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By Jonah Comstock July 19, 2017
Oscar Health is working with Humana to offer commercial health insurance to small businesses in a nine-county Nashville, Tenn. area. Tech-saavy insurance startup Oscar is teaming up with incumbent Humana at a time when it’s just begun to expand from the individual market into working with employers through its Oscar for Business unit. Humana will provide licenses to operate in Nashville as well...
By Heather Mack July 10, 2017
London-based Drayson Technologies, a healthcare IoT company, is getting a high profile gig and funding to help build out and commercialize digital health tools for the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Under a five-year, Strategic Research Agreement, the three entities will join forces to develop digital health products based on research from Oxford...
By Heather Mack July 10, 2017
Overhauling the technological capabilities of the UK’s National Health Service is no easy feat. For Google DeepMind Health – which has positioned itself to handle much of the heavy lifting – an internal review panel has found plenty of room for improvement both on the company’s end as well as the clinicians who practice within the system.  “The digital revolution has largely bypassed the NHS,...
By Jonah Comstock July 6, 2017
Inhealthcare has gotten pretty good at launching technology pilots with the UK's National Health Service, having worked on a number including a back pain management program at James Cook Memorial Hospital and a cardiac remote monitoring program at Medway Community Healthcare. Now the company will be selling that expertise to others: At the end of June, Inhealthcare launched a new programming...
By Heather Mack July 5, 2017
UK-based Push Doctor, a provider of app-based virtual visits, has raised $26.1 million in Series B financing in a round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures and Draper Esprit. Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures and Seventure Partners also contributed, bringing Push Doctors’ total funding to date to more than $37.5 million. The company last raised money in January 2016. Push Doctor, which was founded...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2017
DeepMind, the AI-focused, UK-based Google subsidiary, will roll out its Streams app in a second hospital, the company announced this week. The deployment of the app at Musgrove Park Hospital marks the start of a planned five-year rollout with the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Streams has been developed in collaboration with kidney experts at the Royal Free Hospital London. The app is...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2017
More on Google DeepMind’s patient data misconduct. Google DeepMind’s partnership with the NHS is back in the news again as some new information emerged in the form of a leaked letter from National Data Guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott to the director of the Royal Free Hospital, where DeepMind’s apps were tested. The letter, published by Sky News, gives a glimpse into the UK government’s ongoing...
By Jonah Comstock April 25, 2017
UK-based health chatbot company babylon, which raised $25 million in early 2016, has raised an additional $60 million in funding. While the company didn't disclose the investors, TechCrunch and Financial Times report that the round included Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire business family, NNS holdings, Vostok New Ventures, and existing backers Kinnevik. They also report that the company's total...
By Heather Mack March 9, 2017
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has selected healthcare communication company MD Interconnect to provide its cloud-based, mobile messaging platform called RapidConnect to the hospital. Developed by doctors, the RapidConnect messaing system works for both smartphones and desktop computers to replace paging systems and their companion devices in hospitals to provide faster, more secure and...
By Heather Mack March 7, 2017
UK-based digital health company Inhealthcare is now working with Medway Community Healthcare to provide remote monitoring services to people who are self-managing cardiac health. Using Inhealthcare’s telehealth platform, Medway patients who have been prescribed the anticoagulant Warfarin for longterm use and currently self-test their blood can now manage their condition completely remotely,...