in NHS Lothian is gathering pace.