7 examples of assistive technology in healthcare


As we strive to make our communities more inclusive, healthcare professionals have made huge innovative leaps in the space of assistive technology. Assistive technology refers to any products or pieces of equipment that enhance learning, working or any day-to-day activities for those living with a disability.

To learn more about the various types of devices on the market, we interviewed seven business professionals who work within this vertical. They shared examples of different types of assistive technology and how they better the lives of the individuals who use them on a daily basis. Keep reading to learn more about them!

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Why health literacy matters


In the run up to Health Literacy Month in October, we sat down with our friends from the Patient Information Forum (PIF) to examine why it’s important to shine a light on the area of health literacy.

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Texthelp’s NHS Expo 2019 Recommended Sessions: A Focus on Digital Health


If you work in the Health Sector, you are sure to be familiar with the Health and Care Innovation Expo (also known as the NHS Expo), which is taking place on 4 - 5 September 2019. For those that aren’t familiar, it is the largest NHS-hosted event of the year, attracting 5,000 people from the NHS, social care, local government, the third sector and the commercial sector - including us!

We will be sharing Stand #107 with our friends from the Patient Information Forum (PIF). As advocates of Digital Health Literacy, we are excited about this year’s theme of bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life. After all, one of the core aspects of the Long Term Plan is the expansion of digitally enabled care across the NHS.

If you are also interested in Digital Health or Health Literacy, here are the sessions we recommend attending at this year’s NHS Expo. Hope to see you there!

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Health literacy challenge and the NHS Long Term Plan


The NHS Expo aims to “inspire leaders and clinicians to make improvements for patients and service users,” with almost three-quarters pledging to start new projects or initiatives after visiting. It unites people from right across the health and social care sector to share experiences, learn from each other, and find solutions. 

This year’s Expo is focused on bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life. With that in mind, we sat down with our partners for the Expo, the Patient Information Forum, to explore what the Long Term Plan lays out and what it means for the future of health literacy.

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